Simulator Training & Consultancy

Efficient and safe training

In homeport IJmuiden Iskes operates an ultra-modern tug & offshore training facility with realistic modern ASD tug simulators. The use of a fully equipped high-end tugs simulator combined with identical DAMEN ASD 2810/3212 bridge and navigation equipment creates a very strong learning environment.

All in all this training provides captains and mates an excellent opportunity to learn the basic skills to control and manoeuvre an ASD tug or tractor tug in a safe and efficient way.

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Using practical experience and know-how

Iskes is also providing independent consultancy services on every aspect of Port Towage operations. As such Iskes has advised for instance the Port Authority of Aruba on its Port Towage operations, both on commercial and operational aspects. The Aruba tug masters were subsequently trained at the Iskes Tug simulator in IJmuiden and on real tugs of Iskes.

Iskes provides customers with true added value, both strategically and operationally.

Amsterdam Port Consultants

Iskes is also a member of Amsterdam Port Consultants (APC). This consultancy company, which includes the Port Authority of Amsterdam, can provide consultancy on every aspect of port operations and management. Therefor when the consultancy scope is wider then only tug operations, APC can be of service.

APC is currently contracted by the Port Authority of Fujairah (PoF) in the UAE to carry out a consultancy assignment to assist the PoF on all aspects of port operations. Under this assignment Iskes is providing consultancy services on Port Towage operations. Iskes has advised the PoF on the needed number of tugs, crew rota-schedules, tug / pilot operations and QHSE. For this assignment Iskes stationed a consultant for a period of six months in Fujairah and the PoF tug masters were trained at the tug simulator of Iskes in IJmuiden.

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