Currently eight models representing wide spectrum of ship types are available at the Centre for training purposes. The models are equipped with all necessary devices simulating a ship's systems: main engine (motor or turbine), propellers (single and twin, fixed and variable pitch), bow and stern thrusters, conventional and high lift rudders, anchors. The new model of a LNG carrier has optionally the pod propulsion (twin azipods). On all models the basic navigational aids (gyro, log, navigational lights, wind velocity and direction measurer, etc.) are also installed.

All our manned models are equipped with the system allowing the simulation of tug-ship co-operation. For example the system installed on a VLCC model consists of four propulsors (two similar to Schottel steering device and two typical transversal thrusters) generating the thrust force. The special computer programme taking into account several elements from tug geometric characteristics, its type of propulsion and steering system and method of assisting controls thrust forces developed by propulsors. The point of application of these thrust forces was chosen taking into account as much as possible real positions of tugs when co-operating with a ship. The bow and stern are assumed to tow on a line. Two other tugs are working closer to midship, and can assist the transversal motion or turn by pushing or pulling. Dangers related to the tug's position are also indicated. The realistic visualisation of instant tug's position completes the system. Similar system is also installed on the model of a LCC tanker, of a LNG carrier and of a large container ship.

Since 2006 the tug-ship cooperation is also simulated using a new manned model of an escort tug. Thus the two basic methods of tug assistance: direct and indirect  are possible to train.

 

 

Two manned models of a large tug built in scale 1:24 pushing a tanker during harbour operations.

 

Since summer 2000 the Training Centre is equipped with high precision tracking system based on GPS technology. The GPS receivers working in RTK mode and allowing to measure the model's position within limits of 0.01m are at present installed on three models, during next years such a receivers will be fitted on other models. The new installation   improved much quality of training by extending the process of monitoring and analysis of manoeuvres realised by trainees.

The table below shows basic data of Ilawa Centre training models.

Table 1. Main particulars of models used for training:

Model's type

LCC Tanker Bulk Carrier Panamax Bulk Carrier
Ro-Ro Vessel

Passenger Car Ferry

VLCC Tanker

VLCS

ULCS

LNG Carrier

Length O.A.
Ship [m]
Model [m]

292.93
12.21

218.85
9.12

227.76
9.49

199.50
8.31

175.48
10.98

330.65
13.78

372.00
15.50

394.40
16.43

277.2

11.55

Breadth:
Ship [m]
Model [m]

48.00
2.00

30.50
1.27

32.10
1.34

31.00
1.29

28.50
1.78

57.00
2.38

43.00
1.79

53.60
2.23

43.2

1.80

Draft:
Ship [m]
Model [m]

15.33
0.64

12.09
0.50

12.50
0.52

9.50
0.40

6.55
0.42

20.60
0.86

14.50
0.60

16.00
0.67

12.00

0.50

Block coefficient

0.844

0.774

0.86

0.634

0.687

0.830

0.69

0.683

0.78

Number and type of propellers

1 FP
right handed

1 FP
right handed

1 FP
right handed

1 FP
right handed

2 CP inward

or

2 FP inward

1 FP
right handed

1 FP
right handed

1 FP
right handed

Available versions:   -1 FP
right handed,   - 2 FP outward   or   inward,    -2 azipods

Rudder area ratio

1.76

1.39

1.86

1.82

2x1.33

1.75

1.61

1.81

1.81

Displacement:
Ship [t]
Model [t]

176 968
12.49

59 972
4.23

75 550
5.46

34 831
2.46

20 270
4.89

232 660
22.84

155 200
11.23

241 120
17.02

113 500

8.21 

Other information and option

2 anchors, tug simulator, turbine or diesel

2 anchors, conventional or high lift rudders (Becker and Schilling)

2 anchors, tug simulator,  conventional or high lift rudders (Becker and Schilling)

2 anchors

2 rudders working separately or simultanously

or

  1 central       rudder, available version with superstructures typical for  a  ro-ro vessel.

 

Tug simulator, turbine or diesel, full load or ballast

2 anchors, 10200TEU

Tug simulator, available version with bridge shifted to the bow and bridge located close to the stern

2 anchors, 16000TEU Tug simulator

140000m3

Tug simulator

Scale

1:24

1:24

1:24

1:24

1:16

1:24

1:24

1:24

1:24



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