The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is expanding its maritime simulator facility at HMAS Watson, Sydney, with the addition of new Kongsberg ship-handling and navigation simulators and the integration of a new visual display system for its existing bridge simulator.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) has added another emulation product to its family of Radar Emulators, to cover the Furuno FAR21X7 radar.
UK Shipping Minister John Hayes was among the guests at the official opening of a new Maritime Bridge and Engine Simulator training facility in Liverpool, as part of a maritime graduate talent programme that has been developed in partnership with UK industry body Mersey Maritime.
A new partnership has been agreed between Nord University, Bodin and Lofoten Maritime Vocational Schools and the Nordland county administration in Norway, forming the new ‘Maritime Campus North’ with the aim of strengthening education, training and research in Arctic maritime safety and security.
ABB is to work with Sovcomflot and the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University (MSU) in Russia on the implementation of new simulation systems at the University, following the signing of a research, technological and educational partnership agreement.
Kongsberg Digital, the new Kongsberg software and maritime simulation technology division, has signed contracts with Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy and Linnaeus University that include the development of a new LNG (Dual Fuel) Cruise Ferry simulator model for the K-Sim Engine simulator platform.
BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics, part of BMT Group, has updated its marine navigation and manoeuvring simulator REMBRANDT, with version 6 adding separate controls for setting wind, wave and swell wave parameters.
Modal Training, a multimodal logistics training centre in the UK set to open later this year, reports that it has invested £2 million in a simulation setup from Kongsberg Maritime to offer courses for the maritime sector.
Carnival Corporation has opened its new Center for Simulator and Maritime Training (CSMART) in Almere, the Netherlands, a result of almost two years of intensive R&D investment.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) reports that it has delivered its Virtual Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (VGMDSS) simulator to Patt Manfield & Co. Shipping Company in Hong Kong.
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