Dubai Maritime Authority Innovates Training Methods

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) held a workshop presenting an advanced training solution for vessel survey inspections, Smart Survey Simulator, in cooperation with Norway-based international classification society DNV GL.


The event showcased the tool’s ability to provide realistic and cost-efficient training using virtual reality technology and models of actual ships.

Developed by expert industry leaders, the system is able to identify deficiencies on each virtual vessel and share data on virtual platform.


Mahmoud Oweida, director, information technology, DMCA, explained, “Aside from acting as a powerful training and assessment tool for inspectors and surveyors, the Smart Survey Simulator can also facilitate virtual onboard tours which can be used by first-time users of a vessel for safety-related training and familiarisation.”