Transas upgrades simulator complex at the Batumi State Maritime Academy

The presidents of Georgia and Latvia open the Batumi State Maritime Academy renovated training centre powered by the Transas simulators

December, 2014. Georgia – On November 27 2014, President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili and President of Latvia Andris Berzins visited Batumi State Maritime Academy (BSMA) to open the renovated state-of-the-art simulation centre. The Full Mission Offshore simulator, which has become the extension of the existing simulation complex has been developed and installed by the Transas Marine. Now, the BSMA boasts one of the most advanced simulator complexes in the Black Sea region.

The full mission Transas offshore simulator with 270 degrees visualization is based on the Transas NTPRO 5000 software and will be used for training in dynamic positioning operations. It will enable training of crews involved in transfer and supply of mobile offshore units. Training course will be accredited by the Nautical Institute (UK).

Specially for the project, Transas has developed simulator areas for three ports of Georgia: Batumi, Poti and Kulevi. In addition, the simulator uses the next generation universal hardware solutions. Use of the touch screen technology together with the dedicated hardware, makes it possible to use virtually any controls on the bridge without compromising training realism.

The new Transas offshore simulator is an extension of the existing BSMA’s simulator complex, In future, ice navigation operations functionality will be added too.

Batumi State Maritime Academy is a government accredited state maritime academy. Specializing in higher education, the institution's main function is to educate qualified staff for employment within the commercial fleet and maritime transport infrastructure. Batumi State Maritime Academy provides an educational process that is in accordance with the Georgian legislation as well as international conventions.

By Professional Mariner Staff