The new simulator will be used for internal assessment, familiarization prior working onboard and refresher courses for the Costa’s officers. In addition, with the Transas NTPRO 5000 crews will be able to conduct port entry feasibility studies and accident evaluation in order to prevent casualties.
The project is an example of an innovative approach where cost efficient layout doesn’t compromise on the training realism. The hardware solution used for the Costa Crociere’s simulator makes it possible to practice both standard operations and vessel maneuvering from a wing bridge, making it ideal for berthing operations training in various adverse conditions.
Transas offered a very compact simulator with a 250° Visual system (2 rows of vertical screens), specific bridge wing consoles for port manoeuvres, and two bridge wing visualization systems.
The central console is mounted on wheels, so that it can be turned 90° PORT/STBD, and – by panning visual of 90° same direction and shifting the point of view from PORT/STBD wing) it is possible to maneuver the ship from the wing maneuvering point, ideal for berthing operation.