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Maritime AIds' Development for Emergency Responses

The systematic attempt in developing accident or incident scenarios for training of young cadets and seafarers working at sea and ports in emergency situations in considered novel and has not done before. The project concerns those aspects of human error related to emergency situations which can be corrected through removal of existing deficiencies in Maritime Education and Training (MET) of cadet officers as well as those working on board vessels as officers of various ranks. The study of accidents incidents at sea will identify the emergency situations and provide adequate information as to how various scenarios could be prepared and simulated in various types of simulators including integrated and full-mission ship simulators. The main focus is on the training of Deck officers as the accidents are directly related to the activities on the bridge including communication within the team and engine department. When accidents are analyzed it can be seen clearly that the development of training programme for deck officers are unique to prevent accidents and cannot be developed in general form to address other training needs such as engine room training.The strength of this transfer of innovation is that it takes into consideration scenarios relating to near-misses which are unfortunately ignored or under-estimated and often not reported. It has been reported that there are generally about 100 plus incidents and 10 to 100 near misses to every accident (Bea, 1999). It is inevitable that a cause of a near–miss at sea or port could be the cause of a huge disaster in the future. Innovation is also in how to utilise the collated information in the development of training of seafarers to enhance their skills to prevent and mitigate accidents, which has never been done before.In this project it is intended to prepare a whole range of scenarios simulating actual accidents, incidents and near-misses focusing on emergency situations and incorporate these in the existing MET programmes in the partner countries and later European-wide. A training programme on the scenarios would also be prepared for seafarers working at sea and in ports. The intention is that the scenarios would lead to identifications of the causes for accidents and incidents as well as near-misses including grounding and through training these causes could be removed as such training will enhance the awareness of dangerous situations significantly and what actions to take to avoid them.The main aims are:1. To improve safety at sea and at ports by identifying emergency situations known so far and create a knowledge-base of scenarios based on emergency situations for training of seafarers at officer level and higher ranks. 2. To develop intelligent exercises based on scenarios created for application in bridge, area as well as in integrated and full-mission simulators.3. To transfer the knowledge that already exists in the form of video software together from an existing internet e-learning/assessment platform with a view to integrate the scenarios and exercises created as result of aims 1 and 2.The partnership is composed of well known MET providers for different types and ranks of merchant navy officers. The partnership is organized in such a manner as to be complementary to each other and also have the capabilities necessary to satisfy the project objectives. The project will be carried out corroboratively by 7 partners, from 6 different countries. The expertise necessary for this project cannot be found in a single country in Europe, but required the establishment of a consortium at European level. These aspects are mirrored in the composition of the consortium: 7 partners from seven European countries, each of which have reached a high level of recognition and expertise within maritime education, training and maritime related research to tackle the issues addressed.No more text can be electronically added here????????

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