STAVANGER, Norway – Virtual Marine Technology has installed its first lifeboat simulator on the Prosafe Safe Boreas.
Vessel-specific knowledge and skills were emphasized during the simulator design and development, said Virtual Marine. The system uses real controls from the Harding FF1200 freefall lifeboat to replicate the coxswain positions. The simulation exercises are based on emergency scenarios defined by Prosafe.
“The lifeboat simulator gives us the ability to enhance the emergency drills we do on the vessel,” says Mike Jubb, Offshore Installation manager on the Safe Boreas. “The freefall lifeboat simulator allows our coxswains to safely practice emergency evacuation scenarios that are specific to the Safe Boreas, and that are not possible during conventional freefall coxswain training.”