Ship manager Anglo-Eastern has agreed a new deal with Wärtsilä to implement cloud-based simulator training for the company’s training centres in India, the Philippines and Ukraine, to cover courses in navigation, engineering, and liquid cargo handling.
“At Anglo-Eastern, we are transforming our ship management systems from separate analogue applications into smart, integrated enterprise platforms for the future,” said Anglo-Eastern CEO, Bjorn Hojgaard.
“Our vision is to augment our people and processes with cutting-edge technology to ensure safe and reliable vessel operations. Central to this vision is moving our applications and data to the cloud, for which the Wärtsilä Cloud Simulation Solution is thus an excellent fit.”
Anglo-Eastern is the first global ship management company to implement the Wärtsilä Cloud Simulation Solution, with more than 600 ships under management and a crew pool of some 29,000 seafarers worldwide.
The cloud-based system is built on the same platform as Wärtsilä’s physical simulators and can be used to provide online training services during periods of restricted travel, or at other times when physical attendance at training centres may not be possible.
“Cloud simulation represents an additional, complementary tool that fits well into our overall training strategy for our crew pool of more than 29,000 seafarers,” said Capt. Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director of QHSE and Training, Anglo-Eastern.
“Future officers will be working on more sophisticated navigation equipment and regular training on simulators will become the norm, similar to the airline industry.”
This deal is the latest expansion to an existing technology supply relationship between Wärtsilä and Anglo-Eastern. In addition to earlier deliveries of simulators to its training centres, Wärtsilä has also provided the company with its Fleet Operations Solution (FOS), used to centralise navigational processes and voyage data on a single platform for voyage planning.
Data collected within the FOS by Anglo-Eastern can be exported for use within simulator training scenarios, as well as for training and research using cloud-based or physical simulators.