Carnival Corporation, the largest cruise operator in the world, in collaboration with Transas, officially opened the doors of its new training facility on June 14, 2016.
Within the centre there is both a classroom environment and navigational and engine room simulations for training that facilitates an entire crew.
With similar technology to the ESA space centre, a CCTV system records and syncs everything that is occurring on both the bridge and in the engine rooms, allowing a full 3D training experience.
Alongside Dell, the project claims to have reduced machinery by 77% and with this cut energy consumption by 30%.
It has also created a system with no downtime of the simulators which was a key requirement due to the capacity of trainees.
Frank Coles , CEO of Transas, said: “By applying technological advancements never before utilised within the maritime industry, Transas have created a multi-simulator integrated training that delivers an immersive real world situational environment in which multiple crew members can operate and interact simultaneously, as if on a real vessel. This is the standard by which all training should be measured.“
CSMART state that some of their courses are being accredited by official bodies including the UK MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency).
PTI-TBA recently announced the launch of its own online training portal, which has been designed to empower terminal staff through the completion of multiple online training modules.
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