Marine Simulator System
The Marine Simulator Systems Comprises
Full Mission Ship Handling Simulator:
It provided full mission real-time computer-based simulation facility capable of supporting advanced training in navigation, seamanship, maneuvering and the operation of vessels under normal and potentially hazardous conditions.
The system provided training in more than 80 different types of ships and is capable of building any new type needed for special training. It offers advanced Ship Dynamic Models (SDM) that include:-
- Six degree of freedom hydrodynamics.
- Real-time, accurate response to ship controls (engine, rudder, and thrusters).
- Special environmental effects on own-ship motion such as wind, current and sea state.
- Accurate interaction with piers, mooring lines, anchors and tugs.
The system provides realistic images with 360-degree field of view, full mission bridge equipment, navigation suite and provides ship movement in three axes with utilizing six degrees of freedom hydrodynamic and visual motion.
Integrated Bridge System (IBS):
Integrated Bridge System (IBS) is comply with IMO resolution MSC.64(67), annex 1, of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and other relevant IMO performance standards, in order to meet the functional requirements contained in applicable IMO instruments, not precluding multiple usage of equipment and modules or the need for duplication.
TUG Boat Simulator:
The system provides a better insight into capabilities and limitations of powerful and high maneuverable Tugs. It’s improve the practical knowledge of handling modern steering devices , various types of propulsions and towing operations best practice .The system provides training on : Voith Schneider (VS) Tractor Tug , Conventional Tug , Azimuth S tern D rive Tug (ASD), Pusher Tug and River T owing Tug.
Small Fast Ship Simulator
The system develops skills to handle and utilizing the best practice in different types of boats at various circumstances and different harbor operations. It’s also provides small fast ships up to 60 knots speed for training authorities such Coast Guard Patrolling, Search and Rescue and Recreational Fast Boats.
Vessel Traffic Service Simulator (VTS):
Provides training for operators and supervisors working in vessel traffic service stations and support pillar for the training and it quickly become evident that one of the most important aspects of any new program is the careful scheduling of knowledge elements in conjunction with simulation exercises specifically designed to apply these elements. Traffic model with which realistic sailing behavior and typical maneuvering character is tics of vessel can be created, with the final objective of facilitating the simulation of realistic traffic situations.
ECDIS labs Simulators
The Marine Simulators Systems installed the newest ECDIS LAB simulator (Kelvin Hughes Manta Digital ECDIS System) in the world for marine electronic chart systems with cooperation with Kelvin Hughe limited, consisting of 10 stations to Provides training for masters ,officers and basic studies students accordance with the requirements STCW 95 and its amendments which planned to enter into force in 2012, this is includes:
- A worldwide library of Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs) and ARCS worldwide.
- Chart update system to update/correct paper & Electronic Navigation Charts and ARCS (ChartCo Service).
- An ECDIS station installed in the Fast Boat Simulator to comply and upgrade the system integration data and is connected to the 10 ECDIS stations in the ECDIS lab. To apply real time simulation for training purposes.
Mini Bridge Simulators:
The ISC hosts 6 Mini-Bridges, manufactured by TRANSAS, installed in 2015.
The Bridges contains all navigational equipment to operate all SOLAS type ships irrespective at size and tonnage.
In addition to special purpose vessels, like DP, Offshore supply vessels, ASD tugs and high speed crafts.
The Bridges have a view of rotatable 120˚ and a sound system which increases the liability of the system in general, loading to a better and higher quality simulator education.
Feedback Classroom (Evaluation Room)
It is a training facility meeting room. It provides visual representations of ship operation and control parameters for review, analyze, discussion and report about trainees performance.
Instructor Station Room
The Instructor Station provides the facility to directly control and monitor the simulation exercise, as well as monitor the ship’s bridge and trainees’ performance it consists of:
- Instructor Console,
- Close Circuit TV Color Monitor,
- Radar Repeater.
- Intercom Set,
- Multi channel VHF Radio Telephone,
- Color Plotting Chart System.
Marine Simulators Facilities
- There is a possibility of attaching more than one simulator up to the whole marine simulators in one exercise to practice an integrated training.
- During simulation exercises all environmental factors can be controlled such visibility (clear &restricted), sea state, wind direction and current condition (speed and direction) and sailing time (daylight, night time) to achieve training in response to heavy weather.
- The Marine Simulators systems with data Input stations will allow instructors to develop databases and build any port, quay and geographical area of any country in the world required for training. Beside these more than 18 geographical areas are already available for training like Alexandria port, Damietta port, Dekheila port, El Sukhnah port, and Port Said East Port, Singapore port, United Arab of Emirates ports (Khaled port, Khrfakhan port, El Hamerya port, and El Fujairah port).
- Marine simulators fleets provide more than 80 Ship Dynamic Models varies between bunker barge 5 KDWT up to VLCC 300 KDWT with different loaded conditions that can be applied to all simulation exercises (simulation scenarios).
Research and Consultancy:
Marine simulators plays a significant role in giving consultation for companies when examining new berths and ports. Marine simulator can provide specialist research and consultancy service to maritime industry, particularly navigation study for validation the design of new berths or ports form navigational points of view by:
A) Examining proposals for new berths or ports.
B) Testing against specific combinations of meteorological Conditions (Wind- current -sea state).
C) Achieve pilot and tug master familiarities prior to the completion of the infrastructure
D) The operational needs and contingency plans for new ship type and Size can be investigated on the simulation.
Any consultation research is submitted at the end of the project with a detailed documents showing all maneuvers executed among the study which might reach the number 100 maneuvers. Final document include conclusions and recommendation cover the following issues:
- Arrival and departure maneuvers in different environment situation:
- Variable wind conditions (speed and direction)
- Variable current conditions (speed and direction)
- Visibility condition and time.
- Emergency situations maneuvers (Engine failure etc…)
- Strains on ship mooring lines.
- Different bank, channel interaction effects.
- Different recommendation cover issues like suitable tugs power, optimum mooring methods, and optimum vessel speed inside the port.
The Marine Simulators performed the following researches:-
- Bulk Quay at Alexandria Port - Egypt
- Establishing Port Said East Port– Egypt
- Establishing El Sukhnah Port Study – Egypt
- Petroleum Quay at El Dekheila Harbor - Egypt
- Al Fugayrah SBM Terminal – UAE
- Damiatta LPG – Terminal – Egypt
- Damietta LNG – Terminal – Egypt
- Damietta E-Methanex – Terminal – Egypt
- Damietta EAgrium – Terminal -Egypt
- Dekheila Mineral Quay -Egypt
- River Nile Research -Egypt