Advanced simulator will train mariners

(via Seamen and their employers are welcoming a new training facility for mariners, complete with a full-scale “bridge simulator,” that will open near Seattle’s waterfront in April. The state-of-the-art simulator will help train seamen and mates to operate large vessels, just as flight simulators help train aircraft pilots. The $1 million device, the only … Continue reading “Advanced simulator will train mariners”

Training, virtually

( FORT EUSTIS – The bow of the Army’s high-speed vessel pitched and rolled across the white-capped waves, slipping quickly through the sea. … Welcome aboard Fort Eustis’ vessel bridge simulator and welcome to the future of U.S. military training. Virtual reality systems are key to the Pentagon’s vision of a new Joint National Training … Continue reading “Training, virtually”

MPA cuts fees for some courses by 19%

( (SINGAPORE) The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has cut fees for mandatory courses and at its integrated simulation centre (ISC) by an average of 19 per cent this year. The cuts apply to 13 of the assessment courses, including pilotage exemption, port limit tanker masters, passenger ferry safety and tug master training. … Continue reading “MPA cuts fees for some courses by 19%”

New year sails

( ONE of the most advanced maritime training centres in Europe is running team building exercises for Merseyside office workers. The Lairdside Maritime Centre in Birkenhead is part of Liverpool John Moores University and has developed the only 360º ship simulator in the UK. It is used to train ships’ officers how to handle vessels … Continue reading “New year sails”

Panama Canal Authority Announces Fiscal Year 2003 Metrics

Panama Canal Authority Announces Fiscal Year 2003 Metrics ( 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

( 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

( 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 ( 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

( 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

( “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”

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