BMT ARGOSS has announced that its marine manoeuvring simulator, PC REMBRANDT has been granted DNV accreditation in accordance with Class S- Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. 2.14 January 2011.
The purpose of the standard is to ensure that the simulations provided by the simulator include an appropriate level of physical and behavioural realism in accordance with recognised training and assessment objectives. As part of the accreditation process, DNV carried out a rigorous audit of the software to ensure consistent outputs for a wide range of vessel manoeuvring studies and PC REMBRANDT passed with flying colours.
Operating directly from S57 ENC chart data, the PC REMBRANDT system is a highly accurate, capable and flexible alternative to Full Mission Bridge (FMB) marine simulators, allowing the user to load any port database with relative ease and at a cost effective price. PC REMBRANDT utilises highly accurate ship models that include over 750 parameters, ensuring that the user experiences identical ship to ship interaction, ship to bank interaction, squat and shallow water effects as the real ship would in the same conditions. Simulations can be replayed in video format with track plots and data information printed or saved electronically, providing a very structured training regime.
The latest version of PC REMBRANDT has enhanced the tidal current and wind settings to accommodate the unique features of a given port which can affect current flow and wind speed. 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.
Ian Fraser, Director at BMT ARGOSS comments: “We are delighted that PC REMBRANDT’s qualities and value have been recognised through the award of an Industry recognised standard. The DNV accreditation benchmarks PC REMBRANDT as the industry standard for output consistency in marine manoeuvring simulators”