Simulation and its Role in Liquefied Gas Carrier Personnel Training (eBook)

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January 1981

Simulation and its Role in Liquefied Gas Carrier Personnel Training (eBook)

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This paper describes the use of simulators in training personnel for liquefied gas carriers. (15pp)

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If the good safety record of LGT's is to be maintained, then not only must the training facilities available for LGT personnel expand to meet that demand, but also the methods used to train LGT personnel must take advantage of modern technology and utilise it to enhance new and existing training programmes in an efficient and cost effective manner. The traditional, well tried and tested approach to the training of tanker personnel in general comprises of two phases-:
(i) Shore based formal instruction.
(ii) Shipboard training.

Each phase is complementary to the other with neither being complete on its own. LGT personnel training is no exception to this rule, but unlike its Oil and Liquid Chemical counterparts the LGT has to handle boiling liquids, and this requires that any training programme must help the trainee to make the psychological transition from direct physical control of cargo operations trend of any cargo handling operation to the extent that he can (eg looking down ullage openings into cargo tanks and 'swinging' valves on extended spindles etc.) to remote monitoring and control of any cargo operations. This requirement alone provides a strong argument for utilising modern technology in the form of simulation in LGT personnel training programmes.

Before discussing other advantages it is necessary to establish how any simulator would, in the first place, fit into existing training programmes and enhance rather than disrupt or totally change then, and secondly, establish how a simulator could be used to develop advanced training for experienced LGT personnel.

Paper delivered by:
G Angas (College of Nautical Studies, Warsash)

Prepared for:
Gastech Hamburg 1981

Title: Simulation and its Role in Liquefied Gas Carrier Personnel Training (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g173
Published Date: January 1981

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