Halul adds ship handling simulator to training programme

VSTEP kees torn FlickrQatar-based Halul Offshore Services (Halul) has procured an offshore support vessel ship handling simulator from VSTEP

Halul claimed that it is the first facility of its kind in Qatar. Vivek Seth, Halul’s CEO, said, “This simulator will significantly add to our crew’s ship handling skills, and help them become better prepared for their next assignment on board our fleet of over 40 vessels.”

Providing some detail about the various simulations that the system can provide, Seth added, “With this simulator, we can create scenarios for towing operations like rig moves, berthing, unberthing, and tanker assist operations offshore. The simulator has an option to programme for both azimuth and conventional driven vessels. We also have a dynamic positioning system integrated with the simulator.”

Along with the addition of the simulator training, Halul will continue to provide other forms of on-board training, such as safety drills, mooring, unmooring and dynamic positioning system familiarisation, to its crew.

In early November, Halul had contracted India-based L&T Shipbuilding to design, build, and commission two platform supply vessels (PSVs) and two anchor handling, towing, supply and support vessels (AHTSSVs). The PSVs will be equipped for firefighting, rescue and standby, offshore supply, oil recovery and related duties, with diesel-electric propulsion and DP-2 capability. The AHTSSVs, each with a bollard pull of 90 mt, will be equipped for emergency response and rescue, offshore supply, oil recovery, standby and other tasks. They will feature diesel-hybrid propulsion and DP-2 capability.

VSTEP is a company based in The Netherlands that creates simulators for various product lines, including maritime training solutions for industrial, civilian and military purposes.

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