• 2019 November 12 12:28

    Admiral Makarov SUMIS confirmed unique competence in dynamic positioning operators training

    Admiral Makarov SUMIS confirmed the unique competence in dynamic positioning operators training, Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping says in a press release.

    The Nautical Institute (NI) issued a Certificate of   re   accreditation  for training courses for  boatmasters-o perators of dynamic positioning systems (DP)   to Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping.

    The reaccreditation of the DP operators  training  is a result of  two stages audit conducted by a group of NI experts in the  Makarov Training Centre of the University.  Thus, Admiral Makarov SUMIS  will continue its internationally recognized training for crew members of supply vessels, semi-submersible drilling rigs, and other types of offshore vessels equipped with DP systems according to  approve d  programs  DP Induction  and  DP Simulator.

    Currently, the numer of vessels using DP equipment is rapidly growing in the Russian and world fleets. Dynamic positioning systems (DPS) – a means of holding the vessel without anchor at a certain point – are widely used in marine engineering-geological, drilling, pipe-laying works, when loading tankers with oil products from floating structures, sea ice-resistant stationary platforms to control the position of the vessel. There are many manufacturers of such systems – Navis, Kongsberg, Rolls-Royce, etc., but the principles of ship management for all SDP are the same.

    Since 2007, Makarov Training Centre has been the only internationally accredited training center for DP vessels in Russia. 2900 skippers have been trained and received certificates of  «Makarovka» and the Nautical Institute, which gives them the right to work in international offshore projects, and shipowners to expand the range of applications of their fleet.

    DP classes are conducted on a modern high-tech simultor  base by experienced instructors who are acting chief mates and captains of ships equipped with a dynamic positioning system. All instructors have been trained in accordance with NI standards, their high qualification is recognized by the administration of this institute.

    In order to meet the industry’s  growing demands, in 2019 Admiral Makarov SUMIS aquired a modern Transas NtPRO -5000 Offshore/DP sumilator in addition to its inhouse simulators manufactured by Kongsberg (K-POS, class C) and Navis (NavDP-4000, class B). The new simulator provides a realistic  imitation of  the control of self-lifting drilling rigs, semi-submersible drilling rigs, anchorage vessel during towing, mooring operations, using a dynamic positioning system (where applicable) both separately for each type of object, and in the conditions of joint actions of the platform personnel and the anchorage team. The software provides processing (adding, setting navigation movement data) at least 10 own models of active vessels, controlled from the workplace of the student) and at least 10  target vessels, controlled from the  instructor’s station. Mathematical models of active vessels meet the real characteristics of prototype vessels, including inertial-braking characteristics and maneuverability, taking into account the impact on the vessel of wind, waves, shallow water, as well as other forces and factors.

    Makarov Training Centre is the only permanent training center for DP operators in Russia accredited by T he Nautical Institute, and is also one of the few in the world having the ability to train the operation of real dynamic positioning equipment from various world manufacturers.




2019 December 12

16:46 MOL orders 2 next-generation 'EeneX' coal carriers
16:43 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 10.20 million tonnes
16:26 Klaipėda LNG terminal welcomed three large and four small LNG vessels in November
16:05 Air quality sensor in the Port of Rotterdam checks sulphur emissions from shipping
15:57 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1.12 million tonnes
15:34 Alewijnse wins electrical contracts for two additional Combi Freighters at Damen Yichang Shipyard
15:00 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Nov'2019 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 17.90 million tonnes
14:36 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches dry cargo carrier Pola Anastasia of Project RSD59
14:12 CMA CGM announces FAK Reefer Rates from North Europe to Asia and Middle East
13:53 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:31 NLNG signs sales deal with Vitol SA
13:12 Austal USA delivers USNS Puerto Rico to U.S. NAVY
12:49 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Nov’2019 grew by 16% Y-o-Y to 56.25 million tonnes
12:24 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, left for sea trials
12:00 ABS publishes Fuel Cell Guidance to support industry decarbonization objectives
11:38 Port of Ust-Luga handled 95.31 million tonnes in 11M’18, up 6% Y-o-Y
11:13 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 11M'2019 grew by 2% to 55.01 million tonnes
11:10 Verifavia Shipping undertakes IHM services for 29 Attica Group vessels
10:56 Wärtsilä to divest its ELAC Nautik business
10:49 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 11M’2019 fell by 9.4% Y-o-Y to 30 million tonnes
10:26 TransContainer dispatched test train from Korea to Poland
10:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 12
09:47 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.41% to $63.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $58.84
09:31 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,460 points
09:08 Viking Line’s new vessel to be equipped with Climeon Heat Power System
08:12 Nautilus Labs becomes new Inmarsat fleet data application provider

2019 December 11

18:33 Kongsberg and the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue join forces to develop new SAR solutions
18:03 DOF Subsea secures integrated FSV contract in Africa
17:50 NCSP Group's consolidated cargo turnover for 10 months of 2019 totaled 121.2 million tons
17:32 Equinor completes the acquisition of a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development project Bałtyk I in Poland from Polenergia
17:25 LNG in the era of decarbonization: the 6th International LNG Congress 2020 brings up environmental questions
17:13 Port Houston sets new records at container terminals in November 2019
16:54 World's first liquefied hydrogen carrier SUISO FRONTIER launches building an international hydrogen energy supply chain aimed at carbon-free society
16:32 Seaspan Shipyards delivers its second offshore fisheries science vessel to the Canadian Coast Guard
16:13 Port of Virginia сargo volume up nearly 4% in November 2019
15:49 Throughput of port Taganrog in 11M'2019 fell by 7% to 2.59 million tonnes
15:32 Aker BP first ever to use new well stimulation method offshore
15:12 Port of Savannah container volumes up 5.4 percent in November 2019
14:51 Sovcomflot named Company of the Year at the 2019 Lloyd’s List Europe Awards
14:32 Aker Solutions secures contract to support the development of BP’s Cypre project, offshore Trinidad and Tobago
14:12 Port of Oakland export volume up 5.8 percent in November 2019
13:50 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
13:32 Belships enters into two letters of intent for the acquisition of two Ultramax bulk carriers
13:11 Port of Los Angeles moves 728,918 TEUs in November 2019
12:47 Dredge Yard receives an order for a customized Cutter Suction Dredger from Western Potash
12:47 Yamal LNG received all 15 Arc7 ice-class tankers
12:25 Wärtsilä & CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited agree to jointly develop hybrid vessels for the future
12:23 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard starts metal cutting for fourth super trawler ordered by Russian Fishery Company
12:01 ABS and DSME sign digitalization and decarbonization JDP agreement
11:31 New mobile crane increases APM Terminals Yucatán’s productivity by 40%
11:19 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M'2019 grew by 2.7% to 766.8 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
11:12 First LNG bunkering delivered concurrent cargo operations in port of Amsterdam
10:59 Port of Long Beach cargo volumes dip 3.5% in November 2019
10:54 Navigation season of 2019 is over on Russia’s IWW with shipping closed in Azov-Don Basin
10:30 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 11
10:18 Swedish businesses informed about benefits of Latvian transport corridor
09:51 Bunker prices show no certain trend at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.62% to $64.93, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.52% to $58.93
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,528 points

2019 December 10

18:10 UN Climate Conference – ICS embraces 4th Propulsion Revolution