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Experience what it's like to be in control of a vessel using one of the world's most advanced maritime simulators.

Our state-of-the art suite of facilities offers real-time maritime simulation technology that includes:

  • Full-mission ship's bridge simulator
  • Two 360-degree tug simulators
  • Advanced dynamic positioning bridge simulator
  • Six basic dynamic positioning simulators
  • Six ship operations cubicles and an 18-seat electronic chart display lab
  • Full mission engine room 

The simulation facilities are used for research and investigation into port development, ship manoeuvring, improving ship and port safety and efficiency, training seafarers and teaching undergraduates.

The facilities bridge the gap between practice and theory as an effective aid for training and competency assessment of ship masters and deck officers. Students learn about ship-handling, passage planning and the use of radar, electronic charts, automatic identification systems and automatic radar plotting aids.

Bridge simulator

The ship's bridge simulator was recently upgraded to include the world's first installation of Panasonic's ultra-high resolution 4K Full Mission Bridge Simulation Projection System, providing users with unparalleled realism.

The bridge simulator database includes most Australian and New Zealand ports, as well as areas of Europe, Malaysia, and Indonesia. AMC also provides regular pilot simulation training to maritime organisations such as TasPorts, Newcastle Ports Corporation, Rio Tinto, Port Kembla, Southport (NZ), TT Line, Woodside Energy and Port Nelson.

Engine room simulator

The state-of-the-art engine room simulator features virtual reality screens for a life-like training experience on a range of diesel and electric propulsion ship engines. It is used by students to prepare for routine and emergency engine room operations, troubleshooting, optimal operation, fuel economy and energy conservation.

Key features of the new facility include:

  • An engine control room with ship instrumentation and management consoles
  • An engine room with 65 inch virtual reality touchscreens
  • Simulated CCTV functionality for monitoring funnel emissions, main engines and generators
  • Individual work stations for up to 16 students.
  • Training  range of diesel and electric ships

Ship/engine models available for training are:

  • Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), with MAN MC-90-V engine on K-Sim Full Mission system
  • Container ship with 12 RT Flex engine on Desk Top (DT) system
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier with Dual-Fuel Diesel Electric Propulsion on DT system
  • Roll-on Roll off (Ro-Ro) Passenger ferry with Pielstik M-22-PC engine on DT system