Transas has installed an advanced ship simulator suite in the City of Glasgow College, in Scotland. These facilities form the core part of the new Riverside Campus, which is part of the college’s expansion plans. The installed suite includes a full mission engineroom simulator and four simulator labs for studying electronic navigation systems. It also includes a liquid cargo handling and vessel dynamic positioning simulator, and a facility for teaching seafarers to use Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) equipment.
Transas also supplied a 360-degrees full mission bridge simulator and four other ship handling trainers that have 135 degrees of visualisation. “The simulation suite allows our students to have a highly realistic experience of operations including navigation, engineroom and cargo handling activities within a wide range of ship types,” said City of Glasgow College project director Iain Marley. “This leading edge technology and hands-on experience of nautical chart rooms will provide advanced and innovative training, which will enhance the skills and future employment prospects for cadets and also more experienced officers and crew.”