Following the successful installation of a VSTEP desktop trainer classroom last year, the Avante Escuela de la Marina Mercante in Colombia has purchased on January 21, 2015 a Class A Full Mission Bridge Simulator to further expand its simulator training capacity.
The follow-up order for an additional VSTEP NAUTIS Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator was placed following the delivery of a desktop trainer classroom at the Avante Maritime School and the overwhelmingly positive feedback by students and instructors about the ease of use and high quality training possibilities of these desktop trainers.
The Full Mission Bridge simulator has a 240° horizontal field of view and is compliant with the Class A DNV Standards for Certification No. 2.14 for Maritime Simulator Systems and IMO model courses 1.22 and 1.32.
With offices in Bogota and Santa Marta, the Avante Maritime School is a valued maritime training center in the region, training shipping and port companies all through the Caribbean and Pacific Coast. The school is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and has 45 academic programs approved by the General Maritime Authority DIMAR and in full compliance with the latest IMO guidelines.
The NAUTIS Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator will be installed by VSTEP at the Avante Headquarters in Bogota. The Avante instructors will receive in-depth train-the-trainer courses from the VSTEP engineers to familiarize themselves with operation of the simulator.