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Lowestoft College
Corporate LogoLowestoft College Logo
AddressSt Peters Street
NR32 2NB
United Kingdom
Primary Telephone+44(0)1502 525025
Fax+44(0)1502 525106
Corporate Profile
Lowestoft College is a leading UK maritime training centre approved by the MCA, OPITO, Nautical Institute and HSE. Courses include STCW, Dynamic Positioning, First Aid, OOW, Chief Mate, Master Mariner, Radio Communications, ECDIS, Wind turbine safety, Marine Transfer, Navigation and Offshore Wind Safety.

Lowestoft College is well equipped to provide extensive and realistic simulation of DP vessels and operations. The following systems are available for training:

  • Kongsberg dual redundant DP system, interfaced to an AVS simulator and to a Norcom "RovNav" navscreen facility
  • 8 Kongsberg student terminals

The above systems allow a variety of system and vessel types to be simulated in operational scenarios. The main training tool is the SDP 11/22 system, which may be configured to emulate many vessel types currently engaged in DP operations. This includes the following: Dive Support Vessel, Survey Vessel, Cable Lay Vessel, Semi-submersible Drilling Rig, Multi-purpose semisub, Shuttle tanker, Turret-moored vessel, FPSO.

For the basic, or Induction course, each student has the exclusive use of their own system on their desk. This eliminates the problems experienced at other training centres where only one or two systems are available and the students have to "wait their turn" on the system.

This facility, combined with an Instructor system and screen projection is a very powerful training tool.

For Advanced courses, training will comprise a variety of pre-planned scenarios simulating a great variety of operations. The students are expected to carry out the operational planning and risk assessment associated with the scenario. Within the simulator facilities, the instructor has full control over a variety of system errors, failures and environmental variables. The students undertaking the training are faced with a variety of realistic scenarios requiring fast and accurate decision-making.