Arison Maritime Center CSMART


  1. Bill Truelove new Managing Director CSMART

    Carnival Corporation & plc has announced that Rear Admiral William (Bill) Truelove, C.M.M., C.D. will take over as managing director, of its Center for Simulator Maritime Training (CSMART) Academy, effective January 1, 2019. Truelove succeeds the retiring Hans Hederström, who was the principal architect in establishing CSMART Academy and will continue to support Carnival Corporation as a consultant.

  2. Retirement Captain Hans Hederström, Managing Director CSMART

    It is with regret, but warm wishes that CSMART announces the retirement of our Managing Director Hans Hederström, effective January 1, 2019. Captain Hederström’s leaving marks the end of an era for CSMART. Hans started CSMART back in 2008 and under his leadership, CSMART Academy pioneered ground-breaking advances, including the role-based bridge and engineering management…

  3. Steps to creating safety (Source: SAFETY4SEA)

    While speaking at the last SAFETY4SEA Conference, Captain Hans Hederström discussed steps to create safety environment in shipping. Among the most important things, he stressed, is that the captain has the role of a leader instead of an operator, willing to delegate and coach officers. Combining voyage planning and Bridge Resource Management, as well as effective communication for timely intervention, are vital, he added.

  4. Developing pilotage plans on bridge simulators: Benefits and challenges (SAFETY4SEA)

    Captain Hans Hederström, Managing Director at Center for Simulator Maritime Training, CSMART, and Karan Bhawsinka, Port Study Manager, CSMART outline how CSMART attempts to develop pilotage plans on a bridge simulator together with bridge teams and local port pilots.

  5. Team-Based Cruise Ship Operations (SAFETY4SEA)

    Captain Hans Hederström, Managing Director at Center for Simulator Maritime Training, CSMART, and John Ritchie, Learning Management System manager, CSMART talk about the bridge organisation. They say that traditionally ships’ bridges are strong hierarchical organisations, however, this factor has contributed to a number of accidents. For this reason, Captain Hederström and Mr. Ritchie present a different type of bridge organisation.

  6. CSMART Academy Receives SAFETY4SEA Training Award

    CSMART Academy is recognized for excellence in maritime safety training by SAFETY4SEA, further validating world’s largest cruise company’s deep commitment to safety as its top priority.

  7. Sharing Mental Models

    Although this article was already published in Seaways, The Nautical Institute Magazine in June 2018, the Swedish Shipping Gazette published this important insight on the importance of sharing mental models on the bridge too.

  8. Visit American National Transport Safety Board

    The American National Transportation Safety Board visited the CSMART Academy in August to discuss various safety topics.

  9. Bahamas Government Ministries visit CSMART (Source: The Bahamas Weekly)

    Ministery of Labor and Local Government Ministries visit Carnival Cruise Lines’ Training Facility, CSMART, in The Netherlands.

  10. CSMART calls for a culture of continuous professional development

    While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Capt. Hans Hederström, Managing Director of CSMART, shares a few words about the training center which has been shortlisted for the ‘Training’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees. Taking into consideration today’s training needs, CSMART offers online distance learning tools before the actual training, bridging the gap between theory and practice. For the future of maritime training, a key challenge could be how to cultivate knowledge beyond compliance, Capt. Hederström mentions, due to increased operational complexity and emerging risks.