Allows students to apply marine theory in a realistic environment

2011.1.31-SHIP.jpgThe British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has launched a new marine simulation centre in Vancouver.

The centre features seven new ship bridges, North America's only 360-degree tug towboat bridge simulator, a ship's main bridge simulation environment, and an engine room simulator complete with audio special effects and emergency lights.

The project was completed in conjunction with the Government of Canada and Transport Canada, and with marine industry partners including BC Ferries, Kongsberg Maritime Simulation, Kinder Morgan Canada, Pacific Pilotage Authority, Port Metro Vancouver, Seaspan, and the Council of Marine Carriers.

"This unprecedented technology allows students to apply marine theory in a realistic and hands-on environment, preparing our graduates for their future and helping them become ready to play a key role in shaping the future of the marine industry in Western Canada," said Don Wright, president of BCIT.

Source: Digital Ship