Anglo-Eastern creates new inspection gaming app for seafarers
HONG Kong-based ship manager Anglo-Eastern is launching an educational gaming app for seafarers that is designed to reduce shipboard deficiencies
HONG Kong-based ship manager Anglo-Eastern is launching an educational gaming app for seafarers that is designed to reduce shipboard deficiencies.
Unveiled during Hong Kong Maritime Week, 'Vessel Inspector' is a gaming app that encourages players to compete against their peers towards achieving zero deficiencies. The objective is to enhance situational awareness skills in a competitive gaming environment to complement learning and amplify learning outcomes.
Vessel Inspector is not only intended for seafarers, but also for vessel managers, marine managers and port state inspectors. It was developed in conjunction with MarinePALS using MarinePALS' GAMES platform, and is available via the Google Play Store. The app is amongst one of the first in the maritime sector to utilise gaming technology.
'Over two-thirds of our workforce are millennials. They love technology and games. We believe that gaming apps are thus a good way to enhance learning by offering a fun, engaging and interactive environment with an element of competition,' said Anglo-Eastern managing director of training captain Pradeep Chawla.