A DNV Class A certified Full Mission Bridge Simulator was delivered and installed by VSTEP at the Ho Chi Minh City Maritime Vocational College in Vietnam.
The simulator delivered is a NAUTIS Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator with a 270° field of view through projection. A NAUTIS Instructor Station was also installed. The Maritime Vocational College is a well-known higher education institution in Ho Chi Minh City. The simulator will be used for training and education of maritime students at the vocational college and will be implemented in the existing courses curriculum.
To allow students maximum familiarisation with the Vietnamese waters, three additional environments were added to the extensive environments library. The new environments include the approach of Ho Chi Minh City and its harbour, as well as the approach and harbours of Hai Phong and Da Nang. All environments were recreated in detail for use in the simulator.
Robin Lim, Business Development Manager, VSTEP Asia Pacific: "With the integration of the Vietnamese environments, the NAUTIS DNV Class A simulator will provide the Ho Chi Minch Maritime students with a realistic educational tool to prepare themselves for a successful seafarers career. The cooperation with our Vietnamese partner Tecotec and the Maritime Vocational College has been excellent and we look forward to continue this relationship in the future."