Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern Univan Group has installed a new series of customised LNGPac bunkering and liquid cargo handling simulators at its Mumbai training centre, delivered by Wärtsilä Voyage.
Wärtsilä says that these simulator systems have been recently developed for the marine market in response to the increasing adoption of LNG fuel by fleet owners, and the subsequent need to ensure that crews are sufficiently trained in operating LNG-fuelled vessels.
This simulator system is based on existing gas valve unit and LNGPac fuel storage, supply and control system technologies, and includes all auxiliary systems needed for LNG fuel supply.
The set-up has been tailored to meet the specific requirements of Anglo-Eastern and complies with the international Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for training seafarers on gas-fuelled ships, in line with the standards demanded by the IGF Code.
“We were the first private ship management company to install Wärtsilä’s ship handling simulators, and we are again pioneering comprehensive simulation training in LNG bunkering and cargo handling operations. We consider this to be an extremely important step in ensuring the safe and efficient running of our LNG-fuelled vessels,” said Capt. Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director of QHSE and Training at Anglo-Eastern.
Anglo-Eastern has a long-standing relationship with Wärtsilä Voyage (or Transas prior to its acquisition), having purchased more than 100 ECDIS from the company for installation on board its ships, as well as ECDIS, ship handling and bridge simulators for the Mumbai training centre and ship handling and engine simulators for its Odessa training centre.
In 2019, Wärtsilä Voyage received an order to provide its Fleet Operation Solution (FOS) for more than 600 ships managed by Anglo-Eastern, its largest-ever maritime software deal.