SAMK's maritime simulator centre is updated to meet the requirements of, for example, dynamic positioning, operations at offshore and navigation in icy conditions.
The International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) had an annual meeting in October. SAMK was elected for its International Executive Board for years 2018–2019.
SAMK maritime dynamic positioning training has been accredited again. This allows us to train personnel to maintain given position or to control vessel moves using DP- system on offshore worksites where water depths are unreachable for anchors.
For the first time, an avenue to continue studies in the same field opens up for students who have completed Bachelor's in Maritime Engineering. Conducted in English, SAMK's Degree Programme in Maritime Management starts in 2017.
Small ports feature several safety risks. These risks can be reduced to a minimum with small changes in protocol.
An international award on safety in seafaring in 2016 has been granted for the project group working in the Seahorse project. SAMK is the only award winner in Northern Europe.
Elizabeth Mabakeng did her mechanical engineering internship in Rauma. The third year engineering student of Namibia University of Technology is interested in the possibility to work in various fields. Her dream is to work as chief engineer on board.
SAMK has trained Namibian seafarers since 2012. Now, we will continue with the most important sectors for the county’s development: logistics, technology, welfare and business.
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences was the initiator on establishment of a maritime technology cooperation center (MTCC) to Africa. The center is planned to be located in Walvis Bay, Namibia. The main effort will be on reduction of greenhouse gases and increased energy efficiency in shipping industry.
York-Antwerp rules on General Average were revised during 2012–2016. Senior Lecturer Peter Sandell from Satakunta University of Applied Sciences was the first Finn to participate in the revision of these rules.