Marine Software and Electronic Charts

SURVIVAL CRAFT SIMULATOR - SRV

Survival Craft Simulator SRV trains and demonstrates the competence of:

  • seafarers designated to take charge of survival craft and rescue boats in accordance with Table A-VI/2-1 of STCW Code

 

  • seafarers designated to take charge of fast rescue boats in accordance with Table A-VI/2-2 of STCW Code

The Simulator may also be used for training in search and rescue operations.

EXERCISES for seafarers designated to take charge of survival craft & rescue boats
  • Starting and operating a survival craft engine & its accessories
  • Handling survival craft in rough weather
  • Use of sea anchor
  • Action taken to maximize detectability & location of survival craft
  • Towing liferafts and rescue of survivors and persons in the sea.

EXERCISES

  • Start Up and Shut Down of the FRB
  • Launching
  • FRB handling and manoeuvring
  • High speed manoeuvring
  • Basic High and Low Speed Operations
  • Prevailing Sea and Weather Conditions
  • Heavy Weather Operations
  • Open Water Rescue
  • Carry out search patterns, taking account environmental factors
  • Man overboard search and recovery
  • Towing
  • Use of emergency equipment
  • Communication between FRB, a helicopter and a ship
  • Propulsion equipment/console operation
  • Damages of Engine and Buoyancy
  • Compartments
  • Anchor handling
  • Mooring

SIMULATED MODELS

  • Lifeboat
  • Fast rescue boat (RIB)
  • Liferaft target model
  • Container Vessel – target model

Target models are controlled from the instructor station. This is done either manually by the instructor, or automatically as programmed into the exercise. 

EXERCISE AREAS

  • Sea port
  • Open sea

CONFIGURATION

The simulator consists of the Instructor workplace (IWP) software and one or several Student workplaces (SWP) which can be presented in base or compact configuration.

Base configuration includes steering stand with built-in steering wheel, sensor control panel and visualization on projection apparatus and LCD panel.  Compact configuration includes software and visualization of the area with joystick and mouse steering. It can be easily installed in any computer network.

The Student Workplace can be extended to include the simulators “SCS” Simulator for Training Small Craft Navigators and “SSH” Steering Simulator for helmsman, which can all be managed from one Instructor Workplace.

STUDENT WORKPLACE

The student workplace provides…

  • steering stand with built-in steering wheel engine control (throttle/gears)
  • sensor control panel with
    • magnetic compass
    • navigation lights control buttons
    • search light control buttons
    • speed counter
    • panel for activation of distress signals
  • visualization of the surrounding area

INSTRUCTOR WORKPLACE (IWP)

The Instructor workplace provides…

 

  • choice of exercises containing
    • area of navigation
    • hydrometeorological conditions
    • time of day
    • positioning & trajectory of target vessels
    • overload situations
  • adjusting initial exercise parameters
    • changes to navaids
    • changes to wind strength & direction, visibility, precipitation, wave height, time of day
    • adding new target vessels
  • model selection & positioning of student ships (active vessels)
  • visual control – with the help of virtual cameras it is possible to observe any part of the navigation area
  • active management of student vessel. This function may be necessary to demonstrate the proper performance of the exercise
  • recording of the exercise for debriefing
  • activation of distress signals to the liferaft