SeaSAFER: Simulation of Sea Accidents for Effective Responses

SeaSAFER project, was officially launched on April 1, 2021 and with a duration of 24 months, concerns an innovative development from existing data on accidents or incidents for the creation of a range of scenarios in order to create “Safety Culture” for the education and training of seafarers. The intention of this project is to develop experimental knowledge in order to train seafarers via learning from past accidents and incidents. The project will break these accidents and incidents into several categories preparing a knowledge-base of the selected scenarios, simulate them online using advanced bridge as well as integrated and full-mission simulators, and train seafarers working on board vessels.

The main benefits of this project are:

  • Raising seafarer awareness on the accidents that could take place in their vessel;
  • Easily accessible with lesser costs compared to conventional full mission simulators;
  • Easier to learn compared to long written accident/incident reports;
  • Certification option for seafarers in ships accidents recognised in partner countries and European wide;
  • Recognition for the certificate from independent awarding, accredited and licensing authorities at medium term.

The SeaSAFER project partnership is composed by six major education and training centres, private companies, universities in several EU countries supported by their awarding, accrediting and/or certificating authorities:

  • Lithuanian Maritime Academy (Lithuania);
  • Maritime Innovators (Turkey);
  • Mircea cel Batran Naval Academy (Romania);
  • Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy of Varna (Bulgaria);
  • Nautical Maritime College Infante D. Henrique (Portugal);
  • Aintek Symvouloi Epicheiriseon Efarmoges YpsilisTechnologias Ekpaidefsi Anonymi Etaireia (Greece).

More information on the SeaSAFER project can be found on the page