Kongsberg has won a training award for its fishery simulator Photo: Kongsberg DigitalKongsberg has won a training award for its fishery simulator Photo: Kongsberg Digital

Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim Fishery simulator training solution has won the SAFETY4SEA 2020 Training Award.

SAFETY4SEA is a source of global shipping news with an emphasis on maritime safety, sustainability, regulatory compliance and smart technology. The K-Sim Fishery simulator training solution exemplifies these values, providing trainees with a means of gaining all the operational skills and experience they will require when out in the real world.

The award was presented to Kongsberg Digital’s vice president, Tone-Merete Hansen, Sr, by Romanos Rodopoulos, head of Maritime Academy and a board member of category sponsor Metropolitan College, who recognised ‘the contribution of Kongsberg Digital to the technological evolution of maritime education.’ “The K-Sim Fishery simulator complies with STCW training requirements, DNV GL certification standards and the UN Sustainability Goal 14,” he added.

The K-Sim Fishery simulator enables instructors to monitor and evaluate each exercise undertaken by individual users. By replicating the instrumentation and working environment on the bridge of a fishing vessel in all weathers, sea states and situations, the simulator produces an immersive experience which is effectively indistinguishable from the real thing.

“The power of simulation training to enhance crew safety, best-practice operations, fuel savings and carbon-footprint reduction is clear, and directly relevant to over 50 million people who rely on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods,” said Tone-Merete Hansen, Sr.

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