Australian Maritime College and KONGSBERG eye potential for VR training with renewed support program
Kongsberg Digital AS has cemented its long-standing position as the primary supplier of simulation software and hardware to the Australian Maritime College (AMC), with the recent confirmation of a new Long-Term System Support Program (LTSSP), the company said in its release.
Kongsberg Digital Area Sales Manager Paul Gilkison and AMC principal Michael van Balen signed the agreement – the third successive five-year contract between the two parties – on Thursday, August 8 at the AMC’s Newnham campus in Launceston.
Kongsberg Digital simulators are the platform of choice at the AMC’s world-class Centre for Maritime Simulations; and as Mr van Balen explains, the continuing relationship with KONGSBERG provides stability in AMC’s training methodology.
AMC’s Maritime Simulation Centre features a full mission ship’s bridge simulator, two 360° tug simulators, a full mission engine room, an advanced dynamic positioning bridge simulator, six basic dynamic positioning simulators, six ship operations cubicles and an 18-seat electronic chart display laboratory.
The simulation facilities bridge the gap between practice and theory and are used for research into port development, ship manoeuvring, improving ship and port safety, training seafarers and teaching undergraduates.