Transas Simulates Port of Dunkirk


Transas has installed the fifth simulator for high-level training for pilots who operate in the Port of Dunkirk in France.

The pilot station is now equipped with the latest generation of the Transas navigational simulator Navi-Trainer Professional 5000, which allows pilots to steer any kind of ship in combination with any propulsion and steering system available on the market.

The compact simulator version was particularly adapted to the Dunkirk station’s budget and training objectives.

The project initially started in 2008 with the development of the Dunkirk harbour and Calais ferry terminals. Small groups of pilots, trained by Transas, collected and sorted all the original data.

More than 20,000 photos of each objects, buildings and landmarks were made in the environment of the Port of Dunkirk and its surroundings.

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The Transas Model Wizard software suite was used for the area development as the pilot station invested in this latest tool version to maintain and upgrade their gaming area.

The shots of the objects were incorporated into the software to obtain an accurate digital map of the port, so that the instructor can simulate any situation and create all types of weather condition.

The official opening ceremony of the simulation complex was attended by various authorities and representatives of all major French pilot stations.

The Dunkirk pilot station said: “This new training tool developed and delivered by Transas will allow pilots to anticipate ship handling trainings in all weather conditions in our large industrial port area including lochs and new berthing places. We already modeled the implementation of the new LNG terminal even before it was built to accommodate under the best safety conditions the first LNG tanker call planned for the last quarter of 2015.”

Fact File: Transas is a provider of high-tech solutions and services for the maritime industry. Transas offers navigation systems and integrated bridge solutions, recognised training and simulation solutions, well-known VTMS and coastal surveillance systems, fleet management systems, onboard and individual decision support systems for professional crew and pilots, as well as popular applications for leisure and the marine mass market.

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