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BMT bags multiple Carnival Corp. contract wins for navigation simulator

BMT manoeuvring simulation software adopted by Carnival Corp.
Management consultancy BMT has secured multiple new licence contract wins for its REMBRANDT navigation simulator system, with cruise lines including Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn in North America and P&O Cruises Australia.

A total of 39 cruise ships will now use BMT’s REMBRANDT maritime simulator.

Dr, Phil Thompson, simulation and training business director at BMT, said: ‘REMBRANDT delivers manoeuvring simulation within an S-57 and S-63 ENC environment. This has been further enhanced by a high-fidelity, 3D scene reconstruction from multiple uncalibrated views using VDR and AIS data to generate visual reconstructions and playback files with a pause and take control feature.’

‘We have formed an important partnership with BMT’, said Eric Chamberlin vice president of marine for Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia.

Chamberlin noted that safety is the cruise lines’ number one priority, ‘For us, providing solutions for maritime simulation and virtual training to support international operations is essential in helping us meet that priority.’

Software capability

REMBRANDT is fully scalable – operating in full mission modes through to desktop and laptop configurable modes. It is a fully certified DNV GL-Class A, B, C and S simulator.

The shipboard technical equipment simulator supports offshore vessels with scalable ship bridge simulation and training applications, including shipping manoeuvres in shallow, hydrodynamic waters, training and assessment for crew and ship to ship transfers.

Several Statutory marine agencies have recently adopted this technology including the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Office of Marine Safety (OMS), the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch, the Australian Transport Safety Board and the Dutch Safety Board.