03 May Simwave Newsletter April 2021
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Message from our CEO Marcel Kind
This week we celebrated Kings Day in The Netherlands. On Kings Day everyone celebrate the birthday of the King on the streets and dress orange.
In Simwave we have the Orange Carpet, set up in close cooperation with the Dutch Authorities. The Orange Carpet makes it easy for visitors to Simwave to travel and enhance:
Seafarers can easily travel to The Netherlands by plane, car or train. Most travel restrictions do not apply when you travel with your Seamans book, this also counts for sailors outside of the European Union only with a view restrictions. Simwave will provide the necessary guidance and an official invitation letter;
Quarantine rules do not apply for visiting our training centre. Participants can Train in our Centre of Excellence the day after they arrive. Transportation will be arranged and coordinated by our Customer Service team;
Within Simwave strict rules apply and participants will be made aware of this prior arriving. However, our hospitality and service level remains the same as prior COVID;
PCR testing for participants travelling back home including a valid certificate is arranged within Simwave on the last training day. So, participants do not lose any time for this.
Our team is excited to see that all measures taken in our centre sort their effect and that also international participants are delighted to visit us again.
Meanwhile we continue to expand our Learning Management System towards a full Competence Management System. This month we uploaded different new courses among Intact and Damage Stability developed in cooperation with Tratech Marine AB, Mr. LP Rosander and Mr. M. Bjelkemyr. We are delighted to work with the best industry experts! The Stability Courses have different levels for different markets and can be combined with live courses (e.g. NAPA Stability). Our Hybrid Training Solutions combined with our Best Practice Guideline for Training provides a unique possibility to achieve the same quality of training world-wide.
In this newsletter you learn more about our activities and you read an article about Pilots and Bridge Teams.
Many thanks and stay safe!
CEO & Founder
Pilots and Bridge Teams – A band that rocks!
A real-life incident
A container ship picked up a pilot while inbound to a port in darkness. The Master, OOW, and helmsman were on the bridge. The pilot showed the bridge team the planned route on his portable pilot unit (PPU).
The ship’s passage plan was displayed on the vessel’s ECDIS. It was similar to the pilot’s route and intention to keep the ship in the center of the narrow center., but there were subtle differences in the radius of the turns.
Soon after the inbound trip began, the pilot checked the settings on the PPU and found an unwanted 18-meter offset to starboard. He was unable to remove the offset, so he decided to stop using the PPU to monitor the ship’s progress and instead con the ship visually, using the ship’s radar as an aid. He did not tell the rest of the bridge team that he had stopped using the PPU. Soon, harbour tugs were in attendance and secured fore and aft.
Read the full article on our website.
On our website we also offer a range of open courses. These courses will be extended in the coming period. The open courses that we are offering at the moment are LNG introduction for shoreside personnel, Polar & Ice Navigation (Polar & Ice Navigation Basic now also online!) , DP Familiarization Course, STS operations, Navigation Assessor Course, etc.
Please have a look at our open courses.
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