Bulgarian Naval Academy acquires VSTEP simulators

Dutch simulator developer VSTEP was contracted to deliver simulators to the the Bulgarian Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy and its newly opened simulation centre.

The Centre for Integrated Management and Monitoring of the Coastal Zone will be equipped with a liquid cargo handling simulator with instruction station, a NAUTIS DNV Class A Full Mission Bridge Simulator (FMBS) with 240 FOV and a NI accredited NAUTIS DP Class A FMBS with 180 FOV including instructor stations at the new simulation centre.

Under the contract, VSTEP will also deliver two NAUTIS DNV Class C desktop simulators and two NAUTIS Class C DP simulators which were purchased for training of its naval and merchant marine students.

Apart from the simulators, VSTEP also developed a tool called Live Data Module (LDM) to visualize the movements of real ships taken from an AIS system or any other objects such as oil spill, Man Over Board (MOB) or real weather sensor delivered conditions inside the simulator.