Aptomar teams with Transas on ‘advanced’ oil spill simulator

Honningsvåg, Norway facility claimed to be world’s most advanced.

Norwegian marine security specialist Aptomar has teamed with Cork, Ireland-headquartered Transas on an upgrade of what is claimed to be ‘the world’s most advanced’ oil spill simulator. The facility was developed with support from Eni Norge, Statoil, Gdf Suez, OMV and the Norwegian Coastal Administration and is located at the North Cape maritime training center in Honningsvåg, Norway.

The upgrade extends the unit with communication between onshore and offshore resources offering a range of counter measures and navigation scenarios using multiple vessels and other assets. Aptomar’s tactical collaboration and management system (TCMS) is now integrated with the simulator offering connectivity with TCMS’ operation rooms worldwide for second line response and operations management training.

Aptomar founder Lars Solberg commented, ‘The North Cape simulator allows individuals or groups to develop this skillset without affecting an operator’s day-to-day operations.’ The North Cape center and programs will be qualified according to DNV GL’s SeaSkill certification. More from Aptomar and Transas.

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