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The Green Marine Technology Edition
of avatars controlled via large touchscreens or gaming ing a world-class standard for safety and excellence in
Investment in the Future controller to ensure realistic situational training for en- With the new facility that opened in July 2016 new maritime operations. Referred to as role-based bridge gine room and machinery functions. A unique replica- and engine room management, the approach is based simulators were developed, built and implemented with tion of the Safety Management System is based on the the latest technology from Transas. The simulators un- on roles rather than ranks, with the of? cers operating as real ships application. a coordinated team. derwent more than 15 months of intensive development
The applied closed circuit TV (CCTV), recording and to ensure the visuals and operational characteristics
The system builds on the airline industry model by archiving system is similar to the CCTV used at the closely model today’s technologically advanced cruise using navigator and co-navigator roles. The navigator,
ESA Space Centre, with 90 full HD cameras observing ships, providing an authentic shipboard experience for who is “conning” the ship, is required to verbally com- and recording everything on the bridges and in the en- municate intentions to the co-navigator, whose tasks participants to build skills in navigating complex con- gine room to allow full picture team training. AV con- trol and automation systems. This technology is part include monitoring, cross-checking and supporting the trol, recording and archiving system with full synchro- of the overall investment of an estimated $79m for navigator. As needed, they are supported by the opera- nization of all workstations, cameras and audio. This building Carnival Corporation’s state-of-the-art Ari- tions director, who must be a senior of? cer -- either the was essentially required by the Carnival Corporation son Maritime Center and Hotel, home of the CSMART captain or staff captain. He or she maintains an over- and the CSMART team in order to optimize the level of Academy. The CSMART Academy’s mission is to view and provides guidance as required. There is also training experience. provide the deck and technical of? cers from Carnival an administrator to manage disturbances (alarms, inter-
Corporation’s 10 global cruise line brands with the nal communications) for the bridge team. A helmsman
Recent Developments and a lookout complete the team. most technically advanced maritime training and pro-
Building on the CSMART Academy’s legacy of safety fessional development in the cruise industry. We have a
As part of the team-based approach, CSMART Acad- training excellence, in July 2016 Carnival Corporation ex- relentless focus on world-class training and continuous emy introduced new ways of communicating. In a de- panded its training operations with the opening of the Aris- parture from past protocol, this includes encouraging improvement, underscoring that the safety of our guests on Maritime Center, featuring the CSMART Academy and and crew is the corporation’s number one priority. This team members of all ranks and seniority to speak up to a 176-room CSMART-Hotel. At nearly 110,000 sq. ft., the results in a continuous investment by Carnival Corpo- challenge or question a decision.
new CSMART Academy will more than double the capac- These fundamental changes were introduced in sever- ration to the CSMART Academy’s training programs ity of the original center, enabling Carnival Corporation to and equipment. al stages, starting with the development of new bridge train more of their cruise ship of? cers more often, spend procedures for normal, abnormal and emergency opera- more time training on simulators and provide more real- tions. Current training also includes insight on human
The Evolution of time feedback to of? cers. In 2017 CSMART will welcome performance and its limitations. This transformation
Simulation Training 7,000 participants to one of 20 courses offered, Nautical as Starting in 2012, the CSMART Academy expanded has resulted in a higher level of safety and operational well as Engineering. to begin training bridge and engineering of? cers from excellence, with of? cers making effective use of the new structure and constantly evolving technology.
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