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companies or by mining companies con- the concept and parts of basic design sels is one thing, keeping the vessels in Simulator Training Program (ASTP) sidering transportation alternatives from of the Ponant icebreaking cruise vessel ship shape is another. That’s where Aboa developing a next-generation simula-

Arctic regions. This was also the case in cooperation with Ponant and Stirling Mare comes in, a Maritime Academy tor for ice navigation courses in Arctic when the Yamal LNG project was started Design International. The 270 passen- and Training Center educating maritime conditions. The simulator provides high- by Russia’s Novatek some 10 years ago. ger 150m vessel has the high ice class professionals including Master Mari- quality training for ship handling, ice

Aker Arctic conducted studies for them PC2 and is to be delivered by VARD in ners, Marine Engineers, Watchkeeping navigation training, icebreaker opera- on how to transport the gas to the mar- Norway in 2021. The vessel uses both Of? cers and Watchkeeping Engineers tions and escort towing. It uses decades ket, helping to determine optimal vessel LNG and MGO as fuel and will be ? t- and offers a wide range of training of ice data collected by Aker Arctic ? eet, vessel size and power and also best ted with two 15MW azimuthing electric courses for professional seafarers as technology. Operation in various ice and port arrangements. The new double- propulsion units. Capable of operating in well as full mission bridge simulator- weather conditions can be simulated and acting icebreaking LNG carriers, the ice 2.5m thick allowing it to reach high based training to shipping companies all also maneuverability at sea and in ports biggest icebreaking vessels in the world, Arctic regions including the North Pole. over the world, using their ten different as well as various icebreaker assistance can, according to Petri Tolonen, Director Aker Arctic also did the basic design of bridge simulators, educating annually navigation scenarios. The IMO Polar

Sales & Marketing at Aker Arctic, trans- the Polar Logistics Vessel for the French some 1,500 course participants. Mari- Code is STCW mandatory as of 1 July port the gas from the Sabetta terminal Southern and Antarctic Lands adminis- time Reporter visited the facility in May. 2018. The diversi? ed training portfolio independently, without icebreaker assis- tration, the L’Astrolabe, delivered last “In addition to the 10 bridge simulators, in ice navigation training includes Basic tance, during most of the year. A total of year from Chantier Piriou Shipyard in a complete engine control room (ECR) and Advanced training according to the 15 of these 172,600 cu.m. vessel are to France, and of two 24,500dwt Arctic simulator is provided, with models for Polar Code, as well as training for Baltic be built. Currently there are ? ve vessels Module Carriers, the Augnax and Pug- medium speed diesel engines, slow ice conditions. The STCW Polar Code in operation and seven vessels have been nax, for transporting LNG plant modules speed diesel engines, diesel-electric courses are carried out in association delivered from South Korea’s DSME. A for the Yamal LNG project were built machinery and LNG fueled machinery, with DNV-GL. Aboa Mare is also pro- total of three 15MW Azipod units , pro- for Dutch company ZPMC-Red Box En- possible to be connected to the bridge viding ice navigation courses according vide an icebreaking capability of 2.1m ergy Services in Guangzhou Shipyard in simulators,” said Ossi Westilä, Manager to the Polar Code abroad, at Giga Mare in level ice, by going astern. The length is 2016. of Simulation Training at Aboa Mare. In Subic Bay, Philippines and at the GMC 299m, breadth 50m, and draft 12m. The addition there is one VTS- simulator one Maritime Training Center in Piraeus, ice class is RMRS Arc7. Ice Nav Training Navis DP-simulator and one GMDSS Greece. “The courses can be varied add-

Another recent references includes Designing and building ice-class ves- simulator. A recent project is the Arctic ing some things needed by the shipping

Ossi Westilä, Manager of Simulation Training, at Aboa Mare, taking on of the Yamal LNG carriers into the port of

Sabetta using one of its 10 simulators. The Polar Code training includes a three days basic course and a two days ad- vanced course, partly depending on the of? cer’s working position.

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