Cable laying vessels crews need to be properly trained.
DANIA BEACH – Star Center said yesterday it is launching into the “Dynamic Positioning” (DP) Training market, expanding its comprehensive world-class simulation training services to the offshore, cable laying and cruise ship markets in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.
In a contract signed with Kongsberg Maritime Simulation of Mystic, Conn., Star Center said it will acquire a dual-redundant “Advanced K-Pos DP” trainer capable of being integrated with its existing Polaris Ship Bridge Simulator, in addition to six Basic K-Pos trainers, to be used in a classroom setting with a separate instructor station.
Kongsberg, widely recognized as the world’s market leader for DP systems, will provide Star Center with proven DP training technology – the same DP technology used onboard thousands of offshore support vessels, cable layers, research ships, cruise ships and other DP-enabled vessels and oil rigs worldwide.
Phil Shullo, Director of Training for the AMO Safety & Education Plan and Managing Director at Star Center, said, “We view this important addition to our suite of high-value simulation training services to be of strategic importance to ensuring American Maritime Officers members are prepared to operate the most technologically advanced vessels in support of AMO contracted companies . The first order of business will be to seek Nautical Institute accreditation and enter this market quickly.”