Shiphandling simulator : a proposed SHS training for Vietnam Maritime University
Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
Maritime Education & Training
Muirhead, Peter M.
This dissertation is a study of the shiphandling simulator (SHS) as an effective training facility at maritime academies and gives a proposed shiphandling training programme for Vietnam Maritime University (VMU). A brief introduction of VMU’s education and training system is given. In order to keep up with and improve the standards of Vietnamese mariners as required by IMO - STCW 78, the need to install a SHS at Vietnam Maritime University is examined. The growth and development of shiphandling simulators is investigated. The concept of the shihandling simulator is identified. The advantages and disadvantages of shiphandling simulator and its design considerations are examined from the user’s point of view. The exploration of simulation training philosophies and shiphandling simulator training programmes developed in selected training centres provides the most effective way of utilising the training facility. The result from this research has led to the design of a proposed shiphandling simulator training programme. The training programme is integrated within the current syllabus at VMU. The final chapter is a summary of the aspects of a shiphandling simulator and its training programme. A number of recommendations are made concerning the need for improving the training of mariners by utilising shiphandling at VMU.