ACP Inaugurates New Tugboat Simulator

Friday, August 17, 2007
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) inaugurated a new tugboat simulator that will help train personnel and enhance skill development to meet today's evolving international standards.

With the goal of expanding its training program to personnel at the local and international level, this new, innovative tool will be added to the services currently offered at the ACP's Center for Training, Research and Marine Development (SIDMAR), and will help solidify Panama's position as a maritime training hub. The new tug simulator, known as the "Z-Peller," emulates the new generation fleet of tugs acquired by the ACP to assist in the vessels' transit. Through a virtual database system that utilizes geographical designs of marine port areas, the simulator allows for the accurate re-creation of many diverse stages in the tug process. ACP Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta pointed out that few training centers provide the certification that SIDMAR offers. "This 'Z-Peller' will allow ACP personnel to gain invaluable training, preparing us for an expanded Canal and the transit of longer, wider ships. This simulator also demonstrates our commitment to invest in state-of-the-art technology and workforce development, allowing us to provide a reliable, efficient and safe service our customers can count on."

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