’s Polaris Bridge Simulator has received new DNV approval for the
product category Bridge Operation Simulator, which includes notifications for
training on integrated bridge systems including integrated navigation systems.
The approval, which was awarded Jan. 18, is according to the
revised standards laid out in DNV – Standard for Certification of Maritime
Simulators No. 2.14 January 2011, which is based on the requirements of STCW
Convention, Regulation I/12 and includes the new 2010 amended convention that
came into force from Jan. 1.
“As the leading maritime simulator developer we are
committed to ensuring our simulators are approved to the most stringent
industry standards, as it ensures that our customers can offer training that
meets all industry requirements for safety and regulations,” says Terje
Heierstad, Kongsberg Maritime product and technology manager, in a company
The Kongsberg Maritime Polaris Bridge Simulator enables
flexible training in ship handling, maneuvering and navigation, based on
cutting-edge visuals and realistic hydrodynamic modeling, the company says.
Polaris may be delivered as a full-mission, 360-degree, motion platform based
integrated simulator, a part task simulator (ECDIS, radar, etc.), a PC-based
desktop simulator or as any combination of these.
The new certification ensures that the Polaris Bridge
Simulator meets or exceeds the highest standards set out by DNV in regards to
simulator training and follows a round of certification for the Kongsberg
Neptune Engine Room Simulator, which was approved to the latest DNV standards
in December 2011.