The course meets the requirements laid down in Regulation I/12, Sections A-I/12, B-I/12 and Table A-V/1-1-3 of the STCW Convention and Code as amended in 2010 and is in compliance with IMO Model Course 1.37.
The simulator is modelled on a Parcel chemical tanker (IMO Type I) of 22150 dwt. The Cargo system consists of 28 cargo tanks + 1 Cargo Drain Tank of stainless steel construction, segregated ballast system, Submerged Framo cargo pumps, BWTS, air/nitrogen stripping system, vapor control system of PV valves and fixed tank cleaning machines in cargo tanks. Cargo Heating is carried out using Thermal Oil.
Vessel is provided with 28 manifolds and interconnections using flexible hoses and can load upto 28 different grades of chemicals, subject to compatibility considerations. Cargo plan is prepared on loadicator, which can also be monitored for on line stress parameters.
The Simulator can be used in 2 modes :
- Part task simulator mode : Each individual station can be used for single student equipment familiarization, cargo stowage planning and operational concepts
- Full mission simulator where Real time resource management training is provided with Chief officer/ OOW monitoring & controlling cargo operations in CCR & duty officer and support staff conducting operations on deck.
- Familiarization with all cargo equipment & Instrumentation and controls
- Greater awareness of the need for a proper pre-planning, the use of checklists in various cargo operations.
- Planning of multigrade cargo loading & discharging operations on loadicator
- Line up for Loading, Discharging, Wall wash test, Tank cleaning, Ballasting, Inerting & Gas freeing.
- Monitor loading, stability, care during the voyage and unloading of Chemical cargo.
- Identify operational problems and gain experience in providing realistic solutions based on results focus and management skills.
- Improve Behavioral competencies including Effective Communication, Teamwork, Leadership and decision-making ability in order to promote safety and protect environment.