Maritime Training Services

Hudson Trident Limited is a provider of specialist maritime training services and has a state of the art Maritime Training Centre situated at our Head Office in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, for training and re-training of existing and new seafarers, stevedores as well as Marine and Oil and Gas personnel, in compliance with the following international and local standards and regulations:

  • International Convention of Training, Certification & Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW’2010)
  • IMO Model courses
  • International SOLAS Conventions
  • Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Requirements
  • Nigerian Maritime and Oil and Gas Industry Requirements
  • DNV (with class notation Integrated Simulator System, NAUT AW (SIM), DYNPOS – AUT (SIM), HSC, TUG, ICE to the Class A Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. 2.14 October 2007) Requirements

Our well-equipped training centre has the following full motion simulators:

Tug Boat Simulator

The Tug Boat Simulator is an advanced tug simulator built by Transas Marine Limited, and capable of training a range of functions from basic tug handling manoeuvres for trainees to advanced towing methods (such as in-direct towing) for tug masters, etc. The tug simulator, which can also be configured for other vessels, has been designed by tug masters and for tug masters to provide high fidelity and cost-effective training in complex and risky operations.

Our Tug Boat Simulator has 16 pages of maneuvering notes, hours of real time video and 200 man/weeks of hard work. A key advantage of this tug simulator is the improved built-in hydrodynamic modelling and interaction capabilities of the tug with its tow which enables it to replicate the exact characteristics felt during tug maneuvers.

This advanced capability allows the operator to acquire the necessary skills before going live on a real tug, without the risk of damage. The simulator is built on the Transas NTPRO simulator platform thus enabling it to practically simulate all types of tugboats, including conventional single-screw tugs, conventional twin-screw tugs, cycloid-drive (Voith-Schneider) tractor tugs and Z-drive reverse tractor drive.

Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) Simulator

The OSV Simulator is a realistic high quality training simulator for OSV activities and navigation with the different vessels in a fleet. The system features an innovative high performance concept compliant with Nautical Institute (NI) and DNV requirements designed for training of teams involved in transferring and supply of anchored mobile offshore units.

The simulator is built on the Transas NTPRO simulator platform and the Dynamic Positioning (DP) is set to OSV 11 with engine design power 2 X 3500 and Thrusters rated at 1X883; 1 X 1120 drop down/1X883 and 2 Azimuth FPP propellers.

The offshore simulator also provides a Dynamic Positioning system training for:

  • Holding position and course, manoeuvring in various sea and weather conditions,   anchor handling;
  • Oil spill response and rescue operations training;
  • Incorporation of customer-defined exercise areas and customer’s ship controls.

The Transas DP Simulator meets and exceeds the requirements of both Nautical Institute and DNV SeaSkill schemes for Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) certification. Using the Transas universal DP interface, many of the key DP brands can be interfaced to a high level including data transfer of multiple sensors, position reference systems, thrusters and power management, all meeting the different class society’s requirements.

The Transas NTPRO 5000 is renowned for its unrivalled visual realism. Many of the DP operations occur in close proximity to other vessels and structures. Transas has paid special attention to this, creating a wide range of highly detailed DP and offshore objects, such as SPMs, TLPs, SPARs, Drillships and FPSOs.

Crane Simulator

The Crane Simulator is designed for training in both routine and emergency conditions. The simulator provides a realistic and safe learning environment, helping to reduce risk of accidents and decrease operating costs.

The system can be configured for training in general container handling and specific crane operations related to combined vessel loading and unloading operations, safe handling of various container types and effective container transfer and optimal path of motion etc.

The Crane Simulator has the capability to replicate various physical interactions such as collision, blow, blocking, shaking, friction etc. It can also simulate weather and other external forces such as: visibility (fog, mist, rain, snow), time of day (dawn, day, dusk, night) and illumination (shadows, switching on/off crane illumination, illumination system failure) etc.

Our Crane Simulator also has the capability to simulate different crane types used in Nigeria and these include: the Rail Mounted Gantry Crane (RMG) and Ship to Shore (STS) system amongst others. Available models can also be adjusted according to customer requirements.