On April 12, the Murmansk Branch of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping hosted the opening ceremony of a navigation training class created with the support of the FSUE Atomflot. The event was attended by representatives of the Murmansk Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society Anastasia Yagodina and Vitaly Novikov.
Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping is a leading Russian university that trains highly qualified personnel in the field of water transport.
“This is a very important event for Murmansk. Having such a high-tech classroom in our city is great. Taking into account the development of the Northern Sea Route, highly qualified personnel are needed. We know that the quality of work at sea is directly related to safety,” said Igor Morar, head of the Murmansk Municipality.
The classroom is equipped with a modern simulator for maneuvering and controlling the vessel. The training complex includes 30 different models of vessels and 47 navigation areas. As noted in the official statement of Atomflot, in terms of its composition, equipment and configuration, the simulator for maneuvering and controlling a vessel has no analogues in Murmansk and the Murmansk region.
In the classroom there are navigation bridges with a visualization system, tables with everything necessary for a navigator, maneuverable boards, maps of simulated areas.
“Today "Makarovka" is the largest university of Rosmorrechflot. The Murmansk Branch is a very important component of our large organism. The main purpose of the Murmansk Branch is additional professional education of seafarers. A very important component is the acquisition of practical skills, so our task and mission is to provide highly functional and effective practical training for seafarers. For these purposes, we have installed here the latest navigation simulator for training seafarers,” said Sergey Aizinov, director of the Institute.
The training complex is designed to train navigators in the use of ship radar stations, automated radar laying facilities and electronic cartographic navigation information systems.
“We pay great attention to ensuring the safety of navigation, we are constantly developing, building new icebreakers. We show the whole world that there is nothing to do in the waters of the Northern Sea Route without our Russian icebreakers. This class will make it possible to train navigators at a modern level and prepare people to manage new mechanisms and icebreakers,” said Leonid Irlitsa, Acting Director General of FSUE Atomflot.