The Royal Society of Tasmania, Northern Chapter, 2015
Excursion – Tuesday, 18th August 2015
Tour of the Maritime Simulator Australian Maritime College,
UTAS Campus, Newnham, Launceston
Meet at the Main Entrance, AMC, 10.45am
Note: tour will last approximately half an hour.
Limited places – Please RSVP by Friday 14th August 2015:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 6362 3102
This state-of-the art suite of facilities offers real-time maritime simulation technology that includes a full-mission ship’s bridge, a tug simulator and six ship operations bridges. It is used for research and investigation into port development, ship manoeuvring, and improving ship and port safety and efficiency.
It is also bridges the gap between practical and theory as an effective aid for training and competency assessment of ship masters and deck officers. They learn about ship-handling, passage planning and the use of radar, electronic charts, automatic identification systems and automatic radar plotting aids. If necessary all eight bridges can be made interactive.
The simulator database includes most Australian and New Zealand ports, as well as areas of Europe, Malaysia, and Indonesia. AMC also provides regular pilot simulation training to maritime organisations such as TasPorts, Newcastle Ports Corporation, Rio Tinto, Port Kembla, Southport (NZ), TT Line, Woodside Energy and Port Nelson.