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VASCO Supported Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the maximum number of Seafarers per scenario?
    4 is the maximum - 1 x Navigator, 1 x Co-Navigator, 1 x Helm and 1 x Lookout/Observer.
  • Can I book 1 x Scenario initially?
    Yes, but the cost benefit is less.
  • The situations that you have told us you need to address?
    We are unable to attend/afford fixed simulators as a Bridge team We are emerging from a lengthy period of build/lay-up/maintenance We have experienced a high turnover of staff into new roles We have been operating in low traffic regions, generating skill fade across the team We would benefit from ongoing skill development in support of continuous improvement We are time poor and prefer an outsourced model to a credible supplier Training delivery is staid and digitally savvy leaders are looking to embrace technological advances that are appropriate to the needs of their business requirements
  • Can Kilo provide the headsets?
    Yes, but if you book 12 Scenarios, we will send you 3 headsets gratis.
  • Do I or my Team need to travel to attend?
    No. When the Seafarer has the Headset and an Internet connection, training takes place irrespective of geographical location.
  • What is the principle focus of the Training?
    BRM procedures and Collision Regulations, aligned to your Vessel’s safety management system.
  • Can I use my own MQ2 or MQ3 headset?
    Yes, but it will need to be in developer mode to allow you to locally add the VASCO file.
  • What is the minimum number of Seafarers per scenario?
    2 is the minimum. 1 x Navigator and 1 x Co-Navigator/Helm.
  • Do I need to be experienced with Meta Quest headset usage?
    No. The investment made by Meta ensures intuitive use for all levels of digital competence.
  • Are the Sessions that I book just for my vessel?
    Yes. We can also arrange for any new crew that are to be joining the vessel for the first time to also take part in the exercises with the established crew.
  • How much does 1 x Scenario Cost?
    Each scenario costs £650.00 + VAT. Book 12 and pay for 10.
  • Can I book the same Scenario on more than one occasion?
    Yes. It is not a linear programme and is important that you select the most appropriate scenarios for your local needs.
  • How much is a Meta Quest 3 headset, loaded with the software?
    £590.00 + VAT.
  • What is VASCO Supported aiming to achieve?
    It is in response to the sector need to develop and maintain essential navigational skills that ensure competent, confident, and safe operations of Vessels. Enhance navigational skills Build communications between Crew/Team. Increase awareness and skillset in Junior Crew members in a safe training environment Regular assessment and evaluation of Bridge Team Competencies and Behaviours
  • How many Seafarers in each scenario?
    3 is the optimum number. 1 x Navigator, 1 x Co-Navigator and 1 x Helm.
  • What if we need to reschedule?
    We permit 1 x booking amend per scenario, with 7+ days’ notice. Inside 7 days, costs have been incurred and cancellation charge applies.
  • What are the 12 x Scenarios?
    See Annex One
  • Can junior members of my Team participate?
    Yes. VASCO is a unique environment that permits us to develop skills appropriate to the competency needed within the Bridge Team.
  • How will I get my Kilo provided headsets?
    We courier headsets around the world via DHL.
  • How does the Master Mariner deliver the Training?
    They conduct it remotely and join Your team in the VR to coach, Mentor and Evaluate, as they would in any fixed simulator.
  • How do you align the training with our Safety Management Standards?
    Prior to training we ask for copies of the relevant sections of your SMS pertaining to Bridge procedures and send you our assessment criteria and a few questions in advance of a brief call to discuss all areas and ensure we train as you operate.
  • What VR Headsets are used?
    Meta Quest 2 or 3.
  • Pre-configured Headsets
    Pre-configured Meta Quest 3 headsets are available at £590.00 + VAT
  • How much is the Gold Cost Model?
    GOLD – Book 12 x Scenarios – Pay for 10 and receive 3 x pre-loaded Meta Quest 3 headsets too You only pay £6,500.00 + VAT
  • How much is the Silver Cost Model?
    SILVER – Book any 8 x Scenarios – Pay for 6 and receive 1 x pre-loaded Meta Quest 3 headset too You only pay £3,900.00 + VAT
  • How much is the Bronze Cost Model?
    BRONZE – Book any 4 x Scenarios – Pay for 3 You pay £1,950.00 + VAT
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Vasco Scenarios Expained

All of the VASCO designed scenarios will include assessment of BRM principles together with knowledge and application of colregs Part A - General and Section I - conduct of vessels in any condition of visibility...


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