SIMULATORS AND COURSES
1) GMDSS SIMULATOR
Installed in 1998, Made in Japan Radio Company (JRC)
Instructor console: 1
Student stations: 4
Station anneals are facilitated with following components and systems:
VHF: With DSC (DSC alerting, urgency, safety, relay acknowledgement, routine etc )
MF/HF Transceiver: DSC alerting, urgency, safety, relay and acknowledgement procedure, 2182 khz watch keeping receiver, terrestrial telex equipment (documentation, radio telephone ship to ship and ashore linking, ARQ, FEC, SFEC and NBDP link)
InmarSat-B: Distress alerting by voice and telex documentation, LES link and operations by telex as well as voice.
Distress alert, Telex, documentation and S&F system, use of terminals.
NavInmarSAT-CTex Receiver: Working on 518 khz and national frequency. Selection of area/stations, message type etc.
EPIRB(Real): COSPAS/SARSAT EPIRB, workig priciples, uses and operation
SART(Real): Operation and working procedure.
General Operator’s Certificate(GOC) and Restricted Operator’s Certificate(ROC).
Duration of course: 2 weeks (10 working days; Instructions, operation, mock test, assessment)
Monitoring and supervision: DG shipping
Examination areas: SOLAS, Radio Reg, Distress Watch keeping – R/T procedures, Machine Operation
Examiners: From DG shipping or appointed by DG shipping as external examiner.
Certification: Provisional certificate issued by Bangladesh Marine Academy Authority; Original/Hard copy issued by DG Shipping Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2) RADAR AND ARPA SIMULATOR WITH ECDIS
Installed in 2008, Made by Transas Marine Pacific.
Instructor Console: 1
Student Station: 2
To make exercise with own-ship and target ships (about 40) in different channels/areas or high sea in different environment as route, speed, course, time, weather, wave etc. Exercise creation, editing, saving, replaying, monitoring etc. Loading exercise and changing the parameters, changing the telegraph and hucksters, controlling position and radar angle as ships change it’s course & speed, cage type of steering follow up and non-follow up. Auto-piloting as the course set in the auto-pilot.
RADAR and ARPA Observation and Plotting:
In radar all exercise objects available within the coverage area presented.To acquire and track target data correction. ARPA grades concur with reflected signals. Arpa results with manual plotting.Finding CPA and TCPA. Target tracking alarms and their acknowledgment. Switchable to HUp, NUp, CUp, true motion, relative motion. Targets acquired upon entry in guard zones. Tune and switch to UAIS on own ship and target ships. Varying the ranges the coastline scale and target changing position.
Loading the exercise ECDIS displays exercise area, ship’s initial position and route. The ship on chart position and co-ordinates, speed with the GPS position as primary setting. To transmit new route to the instructor’s terminal, to the auto-pilot, GPS and RADAR acquired target’s data transmitted to the ECDIS. UAIS transmission of static, dynamic and voyage data about the corresponding with vessels to ECDIS. Sending safety message from one own ship to another from the ECDIS and also from the ship targets from the instructor. The radar picture transmission to ECDIS as overlaid.
Audible audio signal from own ship. Audible engine sound as changes RPM by telegraph and by turning sound signal in instructor own and TG vessel sound audible. Sound audible in performing a collision, grounding, bumping into the berth.
Operating hard ware handling and indicator with conning display. GPS Operating GPS with correct information and responding as the setting. Virtual bridge-changes ship’s course and speed with a change of the Telegraph and hucksters handle position and radar angle. Switching to ECDIS, Radar and visual consoles. Bearing display-Switching compass mode from Gyro to magnetic.