Simulator Instructor-STCW Requirements and Reality

It is now more than a decade since the Convention on the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) was adopted to improve the competency of the seafarers worldwide. One of the major new developments in the new convention was the concept of competency based training whereby the trainee was to prove the desired competency through the most appropriate means available. Simulators were mentioned multiple times, the competency tables to be used as tools for the training of seafarers by the instructors as well as for proving the competency by the trainees. This put heavy responsibilities on the simulator instructors in the METICs worldwide for the quality training and assessment when using the simulators. The purpose of this paper is to examine in details what are the requirements set in by the Convention to be a simulator instructor and what in reality is the situation, with some recommendations to improve the situation in the interest of the maritime community.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the University of Rijeka.
  • Authors:
    • Ali, Asghar
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 23-32
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  • Accession Number: 01047060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2007 11:45AM