The simulator is intended for training team and individual actions of employed or engaged persons at water transport facilities (such as a ship, port) in emergency situations (fire, foundering, security breaches, piracy and armed robbery, etc).
The simulator users are sea-going and inland vessels crewmembers, employees of ports and onshore units of shipping companies.
Practical skills training is performed in 3D virtual environment imitating ship conditions with sufficient behavioral realism. The Instructor enters contingencies and hazards into 3D virtual environment according to a previously prepared scenario of progress of emergency.
In the progress of training, students have an opportunity to move around the virtual ship, to apply imitated systems and equipment, to communicate by internal and ship to shore communication system.
The Instructor controls and monitors each student’s training, in the process of exercises performing audio- and video recording is carried out for the effective debriefing of trainees.
3D Virtual Environment consists of the following 3D models: ship and ship’s compartments, port and port facilities, surface and onshore scenery, ships systems and equipment, including communication, firefighting equipment and security systems, crewmembers and other persons (employee of onshore services, passengers, pirates, robbers, etc), hazards: fires, explosions, collapse, foundering, gas spread, etc.
Virtual reality glasses and controllers to perform actions using hands can be used in the simulator.
The simulator provides the ship engine sound, reflecting the power output, sound of fire, flow of water and gunshots with a volume that is dependent the distance from the source and Student location.
The use of VR technology ensures compliance with the general performance standards for simulators used in training listed in Section A-I/12 STCW Code: «Simulator shall have sufficient behavioral realism to allow to acquire the skills appropriate for the training objectives; provide a controlled operating environment, capable of producing a variety of conditions, which may include emergency, hazardous or unusual situations».
The release of the first version of the “SaS” simulator, for training officers in advanced firefighting in accordance with Section A-VI/3 of STCW Code requirements is planned for the first half of 2019.
Currently STORM accepts applications for the purchase of a simulator. Until March 30, 2019 a special price offer is valid.