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STCW.2/Circ.7 Simulator training
Geldigheid:08-03-2000 t/m Status: Geldig vandaag

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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED

Equivalent arrangement accepted under article IX

Statement by the Govemment of the Netherlands

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization has the honour to transmit herewith the text of a statement by the Government of the Netherlands under article IX of the above Convention.

The Secretary-General would be grateful if steps could be undertaken to bring this information to the attention of the appropriate authorities.


Progress toward proficiency at the maritime academies and colleges is continuously assessed by highly skilled faculty staff. Each cadet must be found competent in basic skills before advancing to more sophisticated levels of training. All cadets proceed from general concepts to practical experience, and from specific concepts to practical application. Eventually, each cadet must be able to integrate all that has gone before.

Simulators are employed, for example, to allow for a logical progression of events, experiences, training and achievement of objectives in a way that is simply not possible on board a ship. The rapid development of a multiple ship situation is also achievable only by use of a simulator. The simulator furthermore provides the cadet a decision-making environment that is not available on a ship, specially in high traffic density .

Research was carried out to establish whether it was feasible that part of the seagoing service requirements of regulations II/1 and III/1 could be substituted by simulator training on a full mission bridge and a full size engine room simulator, meeting all requirements and recommendations laid down in regulation I/12 and sections A-I/12 and B-I/12 of the STCW Code. This research not only showed that part of the required seagoing service could, to a certain extend, be replaced by simulator training but also that the level of competence achieved by students following simulator training was higher than the level of competence achieved by students not having followed simulator training.

As a consequence simulator-based training at the maritime academies and colleges receives limited credit as an equivalency for sea-going service based on a number of considerations, including:
(a) level of simulation;
(b) acutual time spent by the cadet in the simulator (and the number of cadets sharing the simulator at the same time); student-teacher ratio (and special training of those who will be conducting simulator training);
(d) pre-brief and de-brief procedures;
(e) scenarios actually presented in the simulated exercises (i.e. variety of port approaches and navigational circumstances);
(f) degree of emphasis on non-routine situations, emergencies and restricted operating conditions;
(g) integration with other elements in the approved training program.

When all criteria have been met and training objectives achieved the following will be granted:
  1. 5 days of simulator training, half of which has taken place in a full mission bridge simulator and the other half in a full size engine room simulator, may be counted as the equivalent for 15 days of seagoing service;
  2. 10 days of simulator training, half of which has taken place in a full mission bridge simulator and the other half in a full size engine room simulator, may be counted as the equivalent for 30 days seagoing; and
  3. 15 days of simulator training, half of which has taken place in a ful1 mission bridge simulator and the other half in a full size engine room simulator may be counted as the equivalent for 60 days of seagoing service.

The Netherlands is fully satisfied that the level of sea-going service, knowledge, experience and efficiency provided under the above arrangement ensures a degree of safety at sea and has a preventive effect as regards pollution prevention at least equivalent to the requirements of the STCW Convention.
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