A new cloud based navigation platform has been certified for industry simulator-based training

Force Technology’s SimFlex Cloud navigation simulator platform has gained approval to DNV's ST-0033 Maritime Simulator Systems Class D standard requirement

SimFlex Cloud

Source: Force Technology

Force Technology’s SimFlex Cloud navigation simulator platform has gained approval to DNV’s ST-0033 Maritime Simulator Systems Class D standard requirement

DNV has certified Force Technology’s cutting-edge SimFlex Cloud navigation simulator platform for approval to its ST-0033 Maritime Simulator Systems Class D standard requirements.

The requirement mandates the industry standard for simulator-based training or as a means to demonstrate competence.

“We’re delighted to receive DNV certification so soon after launching SimFlex Cloud as it ensures that our customers can migrate to such a beneficial platform with the confidence that STCW standards are being met,” said Jan Michelsen, simulation, ports & training at Force Technology.

”SimFlex Cloud also offers new levels of flexibility for our customers to dynamically shape their training portfolios according to need.”

Industry standard

DNV requires that all simulators are DNV certified under STCW Regulations I/12, in order to issue a DNV SeaSkill Learning Programme Certificate to training providers.

SimFlex Cloud is the latest development from Denmark-headquartered maritime simulator specialist Force Technology.

Training courses using the SimFlex Cloud platform can be delivered by qualified instructors remotely or the customer’s own trainers in person or remotely. 

The DNV- ST-0033 Maritime Simulator Systems standard ensures that the user experience accurately reflects the operation of navigation equipment, including errors and limitations, as well as being capable of producing a variety of conditions, which may include emergency, hazardous or unusual situations relevant to the simulation objectives.