The course is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping and meets the requirements laid down in Regulation I/12, Sections A-I/12, B-I/12 and Table A-V/1-1-2 of the STCW Convention and Code as amended and is in compliance with IMO Model Course 2.06.
The simulator creates real time operational environments for cargo and ballast handling training on ship models of the following types.
The tanker models are equipped with Loading Computers for offline cargo planning, online intact stability monitoring and damage stability calculations.
- VLCC (DWT 318692 mt). An oil tanker with 15 cargo tanks, 2 slop tanks, 3 steam driven centrifugal cargo pumps, AUS, VECS, COW and inert gas system and BWTS plant.
- Aframax tanker (DWT 116000 mt). An Oil Tanker with 12 cargo tanks, 2 slop tanks, 3 steam driven centrifugal cargo pumps, AUS, VECS, COW and inert gas system and BWTS plant.
- Product Tanker (DWT 47400 mt). The tanker model is equipped with submerged (Framo) pumping system serving 5 sets of cargo tanks and 2 slop tanks, tank cleaning and inert gas system.
The Simulator is capable of operating with Part task stations and in Full mission mode:
- Part task simulator stations : Individual stations can be used for single student equipment familiarization, cargo stowage planning and demonstrating operational concepts.
- Full mission simulator : Real time resource management training can be provided with Chief officer/ OOW monitoring & controlling cargo operations in CCR & duty officer and supporting team assisting in operations on Deck panel and Pumproom.
- Familiarization with all cargo equipment & Instrumentation and controls
- Awareness of hazards of oil cargo and use of checklists in various cargo handling operations.
- Planning of cargo loading & discharging operations on a loading computer.
- Line up for Loading, Discharging, COW, Ballasting, Inerting & Gas freeing.
- Monitor loading, stability, care during the voyage and unloading of oil cargoes.
- Identify common operational problems and respond to emergencies related to Oil tanker operations.
- Improve situational awareness and decision making using resource management techniques.
- Understand all operations of an oil tanker for a Drydock to Drydock cycle.