New training centre opens in AmsterdamTraining // June 5, 2014
On 3 June a new tug and OSV training centre was officially opened in Amsterdam.
The 360 Control training centre is a joint venture between Iskes Towage & Salvage and Damen Shipyards.
The simulators for the centre were delivered and installed by VSTEP.
The VSTEP simulators include a 360-degree NAUTIS Full Mission Tug Simulator and a 240-degree NAUTIS Desktop Trainer to allow realistic training of tug and OSV handling and manoeuvring.
To allow training of complete exercise scenarios using a vessel and two tugs (one at the stern and one at the bow) the simulators will be expanded with another 360-degree simulator at a later stage.
A NAUTIS Instructor Station was installed to provide instructor control during exercises.