Navigational Simulator for the Cruise Company Costa Crociere

Transas Marine has been awarded a prestigious contract for supply and installation of the navigational simulator for the cruise company Costa Crociere, part of the Carnival Group. The simulator is a replica of the SAM Nacos Platinum system used onboard of the Costa’s cruise ships, with real ship’s maneuvering, steering controls and 240° visualization on 14 screens, providing for realistic user experience during training exercises.

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.

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