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Simwave Newsletter July 2020

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Message from our CEO Marcel Kind

The summer has arrived and I hope everyone is enjoying the summer season with family and friends. At Simwave we have started the summer with our traditional BBQ and we used that moment to share our Vision 2025 with all our employees.

Post Corona we will move forward to strengthen our international footprint, our VR & AR- tools and our online training portfolio through our Learning Management System. We will accelerate our growth by focusing on value added services for the shipping industry with a strong focus on sharing knowledge and continue to build competency management frameworks for our partners. After the summer we will reveal some great news towards our growth strategy. 

In this month’s newsletter you will learn more about our new BRM- Emergency Response training released this month by our development team, Ship-Shore interface and the importance of it and the beautiful Port of Cartagena. 

Stay safe and enjoy the summer! 

With warm regards,

Marcel Kind
CEO & Founder

BRM – Emergency Response

Our new BRM – Emergency Response course is the natural follow-up of our already successful Bridge Resource Management course. 

Where our Bridge Resource Management course focusses on resource management during normal operations, BRM – Emergency Response aims to provide bridge officers with the necessary knowledge and understanding on the use of leadership and managerial skills to control the operation of the ship at the management level. Particularly in abnormal and emergency situations.

The course consists of theory modules like Communication, Situational Awareness, Judgement & Decision-making and Leadership & Emergency Management. Practical exercises on our full mission bridge simulators are based upon the ‘touch drill’ principle. Short exercises where the focus will be on the initial actions required to respond to an abnormal or emergency situation. Situations like Fire on board, Man overboard, Dragging anchor, Blackout, Steering gear failure, Mooring lines failure and GNSS & Gyro failures will be practiced during these exercises.

The BRM – Emergency Response can also be combined with the ERM- Emergency Response were the bridge and the engine room teams have combined exercises and the bridge and engine room are fully connected. Resilient teams are built with company specific procedures and scenarios can be based on e.g. incident investigations. 

BRM Simulator

If you like to learn more about BRM – Emergency Response please send an email to

Ship-Shore interface

The Ship-Shore interface plays an important role in ensuring safe operations during loading and unloading of cargo, but as well during approaching the terminal and departure.
Terminal employees should have an understanding of the procedures on board of a vessel to create a common ground of working together. Subjects like: pre-berthing exchange of information, mooring plans, loading or discharge plans, tanker and terminal cargo connections, simultaneous operations, safety procedures / devices etc. 

At Simwave we train and have trained terminal / jetty operators in order to fully understand the complete process for seagoing vessels as well as for inland tank barges. In order to train and provide a full experience we use our bridge simulators to simulate a berth approach and mooring plans as well as our cargo simulators for LNG, LPG, Chemicals and Oils transfer. After the training the participants have a better understanding of the shipboard operations and an better overview of the process as a whole. Part of this training  is provided by Transafe as dangerous goods experts for subjects like static electricity, REACH legislation (Safety Data Sheets) and specific dangerous goods legislation. 

During the training we also share best practices and share industry guidelines (e.g. the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals).

If you like to have more information please send an email to

Port of Cartagena de Indias

The main logistic Port in the Caribbean, and the fourth largest port in Latin America is the Port of Cartagena. It is the continent’s most important hub for refrigerated, containerised and Ro-Ro cargo and it handles over 3.5 million TEUs per year with the ambition to grow. Besides cargo vessels the Port of Cartagena also serves cruise ships and over 98% of passengers who arrive to Colombia by sea arrive in the beautiful city of Cartagena.

The Port of Cartagena is now available in our extensive library of Ports all-round the World.      

Port of Cartagena

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