Transas GMDSS Simulator Installed in Australian Maritime College
An installation of Transas GMDSS Simulator TGS 5000 has been completed in the Australian Maritime College (Launceston).
Supplied, installed and supported by Transas partner Electrotech Australia, the system provides flexible teaching arrangements for classes of up to 24 students through the utilisation of two instructor stations interfaced to fifteen student stations. The system is remotely supported through VPN access, minimising travel costs for maintenance and upgrades. The system is capable of simulating a comprehensive range of GMDSS equipment, including Sailor 5000 and earlier versions.
According to Director of AMC National Centre for Ports and Shipping, John Lloyd: "This investment has allowed AMC to enhance the student learning experience by allowing more hands-on training time through the use of realistic and powerful simulations. The exercise designs allow best value to be gained from the training in the most efficient way possible. Increased efficiency has been obtained by allowing up to 24 students to undertake the course in a facility previously limited to a 12 person capacity."
The Transas Radio Communications Simulator TGS 5000 provides training and examination for General Operator Certificate (GOC) and Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC). Search and Rescue (SAR) operations and VTS operator training are also supported. The system complies with STCW 2010 Code and IMO Model Course 1.25 and is type-approved by DNV.