Operating with S57 ENC chart data, Rembrandt is an alternative to Full Mission Bridge (FMB) simulators, allowing the user to load any port. It uses ship models that include over 750 parameters to allow the trainee to experience ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore interaction, as well as squat and shallow water effects, similar to real-life conditions.
Simulations can be replayed in video format with track plots and data information, providing an opportunity to analyse the trainee’s performance.
Rembrandt has tidal current and wind settings to accommodate the features of a given port. It can also provide Client Server, a multi-user mode which enables multiple vessels to operate in a single operational scenario; each with independent human control.
The manoeuvring simulator will be located at Bibby’s training centre at St Xavier’s Technical Institute in Mumbai.
BMT says that it has already deployed Rembrandt in over 125 projects working with a number of ship and terminal operators worldwide.
With Bibby Ship Management, it says that it will be focusing on the Asia Pacific Region, the Persian Gulf, the Indian subcontinent and Africa.
“Our aims and objectives in this partnership are to provide pilotage training of the highest standard, catering for all levels of proficiency ranging from entry level to senior pilots,” said Prakash Agarwal, managing director at Bibby Ship Management.
Suren Vakil, managing director of BMT Consultants India, added: “BMT has provided specific training and workshops for Adani and Shell pilots at Hazira and all of the pilots working in Mundra. To our credit, the Mundra pilots recently came to BMT for support when they wanted to bring in the biggest container vessel to have berthed at any Indian port.”
“I look forward to a successful partnership where we make our mark in helping to improve the safety of ports in the Indian sub-continent and elsewhere in the region.”