City of Glasgow College installs Transas advanced ship simulator


(GLASGOW, Scotland) — Transas has completed the installation of Scotland's most advanced integrated ship simulator suite in the City of Glasgow College, the country's largest college. The simulation solution from Transas forms a core part of the new Riverside campus, phase one of the City of Glasgow College's super campus development. 

The installed simulator suite includes a full-mission engine room simulator and four simulator labs for studying electronic navigation systems, GMDSS, liquid cargo handling and DP operations. There are also five ship-handling simulators comprising four bridges with 135-degree visualization and a 360-degree, full-mission ship-handling simulator for advanced training and certification. Transas worked with the college and its building architects to ensure that the new facilities meet all of the college's requirements for the next 15 to 20 years.

"Scotland has a strong maritime history and now 10,000 students a year will benefit from this investment at our Riverside campus and continue and build on that proud tradition," said Iain Marley, City of Glasgow College project director. "The simulation suite allows our students to have a highly realistic experience of operations including navigation, engine room and cargo-handling activities within a wide range of ship types. This leading-edge technology and hands-on experience of nautical chart rooms will provide advanced and innovative training which will enhance the skills and future employment prospects for cadets and also more experienced officers and crew."

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By Professional Mariner Staff