Admiral Makarov State University
of Maritime and Inland Shipping
Makarov Training Centre
Office 414, house 36, Bolshoy Smolenskiy Prospect,
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 198142
Phone: +7 (812) 444 00 04, 444 42 88, 444 10 42, 444 09 07,
Fax: +7 (812) 444 59 34
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10th July 2015
Tanker simulator installed at Makarov Training Centre
IMO Secretary General Mr. Koji Sekimizu inaugurated the new Transas technological simulation complex for tanker personnel training installed at the Makarov Training Centre, part of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping.
Admiral Makarov State University is Russia's leading high school for education of maritime and inland professionals. With the new simulation complex from Transas, “Makarovka” will expand its training portfolio by offering individual and crew training for tanker personnel, both cadets and seafarers, in compliance with the requirements of STCW convention chapter V and IMO model courses.
Transas liquid cargo handling simulator LCHS 5000 TechSim is intended to train and certify crew members of crude oil tankers, gas and product carriers and terminals, as well as other staff responsible for the safe cargo handling and the operation of auxiliary equipment. The new simulator imitates the cargo handling operator station and provides for all vessel cargo systems study. Transas LCHS 5000 TechSim is an advanced system replicating real vessel and terminal systems and its compartments. With this solution trainees will gain necessary hands-on experience of working with the cargo systems to guarantee uninterrupted operations, which is critical for handling dangerous cargo.
The simulator-based courses include tanker systems familiarization, general arrangement of the tanker and its systems; maintenance of the tanker systems on management level; monitoring systems parameters; control of the monitoring, alarm and recording systems. The simulator allows the training in cargo handling operations in standard and emergency situations; study of vessel and terminal interaction procedures and major maintenance and safety principles.
Instructors of the Makarov Training Centre have already passed the Transas operational training course.
The opening ceremony was held within the international conference "Maritime Education: Trends and Challenges of the 21st century" arranged by the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping jointly with the Federal Marine and River Transport agency, under the support of International Maritime Organisation.