Bulgarian Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy has selected VSTEP to install a Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator with Instructor Station, and a NAUTIS DNV Class A Full Mission Bridge Simulator (FMBS) with 240° FOV at the new simulation centre.
The Naval academy has also selected NAUTIS DP Class FMBS with 180° FOV including instructor stations, VSTEP announced today.
In addition to the DP and Full Mission Bridge Simulators, two NAUTIS DNV Class C Desktop Simulators and two NAUTIS Class C DP Simulators were purchased for training of its Naval and Merchant Marine students.
Apart from the simulators, VSTEP also developed an innovative tool called Live Data Module (LDM) to visualise the movements of real ships taken from an AIS system or any other objects such as oil spill, Man Over Board (MOB) or real weather sensor delivered conditions inside the simulator.
With this tool, operators can take place on the bridge of each real ship virtually, and thanks to the realistic 3D modelling of the port and the coast, have a view in the simulator which closely matches the view on the real ship, converting the simulator into a powerful operation centre. An extra advantage is that if there is dense fog in reality, it can be cleared in the simulator.
This virtual bridge view in the simulator can assist the Vessel Traffic Monitoring operators to better assist ships that approach the port, or ships that may be on a collision course with other ships.