Qatar contractor adds offshore support vessel training capability

Offshore staff

DOHA, QatarHalul Offshore Services has procured an offshore support vessel ship handling simulator from VSTEP, claimed to be the first facility of its type in Qatar.

Vivek Seth, Halul’s CEO, said: “This simulator will significantly add to our crew’s ship handling skills, and help them become better prepared for their next assignment on board our fleet of over 40 vessels

“With this simulator we can create scenarios for towing operations like rig moves, berthing, unberthing, and tanker assist operations offshore. The simulator has an option to program for both azimuth and conventional driven vessels. We also have a dynamic positioning system integrated with the simulator.” 

In addition to the simulator training, Halul will continue to provide other forms of on-board training to its crew including safety drills, mooring, unmooring, and dynamic positioning system familiarization.

VSTEP, based in the Netherlands, creates simulators that allow people to build their skills in a practical and cost effective way. VSTEP has several core product lines, focusing on virtual incident command training for first responders (RescueSim), maritime training solutions for the civilian and military maritime industry (NAUTIS), training simulators to prepare camera operators to identify suspect human behavior before a crime or terrorist attack takes place (EyeObserve) and Crowd Control Trainers providing police commanders and training managers with an effective training tool for crowd-related incidents and demonstrations (Crowd Control Trainer). 


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