According to the requirements for ECDIS training in SCTW 2010, all the mariners are required to be trained and tested for competency with approved simulators meeting international standards. Simulation facilities are essential for both exercising and training. Simulation facilities are essential for not only exercising and training, but also for research and technological development in maritime industry (STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments), 2010).
With high-quality simulators, the mariners will be able to have intuitive, realistic, and flexible training with realistic visuals, genuine control levers and steering systems. Especially, the simulators are customizable to different ship types, control systems and training areas for different lesson plans. There are several types of simulator, such as crane simulators, engine room simulators, ships bridge simulators, DP simulators,...
It is undeniable that, because of the requirements of IMO, there are more and more training needs for mariners in Vietnam and the regions. Hence, all different training institutions are required to upgrade the facilities for education, in order to meet the international requirements (Vietnam Maritime University, 2014).
In order to accelerate those projects to improve the quality of seafarer training and employment in Vietnam,... for the strict standards of the transport enterprises nowadays, most of the maritime training institutions have upgraded their training facilities with ship bridge simulator, RADAR, GMDSS, or ARPA simulators,... (Vietnam Maritime Administration, 2015)
Hence, Inmatech are honored to cooperate and provide the most modern simulator systems for all the training institutions in the domestic and regional maritime industries that are in need. We distribute all different types of simulators from the most reputable manufacturers in the world, including Kongsberg, PC Maritime,...
The Desktop ECDIS Trainer consists of software for simulated vessels, outside view and navigation instruments, and DNV Type-Approved Navmaster ECDIS for Training software.
The Bridge Operation simulator is certified by DNV as a Class A Full Mission Bridge Simulator (see Appendix H). This implies that the Desktop ECDIS Trainer can also be certified by DNV as Class C, since it uses the same software.
An optional Instructor Station can be used to fine-tune vessel properties and to create exercises.
|Support Feature|| Standard |
| Additional |
|Documentation: Installation and usage documentation in English in PDF format||X||X||X|
|Onlinesupport: Access to online support website with frequently asked questions||X||X||X|
|Helpdesk: Access to the phone and email helpdesk||X||X|
|Bugfixes: Maintenance Releases issued||X||X|
| Softwareupdates: Minor Releases issued, including new functionality, |
vessels and exercise environments
| Portenvironmentupdates: The ports are updated every 6 months, to bring |
the seabeds and buoys in line with the changes as issued by the hydrographic
authorities and ECDIS chart providers.
|Remote upport: (high speed internet required)||X|
| On-sitesupport: Optional on-site support (expenses invoiced separately based on |
time and materials)
| Upgrades: 20% discount on Major Releases of software, during the agreement period |
for the number and type of software licenses with an Advanced Support Agreement
Figure A1. Portable set-up with a high-spec laptop driving an additional display. Either the laptop or the display can show the outside view, the other can show one or more navigation instruments, including ECDIS or radar.
Figure A2. Three-screen set-up for IMO ECDIS Model Course 1.27, with the radar, outside view, Navmaster ECDIS, and optional small ship control box.
Figure A3. Set-up with single outside view, radar/ARPA, Navmaster ECDIS, conning which can be switched to other instruments like autopilot and small ship control box.
Figure A4. Set-up with a 3-screen outside view, radar/ARPA, Navmaster ECDIS, conning and small ship control box.
Figure A5. Set-up with chart table, single outside view, radar, ECDIS, and communications trainer.
Figure A6. Set-up with 3-screen outside view, radar/ARPA, ECDIS, conning, Communications Trainer and medium ship control box.
Figure A7. Set-up with cylindrical projection, providing the trainee with a seamless 140-degree outside view.
Figure B1. basic ship contrrol box
Figure B2. medium-size ship control box
Figure B3: Advanced Ship Control Box
with conventional controls
Figure B4: Advanced Ship Control Box with azimuth controls
During an exercise, the instructor can perform the following actions:
Special vessels and other objects
|STCW reference||Competence|| |
|Table A-II/1.1||Plan and conduct a passage and determine position||A||B||(S)|
|Table A-II/1.2||Maintain a safe navigational watch||A||B||(S)|
|Table A-II/1.3||Use of radar and ARPA to maintain safety of navigation||A||B||C||(S)|
|Table A-II/1.4||Use of ECDIS to maintain the safety of navigation||A||B||C||(S)|
|Table A-II/1.5||Respond to emergencies||A||B||C||(S)|
|Table A-II/1.6||Respond to a distress signal at sea||A||B||C||(S)|
|Table A-II/1.8||Transmit and receive information by visual signalling||A||B||C||(S)|
|Table A-II/1.9||Manoeuvre the ship||A||B||C||(S)|
|Table A-II/2.1||Plan a voyage and conduct navigation||A||B||(S)|
|Table A-II/2.2||Determine position and the accuracy of resultant position fix by any means||A||B||(S)|
|Table A-II/2.3||Determine and allow for compass errors||A||B||(S)|
|Table A-II/2.4||Co-ordinate search and rescue operations||A||B||(S)|
|Table A-II/2.5||Establish watchkeeping arrangements and procedures||A||B||(S)|
|Table A-II/2.6||Maintain safe navigation through the use of information from navigation equipment and systems to assist command decision-making||A||B||C||(S)|
|Table A-II/2.7||Maintain the safety of navigation through the use of ECDIS and associated navigation systems to assist command decision making||A||B||C||(S)|
|Table A-II/2.10||Manoeuvre and handle a ship in all conditions||A||(S)|
|Table A-II/2.11||Operate remote controls of propulsion plant and||A||(S)|
|Table A-II/3.1||Plan and conduct a coastal passage and determine position||A||B||(S)|
|Table A-II/3.2||Maintain a safe navigational watch||A||B||(S)|
|Table A-II/3.3||Respond to emergencies||A||B||C||(S)|
|Table A-II/3.4||Respond to a distress signal at sea||A||B||C||(S)|
|Table A-II/3.5||Manoeuvre the ship and operate small ship power plants||A|
|Table A-II/5.2||Contribute to berthing, anchoring and other mooring operations||A||B||C||(S)|