Many regulators and approval bodies have recognized that training done using a lifeboat simulator is at least equivalent to that accomplished by launching a lifeboat into the harbour, with the additional benefit of being able to practice under rough sea conditions. As a consequence, training providers have been authorized to substitute simulation training for launch and maneuvering training using an actual lifeboat and davit system. The simulators used in the training programs must conform to the highest international standards and must be extensively tested prior to being used in training programs.
Lifeboat simulation training is fully compliant with most international standards for survival craft training including STCW, the MODU Code, flag and coastal state requirements and offshore regulations in many oil and gas regions. For information on your region specifically, please contact us.