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Gaming app launched to cut shipboard deficiencies

Hong Kong shipmanagement giant Anglo-Eastern has debuted an educational gaming app aimed at reducing shipboard deficiencies.

Launched 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 intended for seafarers, as well as 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 in order to create a fun and captivating learning experience.

“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 Captain Pradeep Chawla, managing director of QHSE and training at Anglo-Eastern. Captain Bjorn Hojgaard, CEO of Anglo-Eastern, said the latest app launch was part of the company’s digital transformation in all areas of operations.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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