Simwave Newsletter August 2022

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Message from our CEO

Happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and regained energy. Our team certainly did and many of us could fly back home again to visit the family and enjoy the sun. Personally I always like to visit the Dutch Caribbean and see all the different ship types visiting the islands; tankers, superyachts, cruise ships etc.

The diversity in ship types is also what drives Simwave. We support clients in all different segments and that makes we have a team with great diversity and a lot of different training and assessments. Cargo Handling courses, DP courses, Engineering Assessments, online knowledge assessments, cyber security course etc. This is the reason we are still expanding our team and continuously look for talent.

In this newsletter we inform you about the continuous development of our visual database. Besides the visual database we add ship models as well every month. For tanker operators SIRE 2.0 will become effective as from Q4 this year. In this newsletter you will read about our world-wide solutions for these trainings and how we use our assessment program. We are happy to see that our assessment program is also enrolled in the Philippines with our partner Philcamsat and all assessments are available in our online platform.

Furthermore we like to introduce our new Chief Commercial Officer Ryan Verhaegen. Ryan will be present during the SMM Trade Show in Hamburg from September 6th to September 9th. Our team will present our online solutions and the Simwave Learning Ecosystem. We love to welcome you in Hall B7, Stand 516.

Hope you will enjoy reading and look forward to meet again!

Marcel Kind
CEO & Founder

SIRE 2.0

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) works towards the release of SIRE 2.0 in Q4 this year. The new Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) has a focus on human factors. Beside the focus on ship design, ship conditions and procedures we need to understand how human factors effect risk management and the opportunities we have to reduce risk.

The goal of ship operators is to reduce risk to crew, ships and terminals by systemically addressing the systems and latent conditions that influence errors, actions and decisions. Focus areas to reach this goal are assessments, competency management and continuous development.

Read the full article about SIRE 2.0 on our website.

Passing Panama Canal in Simwave’s simulators

Have you had the experience of passing the Panama Canal over the height of 26 m (85 feet) above the sea level? What skills are required and what does it take to lead a ship through this canal? Unfortunately, the practical opportunities are limited for marine officers. No problem, the ship manoeuvring is already possible with all the features like reality on SIMWAVE’s simulation. 

Overview of the 3D visual of Panama area

Simwave has developed completely and put into operation the Visual database with the most outstanding features:

  • The entire visual database including an 82 km waterway connecting the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean with realistic landscapes and designs.
  • Ship locks on the canal system.
  • The lock doors with operation system as reality.
  • Functionalities for flooding and emptying water in lock chambers.
  • Bollard, rail, and electric towing locomotive systems.
  • The control menu system for operating the locks simply, conveniently and quickly.
Vessels passing the locks in the simulator

With these advanced features, the visual database Panama provides navigators with a real opportunity to experiment and practice in the most basic to complex situations. Especially, through simulation, nautical officers conduct risk assessment for different manoeuvring and towing situations to enhance the efficiency and safety of their own navigation. 

Introduction of CCO Ryan Verhagen

Ryan Verhagen has over 14 years of sales experience of which 9 years in the Maritime industry having worked for a service provider, manufacturers and a software developer. Over the last years Ryan has been responsible for direct business with shipowners as well as managing large distribution and service partner networks. Ryan has commercial experience managing large regions covering the Americas, Europe, Afrika and the Middle East in which he frequently travelled. Since the first of June he started a new chapter in his career working for Simwave and Scoutbase as the new Chief Commercial Officer. 

In his spare time he is a digital artist and has worked on a fantasy game for the past 2 years that recently got released. 

Open enrolments

On our website we 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 personnelPolar & Ice Navigation (Polar & Ice Navigation Basic now also online!) , DP Familiarization CourseSTS operationsNavigation Assessor CourseIGF course.

Upcoming open course:

  • Week 41, October 10 – 14, IGF Code Basic & Advanced (Accredited) 

Please have a look at our open courses.

In our Learning Management System we also offer a lot of different courses. If you would like to know more please contact us

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