IADC today announced the fourth nomination running to receive the Safety Award 2019 award – Jan de Nul’s Full Mission Simulator safely prepares crews for risky conditions at sea.
The Full Mission Simulator (FMS) is a 360° simulator of a dredger’s bridge where real situations can be practiced in a safe environment.
The simulator trains officers on project-specific ship power management of a designated vessel by setting up the parameters as they are known for a specific project area and scope of work.
In this way, the crew gains an understanding of the ship and the project and can assess best approaches before operating in the real world.
In a cooperative operation amongst VDAB (the Flemish government), Jan De Nul and others at Zeebrugge, a dredging simulator was used to simulate a specific project risk.