Sharjah Maritime Academy installs simulator package

The Sharjah Maritime Academy in Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates, has completed the installation of a new range of simulators delivered by technology group Wärtsilä.

The recently inaugurated simulation facility has implemented navigation, engineering, communications and Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) simulators, including full mission, part task and classroom trainers for all levels of training and research, as well as modelling and content creation tools.

The scope of the contract with Wärtsilä includes two full mission navigational bridge simulators with 360-degree visualisation, offshore specific bridge systems, and the first installation of Wärtsilä’s new simulation bridge equipment configuration.

The facility also features the world’s first commercial maritime mixed reality chromakey vessel handling application in the form of two integrated offshore vessel and tug simulators with a motion platform.

“Our aim is to create both a scientific and practical environment for students and to provide the capabilities that qualify them to reach the highest standards of quality in the field of maritime transport,” said Dr Hashim Abdullah bin Sharhan Al Zaabi, Chancellor of the Academy.

“For this we need the latest simulator technology to enable us to conduct training to the highest international standard and offer a platform for collaboration with other leading maritime organisations, which is why we have partnered with Wärtsilä to deliver this for us.”

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