28 March 2016
Ever wondered how pilots of the modern age are trained? In the latest Navingo video, you can see how these things work in practice.
This video is recorded in the Nautical College in Den Helder, the Maritime Training School ROC Kop van Noord-Holland, which bought a full simulator center from VSTEP. Teachers and students talk about the wide scope of possibilities the simulator provides.
Given the fact that the college offers a combination of theoretical and practical education, the students need to be able to operate the ship systems, according to Arnold Boon, professor of navigation at the Nautical College. With the simulators, the students are given the opportunity to learn, practice and perfect their ship and boat handling skills through training courses.
Virtually, students can find themselves inside modern ships’ engine room resolving problems that occur through accurate simulations.
As shown in the video, it is possible to simulate different environments all around the world such as performing a tow in New York or navigating through rough weather with different types of vessels.
Student maritime officer at the Nautical College, Vincent Van Montfoort, commented that the system is still new for the teachers and that they are testing it and creating the manual.
The Nautical College has now 10 modern simulators, including the 6 new ones.
Check it out for yourself!
Nieuwe simulatoren op het Nautisch College, Den Helder from Navingo BV on Vimeo.