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Engine room simulator training for emergency preparedness


Lokuketagoda, G and Miwa, T and Jayasinghe, SG, Engine room simulator training for emergency preparedness, Proceedings of the International Association of Maritime Universities 2019 Conference, 30 October-01 November 2019, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 73-78. ISSN 2706-6762 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Autonomous shipping demands reliable propulsion and auxiliaiy machine1y, zero down time, low environmental footprint and intelligent operators who can make correct decisions and take appropriate actions in a timely fashion. While the first three relate to technological advancements and appropriate operational practices, the latter depends on the knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes of the operators. This requires adequate training to ensure that operators respond effectively in all situations. Thus, the training regimes for operators must employ suitable strategies within an appropriate context to impa11 the required competencies. As accident investigations indicate human errors account for more than 80% of all marine accidents and thus operators must be trained with essential competencies to deal with emergency situations arising from operation, breakdown and accidents. This paper explores the potential of full mission engine simulators to train operators to handle emergency situations in autonomous ships to reduce the risk of financial losses and effects to the environment.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:emergency preparedness, autonomous shipping, future maritime training
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lokuketagoda, G (Mr Gamini Lokuketagoda)
UTAS Author:Jayasinghe, SG (Dr Shantha Jayasinghe Arachchillage)
ID Code:136784
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Seafaring
Deposited On:2020-01-17
Last Modified:2020-04-09
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