Dubai Maritime City Authority using VR for training
VR Smart Survey Simulator to help train and assess ship inspectors
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has held a workshop on the use of virtual reality simulators for training ship inspectors.
The Smart Survey Simulator, which has been developed in partnership with classification company DNV GL, uses virtual reality and detail models of real ships for training and assessment of inspectors. Using extensive knowledge from industry experts the simulator is able to create a virtual vessel with thousands of different configurable inspection items, which can then be used to test and train inspection teams.
Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said: "DNV GL is an important partner in our efforts to create new maritime experiences using the latest technologies such as VR, drones, and autonomous systems. The Smart Survey Simulator complements our sharp focus on innovation in training and inspection and we are highly satisfied with the knowledge and skills imparted by DNV GL's expert to ensure optimal use of the simulator by our operation and inspection teams."
Mahmoud Oweida, Director of Information Technology, DMCA, added: "Aside from acting as a powerful training and assessment tool for inspectors and surveyors, the Smart Survey Simulator can also facilitate virtual onboard tours which can be used by first-time users of a vessel for safety-related training and familiarization. The simulator environment will eventually be adapted to yachts, leisure crafts, and other maritime environments in Dubai."