Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has developed a new virtual reality (VR) crew safety training system, using technology created by Japanese company Tsumiki Seisaku integrated into a pair of smart goggles.
KVH Videotel has launched a cyber security training programme, produced in association with shipping association BIMCO, to address the threat of ransomware and other computer system breaches.
The latest accident investigation report from the UK MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) into the grounding of the bulk carrier Muros in December 2016 has pointed to improper use of ECDIS as a contributory factor to the incident, with the investigators noting that the number of similar incidents it has encountered has led them to the conclusion that previous generations of the technology have not been designed with user needs in mind.
Norwegian software company Adonis reports that it has added integration between its Adonis Personnel Manager and the computer based training systems provided by Seagull, following the launch of a new add-on module.
The Liberian Registry reports that it has launched a Cyber and Ship Security computer-based training (CBT) program, covering concepts such as malware, network security, identity theft, risk management, and other common threats to maritime security.
Transas has introduced a new Survival Craft Simulator (SCS) to prepare crew for the possible scenarios that can occur during lifeboat drills and to improve safety in an area that is a persistent source of accidents in shipping.
KVH company Videotel has introduced its new Videotel Performance Manager, combining training content from Videotel with web-based data analytics from KVH, with the aim of providing maritime managers with useful insights into fleet training activities.
Global marine insurer North P&I Club is collaborating with risk management company Hudson Analytix – Cyber to encourage a better understanding among its maritime members of their vulnerability to cyber-risk and to assist in improving their cyber security processes and systems.
Container shipping company MSC has agreed a deal with Cyprus-based maritime software provider SOFTimpact to deliver cybersecurity training to its 160 staff based on the island.
Shipping company Vroon has signed a fleetwide agreement with training provider Seagull Maritime, to implement a range of training systems across its fleet as well as for shore based personnel.
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