Panama Canal Authority Announces Fiscal Year 2003 Metrics

Panama Canal Authority Announces Fiscal Year 2003 Metrics (biz.yahoo.com) Significant capital improvement efforts in FY2003 have contributed to the Canal’s ability to handle increased traffic. Projects have included: the deepening of the Gatun Lake channel; the acquisition of new locomotives and rehabilitation of the locomotive tracks; the addition of new tugboats; improved aids to navigations; … Continue reading “Panama Canal Authority Announces Fiscal Year 2003 Metrics”

Owens creating new fire, police training center

(www.portclintonnewsherald.com) It will also feature a Maritime Training Site and a 27,000-square-foot Simulation Center for Regional Anti-Terrorism Emergency Management. The interior of the center will consist of a containment chamber, classrooms, science-type laboratories, a decontamination room and shower/locker facilities. Link: Owens Community College

Singapore, US navies link up naval simulators for virtual drills

(www.channelnewsasia.com) SINGAPORE : US and Singapore warships have hooked up their respective naval simulators, so they can conduct joint exercises virtually instead of travelling half way around the world for the drills. This is one of the displays at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition, which focuses largely on the importance of security at sea and … Continue reading “Singapore, US navies link up naval simulators for virtual drills”

Navy to use more simulation training

Navy to use more simulation training (www.fcw.com) HONOLULU – The Navy will invest in simulation software and applications in the future to help reduce the cost, time and strain of training its sailors, service officials said here this week. … The Battle Force Tactical Training system is being used during in-port exercises to improve the … Continue reading “Navy to use more simulation training”

Asia’s Largest Maritime Fair to Open in Pusan

(times.hankooki.com) Marine Week 2003, the largest maritime business exhibition in Asia, gets underway tomorrow at the BEXCO in Pusan from Oct. 21-24. … The exhibition is co-hosted by the Pusan city government, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and the Korea International Trade Association. The exhibition brings together 836 companies from 36 countries, including … Continue reading “Asia’s Largest Maritime Fair to Open in Pusan”

TAMUG to start work on engineering building

(www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?wcd=14312) “We cannot grow to 2,000 and beyond without the additional building,” McGonagle said. “It provides additional lab space for large engine testing – there will be enough space to hold pieces from a major diesel engine off of a ship – and a ship’s bridge simulator. Part of the curriculum involves the maintenance and … Continue reading “TAMUG to start work on engineering building”

Museum wows visitors for official opening

(www.zwire.com) The favorite exhibit so far seems to be a simulator allowing visitors to try their hand at guiding a towboat down the river using three computer-animated windows, two throttles and a lever. “I crashed,” Costello had to admit. Williams claimed success at navigating the towboat past another barge and under a bridge near downtown … Continue reading “Museum wows visitors for official opening”

Push begins for education bond

(www.pressherald.com/news/state/031014education.shtml) $1 million for the Maine Maritime Academy to help buy a new bridge simulator used to train students and also upgrade technology that allows instructors to use high-speed Internet lines and digital video equipment to teach classes in every high school in the state and most colleges, said Len Tyler, president of Maine Maritime … Continue reading “Push begins for education bond”

CSC lands $27 million Navy training order

(www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news/21828-1.html) Computer Sciences Corp. will develop ship-handling simulators and provide enhanced instructional support under a task order from the Navy Program Executive Officer for Integrated Warfare Systems. The task order is for one year with four one-year options, and will be worth $27 million if the options are exercised. Under the award, CSC will provide … Continue reading “CSC lands $27 million Navy training order”

Maritime institute receives simulators

(www.jamaicaobserver.com) THE Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) officially received three training simulators, Monday, which will allow it to offer additional courses to its students. “The simulators will allow the institute to carry courses not offered before, such as bridge team management, piloting training, global maritime distress and safety system training, as well as automatic radar plotting … Continue reading “Maritime institute receives simulators”