MITAGS Wins Bid for Alaska Marine Highway Fast Ferry Training

Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI) announced today that Derecktor Shipyard, on behalf of Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), awarded a contract to MITAGS for High Speed Craft (HSC) Bridge Resource Management and Simulator Training. Derecktor is building the M.V. FAIRWEATHER for AMHS, a 235'X 60' fast passenger vehicle ferry that will be powered by four Kamewa 90 waterjets and have a service speed of 32 knots. MITAGS' STN Atlas Full Mission Shiphandling Simulator, with Kamewa style controls, 360 degree theater and a 279' X 79' Fast Ferry model, will be utilized for two training sessions. The first five-day training session for six (6) AMHS officers will be held in September. The second session will be held at a later date. Mr. Paine noted that "this AMHS award and subsequent High Speed Craft training will add yet another dimension to MITAGS' long list of training capabilities. We look forward to working with the Alaska Marine Highway System."

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