Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has won its first K-Sim Safety simulator contract with the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society (NSRS). KDI will deliver a K-Sim Safety Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator (AFFS) to the NSRS training centre in Horten, Norway.

The full-mission K-Sim Safety AFFS is a new simulator which addresses regulation VI/3, section A-VI/3, table A-VI/3-1. This covers methods of organizing and training fire teams, inspecting and servicing fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment. It also comprises controlling onboard firefighting operations.

As a realistic representation of the layout on a real crude oil carrier, the simulator’s interactive 3D ‘WalkThrough’ software engine combines precise object and equipment models with immersive visuals. This exposes trainees to all conceivable scenarios and situations related to preventing and dealing with onboard fires.

The AFFS accommodates an instructor station, debrief area, bridge/safety command center, two fire team muster stations and smoke diver areas. Up to three separate teams – usually, a management team and two firefighting teams – can train at the same time.

In exercises designed to replicate onboard emergencies, the management team can assemble at the bridge/safety command centre. They are able to manage firefighting operations by communicating with the other internal teams and conducting external communications via radio.

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The management can oversee the emergency situation as the bridge/safety command center offers an Integrated Automation System and safety panels. Recording, replaying and detailed debriefing tools will allow teams to see how effective their decision-making was in each exercise.

As a long-term customer, the new simulator joins several KONGSBERG simulators already being used to train NSRS personnel.

“We’re very proud of the fact that our K-Sim Safety AFFS is the first in the world to attain a DNV-GL certification,” said Tone-Merete Hansen, Senior Vice President, KDI.

"(It) speaks volumes about the quality of training it provides. Being commissioned to deliver this solution to the NSRS is of course another resounding vote of confidence for Kongsberg."