About INSTC

About INSTC

FURUNO offers training for professional navigators at one of our two INS Training Centres: FURUNO INS TrainingCenter in Copenhagen (INSTC Denmark) and FURUNO INS Training Center in Singapore (INSTC Singapore).

INSTC Denmark

At INSTC Denmark, we offer a wide range of training courses aimed at active navigators. The courses include both generic and type specific training. We also offer customized training courses to focus on the personal competences of the participating navigators. The duration of the training courses varies between 2 and 5 days, depending on the type and contents of the courses.

We also offer training courses for shore staff. "Introduction to ECDIS and electronic navigation charts."

In addition to our standard training courses, INSTC Denmark offers customer-specified training and training packages.

INSTC™ Denmark houses two full-mission simulators (Class S) and two classrooms.

All practical training sessions take place in the full-mission simulators. This ensures that the navigator has the opportunity to train equipment operation in the most realistic environment possible. The use of full-mission simulators allows the instructors to create lifelike situations: Traffic, weather, sea, ship parameters, critical occurrences, etc. The conditions for the situations can all be set to challenge the navigators and to accommodate the aim of the individual exercise.

The theoretical training sessions take place in light, spacious classrooms fully equipped with modern AV-equipment. Each classroom is fitted with 4 ECDIS planning stations.

INSTC Denmark is situated in Hvidovre, just outside Copenhagen city centre and close to Copenhagen International Airport.

INSTC Singapore

At INSTC Singapore, we offer type specific FURUNO ECDIS training for active navigators who have already received generic ECDIS training (IMO 1.27 model course or similar). The duration of the type specific ECDIS training course is 2 days.

All practical training sessions take place on a dedicated ECDIS simulator, which allows the trainees to experience the FURUNO ECDIS under various conditions.

The theoretical training sessions take place in light, spacious classrooms fully equipped with modern AV-equipment.

All training courses are conducted in groups of no more than 8 trainees to ensure the best possible outcome for the individual participant.

INSTC Singapore is situated in the district of Loyang, only a few minutes' drive from Changi International Airport.

Quality assurance

INSTC complies with the governing standards for simulators and training facilities as specified in STCW 2010.

INSTC Denmark has been awarded the Certificate of Approval by DNV GL for the IMO ECDIS Model Course 1.27 and the IMO IBS/INS Model Course 1.32.

Certification

In November 2005, INSTC was, as the first training facility in the world established by an equipment manufacturer, awarded the Certificate of Approval by DNV SeaSkill for the IMO ECDIS Model Course 1.27.

In August 2010 INSTC was awarded the Certificate of Approval by DNV SeaSkill for the IMO IBS/INS Model Course 1.32.

The ECDIS course is generic and provides the trainees with knowledge of ECDIS as a system, the ECDIS operation, electronic chart materials and practical navigation with use of ECDIS. The training also includes track control operation.

The IBS/INS is also generic and provides the trainees with knowledge of IBS/INS as a system, the IBS/INS operation, IBS/INS bridge operation and procedures, electronic chart materials and practical navigation with use of IBS/INS and track control system.

After completing our ECDIS or IBS/INS training course and passing the compulsory tests, the navigator will be awarded a certificate that proves the completion of an ECDIS or IBS/INS course that meets the requirements of the IMO Model Courses 1.27 or 1.32, reviewed by DNV. This certificate fulfils the demands from Port States, Coast Guards, Vetting- and Classification Societies for documentation of the training.

Also, the two-day type specific ECDIS course offered at both INSTC Denmark and INSTC Singapore has been inspected and certified by ClassNK in November 2011, which makes FURUNO INSTC the first training provider ever to have its type specific ECDIS training approved by this classification society.

History

The first INS Training Center, INSTC Denmark, was established in March 2005.

Originally, INSTC was established to educate crewmembers onboard vessels that carry the FURUNO Integrated Navigation System "INS VOYAGER". Today, our INS training centers are FURUNO's primary facilities for educating navigators to achieve proficiency in the operation of various kinds of navigation- and communication equipment.

The request for ECDIS training courses has increased rapidly over the past few years. In order to meet the growing demand for training, the INSTC Singapore was established in November 2011.

 

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