The world’s most advanced Navigational Bridge Simulators

Major investment has resulted in the most advanced navigational bridge simulators available in the market today. Our six simulated navigational bridges in the Marine Simulation Centre have the capability to be used together or individually. Our simulators can be configured to meet every aspect of bridge simulator training and research requirements, offering virtually limitless training possibilities:

  • Two full mission bridge simulators both with 360° field of view.
  • A four bridge navigation simulation suite and a 120° visual field of view using 60” plasma screens.
  • Eight Kongsberg secondary bridges for NAEST and ECDIS courses.
  • All bridges use latest Kongsberg Polaris simulator software and Seaview R5 visual software providing photo-textured day/night visual scenes.
  • Two full-mission bridges, when used as tugs, are fitted with Azimuth thruster handles, hydraulic winch controls, Azimuth conning displays and a Voith control console.
  • The student’s own ship can include bridge instrumentation, controls, RADAR/ARPA, ECDIS and a visual system.

Special task simulators are also available, including riverboat, anchor handling and dynamic positioning, with other special simulation functions such as ice navigation, anti-terror and SAR-training.

The simulator may be configured with one or more instructor stations to design exercises, select geographic areas, own ships, targets and environmental conditions, and control and monitor the exercises; networked with one or more full mission ship’s bridges, part-task bridges, as well as multiple desktop student stations.

Building high level competence

Compared to conventional training, simulators offer a more structured method of building high levels of competence. During simulation training, we can isolate and freeze each sub-system to understand and acquire knowledge and perform critical operations by training in situations that demand complex decision making.

Through use of advanced assessment and student profiling systems, simulator training can help isolate areas requiring improvement, and allow the instructor to target corrective training. In this way, the training will focus on bringing out the best in each student.