Navy Notes Poor Seamanship and Navigation Skills in Merchant Marine Community

Having just finished my UK deck cadetship I definitely feel there should be a higher focus on simulation during the training. We did our 5 days NAEST (similar to what you are discussing in this thread, simulatir course designed to train mariners in use of navaids such as radar in conjunction with BRM, collision avoidance etc) but fel we should have jad more,and that the course should have put us in harder situations to get the most out of the sim time.