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Transas simulators for Korea Coast Guard

Transas Marine has completed a simulator complex for the Korea Coast Guard Academy (KCGA), having developed models for bridge and engine room simulators matching the layout of PV3000 and three other Korea Coast Guard (KCG) vessels.

The project was carried out in collaboration with local agent Mecys.

The installed simulators include the full mission engine room simulator ERS 5000 which is a replica of the PV3000 KCG vessel, four full mission bridge simulators based on the Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 (NTPRO 5000) software imitating KCG boats, and a gun fire full mission simulator integrated with 3000t vessel’s full mission bridge.

Ten real KCG surveillance radars are stimulated by the Transas NTPRO 5000 software. A full mission VTS simulator with 6 operator workplaces and an oil spill combat lab with 10 operator workplaces can operate in the common environment with the full mission bridge simulator NTPRO 5000. This functionality provides training in oil spill response.

A navigational lab with 30 part mission NTPRO bridges with one visual channel each, conning, radar and ECDIS stations will enable practicing of various scenarios for KCGA cadets. ERS lab with 30 workplaces will be used for the training of engineers.

Transas says that one of the project challenges was integration of software control on the real MTU hardware system RCS-5 with the NTPRO 5000 and ERS 5000 software in order to provide bridge, engine and joint modes of operation to enable crew resource management exercises.

The brand-new Korea Coast Guard Academy near the city of Yeosu will open its doors to the first groups of cadets early next year.

Headquartered in Songdodong, Incheon, the KCG operates 4 classes of heavy vessels (over 1,000 tonnes), 3 classes of medium vessels (over 250 tonnes), and 3 classes of light vessels (speedboats over 30 tonnes). The KCG also uses several types of 'special purpose watercraft', such as firefighting vessels, barges, high-speed scout boats, light patrols, and amphibious hovercraft.

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