Facilities

Bridges Alpha, Bravo, and Tango

Each bridge can simulate a ship, which may take part in its own simulation or inhabit a shared simulation with another bridge.Alpha1

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Bridge Alpha

  • 200° field of vision over a seamless curved screen, which can be rotated to show full 360° of horizon
  • Additional wall-mounted backward facing screen
  • Bluetooth NMEA (e.g. GPS portable-pilot-unit)
  • ECDIS display, Radar display, Ships status information, and environmental data
  • Realistic electronic communication across bridges and control machines
  • Binocular display window
  • Realistic overhead instrument panels
  • 5.1 surround sound
  • Can be quickly switched to tug / azi mode using advanced clip-on module

 

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  • 200° field of vision, which can be rotated to show full 360° of horizon
  • Additional wall-mounted backward facing screen
  • High performance visualization machines and ultra-bright projectors
  • Bluetooth NMEA (e.g. GPS portable-pilot-unit)
  • ECDIS display, Radar display, Ships status information, and environmental data
  • Realistic electronic communication across bridges and control machines
  • Binocular display window

 

Bridge TangoTango7

  • Dedicated tug bridge, with realistic unilever or independent lever control panels
  • 360° field of vision, comprising of three ultra-bridge projectors and 14 high-performance wall mounted screens
  • Realistic electronic communication across bridges and control machines
  • ECDIS display window

 

 

 

Bridge modules

The modules with varying instruments can be swapped between bridges where necessary, allowing us to meet unique training requirements.

Standard-ship module (x2)

  • For piloting standard ships (e.g. bulk-carriers, ferries, ROROs, etc)
  • Helm, Engine controls (single or twin screw ships)
  • Bow and/or Stern Thruster
  • Autopilot capability, horn/whistle/flood-light controls, view-adjustment joystick

Independent/Combi-lever Azimuth Thruster tug module

  • For piloting vector tugs using two independent levers
  • True-to-life handles, with complete alarm lights for left and right thrusters
  • Full winch control, with tension and pressure indicators

Uni-lever Azimuth Thruster tug module

  • For piloting vector tugs using uni-lever system
  • True-to-life handle, with complete alarm lights for left and right thrusters
  • Full winch control, with tension and pressure indicators

Independent/Combi-lever tug clip-on module

  • For piloting vector tugs using three independent levers
  • Bare-bones three-lever interface, plus winch control; clips onto standard-ship panel
  • Retains the ability to pilot standard ships without a module swap
  • Useful when a bridge frequently needs to alternate roles between a standard-ship and a tug
  • Can also be used for Rotor tug training, or for unique ships e.g. the Queen Mary II

Debriefing/presentation room

A facility to allow in-depth discussion and review of completed exercises; key to clarifying mistakes and reinforcing the correct approach.

  • Seats up to 14 students (in standard arrangement)
  • Central projector and whiteboard
  • Replay analysis software with detailed statistics
  • Debriefing visual summary reports prepared for future reference
  • Monitoring screen displaying simulations in-progress