Kongsberg Maritime has announced plans to ramp up remote delivery of targeted training using digital platforms, to allow vessel crews to complete training modules from their homes or offices.
Kongsberg’s remote training is delivered through virtual classrooms and online training tools, using the student’s own vessel’s software, assisted live by a qualified instructor. The company says that these methods will allow many of its existing classroom courses to be delivered digitally, using Cloud-based virtual machines to provide each student with access to a Human-Machine Interface and allowing them to operate real Dynamic Positioning (K-Pos), Automation (K-Chief 700) and Navigation (K-Bridge) software.
All that is required for students and instructors to take part is a PC or Mac, preferably with two monitors and a headset.
Online assessment of trainees is carried out via the Kongsberg Competence Assessment Tool (K-CAT), used to verify crews’ competence and carry out pre-employment assessments. K-CAT can be accessed from smart devices and computers over the internet, or used offline when suitably configured.