New simulator for Greenland Maritime Centre
Nine commercial fishery companies have donated DKK3.2 million to Danish training institute, the Greenland Maritime Centre, for investment in a K-Sim Fishery simulator from Kongsberg Digital.
The K-Sim Fishery simulator will enable students to gain vital competence in diverse fishery situations, including aft deck operations, and is scheduled for installation in 2020.
“K-Sim Fishery addresses all aspects of safety and catch performance on a fishing vessel," said Bent Olesen, head of education, Greenland’s Maritime Centre. "Students will become familiar with operations at the bridge both for navigation and best practice on using the hydroacoustic systems to locate and detect the ideal catch. Further, the aft deck simulation will help to prepare crews for the hazardous work they face at sea,” he added.
Introduced by Kongsberg Digital in 2018, K-Sim Fishery is based on K-Sim Navigation simulator technology with added functionality and instruments specific to commercial fishing including echo sounders, sonars and trawl monitoring systems.
The new simulator will be built on an existing bridge simulator and the upgrade will include a fishing vessel model with hydrodynamic modelling and a new customised sailing area to accommodate exercises. The extension will also feature new consoles and instruments for training on manoeuvring, fish finding and fish catching.
The companies donating are Royal Greenland, Polar Seafood, Arctic Prime Fisheries, Ice Trawl Greenland, Niisa Trawl, Qajaq Trawl, Qaleralik, Sigguk A/S and Sikuaq Trawl.
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