International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria in Oron purchased a NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge (FMB) Simulator to provide qualitative education and training for the merchant Navy and maritime industry.

The bridge simulator was delivered and installed by VSTEP at the Maritime Academy. The DNV class B certified simulator includes a GMDSS and radio communications simulator and was installed with a 120-degree external field of view and Nautis Instructor station.

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria is a federally owned educational institute in Oron Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria. It was established in 1979 to educate and train shipboard officers and shore-based management personnel. In 1988 the college’s mandate was expanded to training all levels and categories of personnel for all facets of the Nigerian maritime industry. By the end of 2013 the academy had trained about 5100 Nigerian Merchant Navy officers and more than 67000 other workers in marine operations.

The Full Mission Bridge Simulator will expand the academy’s training curriculum with certified simulator training courses. The Maritime Academy of Nigeria instructors have received extensive simulator instructor and maintenance training from the VSTEP engineers allowing them to operate the simulator and provide high-quality FMB simulator training to academy students.