Implementation of an ice load / structural integrity assessment tool in a real-time ship operations training simulator
Canada’s social and economic interests are directly linked to marine operations, some of which take place in ice-covered waters. These ships require experienced bridge officers who are proficient in operating in ice. Experience in ship-ice operations is very difficult to obtain. This project will provide a means for seafarers to acquire the skills necessary to operate ships in ice safely, with due regard to the relationships between how the ship is operated by them, and the consequential demands imposed on the ship’s structure. This will improve the safety of the ship’s crew, the ship, and the risk to the environment.