A preliminary design of a 3D maritime gamified mentoring platform to support tanker pre-vetting inspection training: 'Maritime Gamentor'

Gurbuz S. C., Çelik M.

SHIPS AND OFFSHORE STRUCTURES, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17445302.2022.2133878
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Applied Science & Technology Source, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Serious games, maritime mentoring, risk assessment, tanker vetting, safety training, SERIOUS GAMES, GAMIFICATION, EDUCATION, ATTRIBUTES, MODEL
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Pre-vetting inspection, enhanced with onsite training, is a critical process to improve safety and environmental compliance onboard tanker ships. As a part of pre-vetting services, this study develops a maritime gamified mentoring platform, namely Maritime Gamentor, to manage crew upskilling in tanker vetting requirements. In this stage, the study considers the recently updated requirements of the Ship Inspection Report (SIRE 2.0) Programme of Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) to conceptualise a holistic serious game-based training solution. Then, a step-by-step approach to the preliminary design, development and prototyping of maritime serious games is provided in detail. Particular to the SIRE 2.0 Clause# 5.1.4, the study conducts a case study on Maritime Gamentor Module-01 illustrated with a task-based risk assessment (TBRA) on enclosed space entry operation. Consequently, the Maritime Gamentor is conceptualised as a powerful training and mentorship platform for global shipping companies.