Royal Caribbean teams up with maritime simulation center

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Navigational bridge simulation at Resolve Maritime Academy in Fort Lauderdale.

Resolve Maritime Academy opened their first marine simulation center this week in Fort Lauderdale with an investment of $6.5-million dollars. In a ribbon cutting event, this state of the art, 7,000-square-foot facility will provide recurrent navigational training to the bridge team and safety team aboard Royal Caribbean International’s vessels effective late April.

Customized programs also will be offered, including: Integrated Bridge Systems; Dynamic Positioning Systems; and Communication & Leadership Development for all ranks and employees. Future plans include an Engine Room Simulator for operational and Engine Resource Management (ERM) training.

Academy Director Denise Johnston said, Our first priority at the Academy has always been to improve safety at sea, and these new programs will improve competencies and help build ‘teamwork’ attitudes and behaviors in a dynamic, ‘real time’ environment. This new generation of highly effective training will result in safer navigation in all sectors of the maritime industry, greater safety for vessel passengers and cargoes, and better protection of the marine environment.”

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