Since it was established, more than 1.100 seafarers have attended Siport21 RealTime Ship Simulation Center, involved in some of the Training Programs or in a project related to port facilities, new constructions or modifications. These programs are tailor made for the client and they are based on her own methodology approved by DNV-GL. Recently, Siport21 received the 2016 Training Award given by the Spanish Maritime Cluster.
In response to the concern related to maritime safety and improvement of Captains, Officers and Pilot’s quality training, the number of these activities has increased in the last years. These training courses provide seafarers with more confidence and knowledge in new maritime manoeuvres or in emergencies.
Most of these activities are related to LNG maritime traffic in Bahia Blanca and Escobar Terminals (Argentina) and Port Qasim (Pakistan). This is due to the fact that LNG sector is the most demanding regarding safety.
For this reason, during the last years close to 40 shipping companies have trained their Captains in Siport21 facilities: BP, Stena, Knutsen OAS, BG Group, BW Fleet Management, Dynagas, Exmar Shipmanagement, Gas Log, Golar Wilhelmsen, Höegh LNG, Hyundai Ocean Services, K-Line, MOL LNG, Nakilat, NSQL, NYK LNG, Pronav, Shell, Stasco, Teekay and Thenamaris LNG, among others.
On the other hand, Port Pilots worked at the Simulation Center, such as those from A Coruña, Bahia de Algeciras, Bermeo, Castellon, Ceuta, Palma de Mallorca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Tarragona (Spain), Safi (Morocco), Sines and Portimao (Portugal), El Callao (Peru), Buenaventura and Aguadulce (Colombia), Tuxpan, Manzanillo and Altamira (Mexico), Parana and La Plata River (Argentina), among others. Also, Tug Masters from several companies: SAAM, Reyser, Svitzer, Tramarsa, Coltugs, Intertug, Coremar Goup and Spilbun. Both, Pilots and Tug Masters, have been involved in port facilities projects.