Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) has selected the Buffalo Computer Graphics and Transas Marine USA team for the contract to replace their existing ship simulator. The new simulator complex will consist of a Transas Navi-Trainer Professional 3000 full mission ship simulator system with integrated GMDSS communications simulation capabilities, as well as full integration with the existing BCG PCS100 five-station ARPA/Radar simulator.
Using Transas Marine’s unique combination of simulation software, dedicated hardware (real ship controls) and commercial-off-the-shelf components, the simulator will be an ideal tool in the training and certification of United States Maritime Service Cadets. In addition, the Texas A&M Center for Maritime Training and Safety/Texas Engineering Extensive Service will also use the simulator in their continuing Education programs.
The ship simulator, due for ‘christening’ in January 2001, will meet USCG and IMO STCW training standards. It will also be designed to meet the latest Det Norske Veritas ‘Standards for Certification of Maritime Simulator Systems’ to Class A.