Museum wows visitors for official opening

( 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

( $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

( 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

( 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”

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