OTC 2015: Marine Contractors issues simulator use guide

The International Marine Contractors Association has produced for use at the Offshore Technology Conference 2015 in Houston, the fourth revision of Guidance on the Use of Simulators.

May 7th, 2015

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – The International Marine Contractors Association has produced for use at the Offshore Technology Conference 2015 in Houston, the fourth revision of Guidance on the Use of Simulators (IMCA C 014).

“This revision sets out a template for assessment on ROV simulators, either within the training environment, or where the focus may more be on periodic drills and practice exercises designed to reduce skill fade,” said Jane Bugler, IMCA’s technical director. “It is designed to complement the three grades of pilot technician set out in IMCA C 005 guidance document and competence tables: Remote Systems & ROV Division, but with added criteria for co-pilot/observer.”

The front section of the updated guidance covers general issues such as definitions, the types of simulator and their appropriateness for training and competence assessment purposes. Appendices look at Dive Control Simulators, DP Simulators; and Offshore Crane Simulators in addition to the updated section on ROV Simulators.

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