Marine Simulator System
The Marine Simulator Systems Compromises
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 60 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.
Dynamic Positioning (DP) is added to the system for the first time. It automatically controls a vessel''s position and heading exclusively by means of active thrust. This is a view for future because more and more ships are equipped with DP system for saving time and money and also for special tasks that was impossible to be done before installing the DP system.
TUG Boat Simulator:
The original system (L3) provides a better insight into capabilities and limitations of powerful and maneuverable tugs. It's improving the practical knowledge of handling modern steering devices, various types of propulsions and towing operations best practice. The system provides training on: Conventional Tug, Azimuth Stern Drive Tug (ASD), Voith Schneider (VS) Tractor Tug, Pusher Tug and River Towing Tug.
Tug "A" Simulator
The new (TRANSAS/VARTSILA/SPERRY/JRC) – 360 degree 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 as Coast Guard patrolling, search and Rescue and Recreational Fast Boats.
Tug "B" Simulator:
Is 240 degrees Integrated Bridge System comply with IMO resolution MSC.64(67), Annex1 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.
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 has 3 Mini-Bridges and contains all navigational equipment to operate all SOLAS type ships irrespective at size and tonnage in addition to special purpose vessels like offshore vessels, ASD Tugs, and high speed crafts. The systems are designed to meet the purpose of STCW mandatory training RADAR, ECDIS and all aspects of ship handling competences on all types of ships.
The bridges have a rotatable 120 degrees and a sound system which increases the liability of the system in general, leading 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 30 geographical areas are already available for training like Alexandria, Port Said and Damietta, Singapore, New York, Aden and Qaboose Ports.
- Marine simulators fleets provide more than 60 Ship Dynamic Models varies between General Cargo, Container, Tanker up to 300,000 VLCC, Passenger, and Ro-Ro ships….etc. with different loaded conditions that can be applied to all simulation exercises (simulation scenarios).