The following is the text of a news release from VSTEP:
(MOBILE, Ala.) (Oct. 9, 2013) — Sea School Mobile, part of Ocean and Coastwise Educational Services Inc. family, located in Bayou La Batre, AL has just acquired a NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator and Instructor Station to enhance the training curriculum for its maritime students. The NAUTIS simulator is being installed by VSTEP and its U.S partner, Annapolis Simulation.
Sea School’s new DNV certified NAUTIS Full-Mission Bridge Simulator features a 180° external view angle, which exceeds the minimum 120° exterior view angle required for DNV Class B simulators. This Simulator allows Sea School to now offer the highest quality of competency training, including; Advanced ship handling & maneuvering, ECDIS Model Course 1.27, Radar/ARPA Model Course 1.07, VHF Radio Communications, Navigational Instruments (GPS, AIS, Echo Sounder, and Speed Log), and GMDSS Radio Communications Model Course 1.26.
Victor Tufts, VSTEP North America Sales Manager: “Together with our North American partner Annapolis Simulation, we are very happy to include the Sea School™ in the NAUTIS family. The acquisition of this Simulator and Instructor Station guarantees realistic simulator training of the highest quality for the Sea School students for years to come.”
Sea School is a national and internationally renowned training institution with a strong presents in the Gulf of Mexico region for their U.S. Coast Guard Approved and STCW-95 training. The nautical training institution with its professional, diverse training staff, USCG course designers, and knowledgeable administrative experts has a longstanding reputation for over 35 years within the Gulf Coast maritime community of offering hands-on, classroom and live-in campus training in accordance with the latest standards and regulations.
For more information about NAUTIS Maritime Simulators by VSTEP, visit www.nautissim.com.
For more information about the Sea School Mobile Alabama campus, visit www.seaschool.com.
NAUTIS is the new generation of advanced DNV certified maritime training simulators for the civilian & military maritime industry. The NAUTIS range of maritime training simulators is developed by VSTEP and offers high quality affordable solutions for training maritime and inland navigation officers and crews. With a full range of simulators, from desktop trainer to full mission bridge simulator, VSTEP delivers high quality cost-effective simulator solutions fulfilling the training requirements of nautical colleges, naval academies, maritime training centres and individual ship owners in compliance to the latest STCW requirements and IMO regulations.
VSTEP is a leading International developer of simulators and virtual training software. VSTEP creates 3D virtual training applications and simulators that allow people to build their skills in a practical and cost effective way. VSTEP has several core product lines, focusing on virtual incident training for first responders (RescueSim), maritime simulators for the civilian & military maritime industry (NAUTIS), training simulators to prepare camera operators to identify suspect human behavior before a crime or terrorist attack takes place (EyeObserve) and Crowd Control Management (Crowd Control Trainer). www.vstepsimulation.com
About Sea School
Sea School is a national and internationally renowned training institution with a strong presents in the Gulf of Mexico region for their U.S. Coast Guard Approved and STCW-95 training. The nautical training institution with its professional, diverse training staff, USCG course designers, and knowledgeable administrative experts has a longstanding reputation for over 35 years within the Gulf Coast maritime community of offering hands-on, classroom and live-in campus training in accordance with the latest standards and regulations. Simulators offer the critical and proven effective learning experience for the mariner by connecting the classroom to actual scenarios, adding human emotions to the syllabus, developing confidence and long term expertise benefiting the industry in many ways. The navigation team is trained and evaluated in a wide variety of navigation evolutions and adverse conditions to measure response and give the ability to learn without causing damage to people, equipment, and the environment.