The Nautical Institute approves Kongsberg remote simulator system during lockdown

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) reports that its remote simulation system for Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction Courses, developed to support training centres during periods of restricted travel, has been approved by The Nautical Institute.

The remote DP simulation application allows instructors to continue providing students with mandatory DP simulation-based education through remote access to Kongsberg’s K-Sim DP technology.

The Nautical Institute (NI) has temporarily approved remote simulation training using cloud-based remote DP simulators, equivalent with the NI Class C DP simulators required for the DP Induction courses, in response to ongoing restrictions.

The remote training set-up is valid until April 1st, 2021, with the option to further extend approval depending on global developments.

“The functionality of Kongsberg Digital’s remote DP solution has been demonstrated and found fit for purpose,” said Qasim Masood, Accreditation Manager, Dynamic Positioning Department, The Nautical Institute.

“It has therefore been temporarily approved for remote DP Induction Courses until the end of the COVID-19 period. It is of course subject to continual review as its usefulness for instructors and trainees alike is unquestionable.”

“We’re pleased to give our approval to this solution, which is of great help in training the next generation of DP operators, particularly when more traditional training delivery arrangements are not viable.”

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