The Morild Lifeboat simulator is a comprehensive tool for training lifeboat crew in every aspect – from the construction and functionality of both lifeboat and davit, to full mission launch and recovery in scenario training. This cost-effective training solution is based on Virtual Reality (VR) technology which means that you get low hardware cost and high portability. In other words – training anywhere, anytime, even on board a vessel. This product has been tested by the leading safety training operators in Norway, and the feedback we get is amazing; Saying that the training candidates are more competent after simulator training (compared to conventional training).
The simulator is used in training courses approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority, replacing hands-on approach with our simulator.
Features & functionality
- Familiarization mode of lifeboat and davit construction and functionality
- Advanced physics for lifeboat, davit, mother vessel, chain, wire and hydrodynamics
- Multi-user functionality for avatars w/voice communication (via LAN and/or internet)
- Lifeboat impact damage
- Instructor station tablet application
- Recording and playback of training sessions
- Second to none visual realism, quality and immersion
- Possibility for custom lifeboat, davit and mother vessel
- Full mission bridge simulator integration
- Portable solution (fits in a laptop backpack)
In the familiarization mode the training candidates get an in-depth understanding of the construction and functionality of the lifeboat and davit system. When “X-ray” mode is enabled, the user can view internal equipment and structures which is normally hidden or difficult to observe. This gives a greater and more comprehensive understanding of how the equipment is constructed and functions.
The familiarization mode is a clinical environment, and this also makes it comfortable for the user to get used to interaction and navigation in VR before entering full mission scenario.
All equipment is fully functional and can be operated in familiarization mode, both lifeboat and davit.
When familiarization mode is completed, the users are ready for full mission scenario training. Here the training candidates work together to execute the following steps:
- Prepare lifeboat and davit for launch
- Lower lifeboat to embarkation position
- Complete embarkation procedure
- Release painters
- Turn on lifeboat battery
- Start lifeboat engine
- Lower lifeboat to ocean surface
- Release hooks
- Release skates
- Maneuver lifeboat to clear ship
- Return lifeboat to ship
- Attach hooks
- Raise lifeboat with winch
- Fasten painters
In scenario mode the participants see avatars of each other, and use voice communication. They can also communicate with the instructor. It is also possible for the instructor to be a participant in the scenario (“Virtual instructor”).
The tablet application gives the instructor full control of the training session. He can also communicate wirelessly with training candidates using the tablets microphone and speaker.
- Time of day
- Ocean wave spectrum
- Wind direction and speed
- Visibility (fog)
- Mother vessel heel (from -25° to 25°)
- Failure modes
- Attach / detach hooks and painters
- Multi-user role/position assignment
- Wireless voice communication with participants
- Mode selection (familiarization and scenarios)
Ship & bridge module
With this option, you get a fully operational ship and bridge simulator for the mother vessel in the scenario. This makes the training scenario even more realistic with coordination between the ship bridge and lifeboat crew. You can add even more modules to expand the training scenario further.
This definitely takes lifeboat training to the next level.
IMO has accepted that simulators may be used to replace the infrastructure of a usual ‘hands-on’ approach, with students undertaking theoretical classes, accompanied by contact with a real lifeboat, davits and equipment, so long as trainees can continue to demonstrate accomplishment of the competences detailed in STCW tables referring to this training.
Survival craft competences of STCW are described in tables A-VI/2 -1, and the requirements of the course in part A of the same convention. STCW 2010 (Manila Amandments) requires re-certification for all mariners every five years.
The training also refers to SOLAS and LSA Code requirements for Safety of Life and equipment characteristics requirements.
The Norwegian Maritime Authority have approved the use of our VR simulators in lifeboat training, in accordance with the guidelines stated above.
- Portable – train anywhere and anytime, even on site / on board vessel
- Multi-user – collaborate in the same scenario, from same or different locations
- High training volume – simulator allows trainees to repeat training without increased cost
- Safety – no risk of harm or damage to personnel or equipment
- Cost effective – both in acquisition and operation (hardware: only laptop and VR headset)
- Scalable – add simulators on demand to train more personnel
- Virtual equipment 100% match real world
Plans and pricing
Morild Interaktiv’s subscription plans are designed to reduce risk in acquisition of training simulators, and to scale and follow your business model.
COMPANY: Morild Interaktiv AS