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Simulation Capabilities & Facilities

Simulation Capabilities and Facilities

MITAGS-PMI have Simulation Research capabilities at our campuses in Baltimore, Maryland and Seattle, Washington.

Our team of experts, strategic partners and simulation facilities are unequaled.

To learn more, please see our Simulation Facilities and Capabilities Guide.

Please see below virtual tours and videos of our Simulators.

You can also take a virtual tour of the MITAGS Simulator (one of the World's largest Simulator installations) by clicking here.

Features of the MITAGS-PMI Maritime Navigation Simulator Training Center in Maryland

Located less than five miles from the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), our maritime navigation simulator training center in Maryland offers:

  • Two 360-degree Transas Full-Mission Ship Handling Simulators
  • One 120-degree Bridge Tug Simulator
  • Three 300-degree Bridge Tug Simulators

To provide you with an immersive learning experience, all the equipment of our Full-Mission Bridge Simulator is responsive and includes:

  • VHF Radios
  • NaviSailor 3000 / 4000 ECDIS
  • Trimble and JRC GPS'
  • Autopilot with Track Control
  • And more

Additional simulators at our maritime simulation and virtual training complex in Maryland include:

  • Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)
  • All-Weather Navigation (AWN)
  • Vessel Traffic Services (VTS)
  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)

Cryogenic Gas Control Room Simulator (LNG/LPG)With the above simulators and our other learning modules, you will gain the necessary experience to advance your career.

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Features of the MITAGS-PMI Maritime Navigation Simulator Training Center in Washington

Located less than 20 minutes from the Seattle Tacoma (SEA-TAC) International Airport, our maritime navigation simulator training center in Washington offers the following:

  • 240-degree DNV Class A, Full-Mission Bridge Simulator
  • 300-degree Full-Mission Tug Simulator
  • 300-degree Bridge Tug Simulator
  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
  • Simulation Debriefing Rooms
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

As with our Maryland Campus, to provide you with an immersive learning experience, all the equipment of our DNV Class A, Full-Mission Bridge Simulator is responsive and includes:

  • VHF Radios
  • NaviSailor 3000 / 4000 ECDIS
  • Trimble and JRC GPS'
  • Autopilot with Track Control
  • And more

Our 300-degree tugboat simulators also include interactive equipment to provide a firsthand, real-world learning experience.

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Capabilities of MITAGS-PMI Maritime Simulation Training for Seafarers

To deliver a maritime simulation training experience for seafarers that is accurate, our maritime simulation and virtual training programs offer the following capabilities:

  • Reporting: Through equipping our simulators with audio and video recording systems, we provide in-depth documentation of your training and testing. Additional features logged by our reporting system include interactive forces, vessel position, underkeel clearance and squat, speed and more. With our chart and camera view playback tools, you can view your recording alongside this information at any angle or distance.

 

  • Vessel modeling: tTo provide a precise, real-life simulation, our maritime simulation and virtual training courses in Maryland and Washington utilize TRANSAS Virtual Shipyard II® Software to develop accurate ship models, which our ship handling consultants test before use in the classroom. We maintain more than 100 models, consisting of tugboats, tankers, ferries, cruise ships, naval vessels and more.

 

  • Environmental forces: By means of our TRANSAS Full-Mission Bridge Simulator, we recreate realistic forces, including tides: currents, ship collisions, bottom effect forces and more. Additional environmental factors, such as fog banks and local wind, are also available for our maritime simulation and virtual training courses. When developing and testing new vessel models, we analyze these forces in coordination with them.

Our maritime navigation simulator training centers in Maryland and Washington are also capable of developing custom simulation training programs, as well as hosting research projects. In our more than 40-year history, we've assisted ExxonMobil and Maersk Lines, as well as the Port of Savannah, Georgia and Port of New York and New Jersey in conducting studies on a variety of topics.

Find a Maritime Simulation and Virtual Training Program Near You

At MITAGS-PMI, we offer more than 100 standard training courses and more than 40 years of experience. With the extensive knowledge of our instructors, as well as our state-of-the-art maritime navigation simulator training centers in Washington and Maryland, we provide the necessary opportunity for you to grow your confidence and skills to advance your career.

Learn more about our maritime simulation and virtual training programs by browsing our course list or contacting us today.


"At least one of the pilots who shared the PMI simulator time with me has had occassion to use the anchor for maneuvering when current overwhelmed the tugs.  He stated that the ship behaved exactly as expected, judging from what he had experienced in the simulator.  Due to his experience in the simulator, he didn't hesitate to use the anchor with a high level of confidence.”