The Batumi State Maritime Academy (BSMA) in Georgia has upgraded its training facility with the installation of a range of new simulators.
The simulators included a full mission engine room simulator (ERS 5000) that simulates a MAN B&W 6S50MC-C Diesel Engine Product Tanker Ship Model.
The system is integrated with the existing NTPRO 5000 navigational simulator and provides for joint training of engine room and bridge teams, replicating the operation of product tanker machinery, bridge and power systems.
Within the second part of the project, the Academy was equipped with an ECDIS simulator class, which will allow BSMA students to receive mandatory generic ECDIS training.
This project is a continuation of an ongoing relationship between Transas and Batumi State Maritime Academy, dating back to 2006 when Transas supplied an integrated simulator complex to the Academy.
In Athens meanwhile, Costamare Maritime Training Services has been supplied with a Navigational Simulator Complex including the latest version of the NTPRO 5000 Full Mission Bridge Simulator with 240 degrees visualisation, an ECDIS class and a Debriefing Area.
The full mission bridge will be used for training and certification of watch officers and chief officers in ship handling, while the ECDIS class will enable Costamare Maritime Training Services to carry out conventional ECDIS training and issue certificates of competency.
The installed systems meet the requirements mandatory for STCW 2010 compliant ECDIS training, such as an ECDIS backup station; use of official S57 charts; fictitious area; and instruments for route planning, work with licences and chart updates.