The Tug Operator Trainer, based on the NTPRO 5000 navigational simulator, provides users with excellent tools for both ship assistant training tasks and professional training in tug and barge operations, including simulation training in:
- mooring operations (ship-to-ship and ship-to-pier);
- anchoring operations;
- tug operations (automatic and manual mode).
Tugs can be used as own ships handled by the bridge team or as target ships handled by the instructor manually or in semi-automatic mode.
Wärtsilä , in cooperation with SeaWays Consultants, has developed the advanced ASD tug simulator, capable of training personnel for a range of functions, from basic tug handling manoeuvres for beginners to advanced towing methods, such as in-direct towing, for tug masters. Designed by tug masters and for tug masters, it provides high fidelity and cost-effective training in complex and risky operations.