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VSTEP RescueSim Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator chosen by Danaos Corporation and Prime Marine shipping companies in Greece

Published on 27 April 2016
Each AFF Simulator comprises a RescueSim Trainee Station and a Fire Panel to be installed on the current NAUTIS Simulator
RescueSim AFF will be linked to existing VSTEP NAUTIS Bridge simulator for additional incident command training

A RescueSim Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator was purchased by Danaos Corporation and Prime Marine as an addition to their current NAUTIS Bridge Simulators.

The new simulators will allow both shipping companies to add STCW AFF training to their current curriculum. The simulators will be delivered and installed by VSTEP engineers at the premises of Danaos and Prime in Athens during Q3 2016.

Incident command training for bridge personnel

Each AFF Simulator comprises a RescueSim Trainee Station and a Fire Panel to be installed on the current NAUTIS Simulator. Additionally VSTEP will develop virtual 3D models of a container vessel and chemical tanker. The RescueSim AFF Simulator will be linked to the existing VSTEP NAUTIS Ship Bridge Simulator for additional incident command training for bridge personnel.

The RescueSim AFF Simulator functionality includes environments, emergency equipment, watertight doors, fire flaps, and many more objects all common to specific shipboard incidents. These are essential for STCW compliant AFF Training. The compact and modular design of the simulator allows it to be used almost anywhere and can be setup according to training requirements and team size. A typical setup includes an instructor station and trainee stations for the on-scene commander and fire team leaders.

During simulator training, the participants assess the situation and determine the best response strategy. They then implement it and immediately observe the consequences of their decisions in real-time in the simulator. The simulator allows users to try out different response strategies for an incident in a safe, controlled environment.

The Instructor can set up any on board scenario using the instructor toolbox. And then retains full control during the training, continuing to influence the scenario for the trainees during the exercise.

Danaos Corporation

Danaos Corporation is a leading international owner of container ships, chartering vessels to many of the world’s largest liner companies. With a fleet of 54 container ships, the company is amongst the largest container ship charter owners in the world based on total TEU capacity and one of the largest US listed container ship companies based on fleet size. Today Danaos is domiciled in the Republic of the Marshall Islands with operations controlled from Greece.

Prime Marine 

Based in Athens, Prime Marine has established a reputation in the international shipping industry for operating and maintaining a fleet with high standards of performance, reliability and safety. With a fleet of 25 Product Tankers and 4 Gas Tankers, it provides comprehensive management services for the vessels including technical supervision, such as repairs, maintenance and inspections, safety and quality, crewing and training, as well as supply provisioning.

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