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Colombian Navy adds Antarctic missions to new simulator system

28 September 2017

The Colombian Navy is updating its navigation simulator to include missions such as Antarctic exploration, according to Captain John Gutierrez Maya, director of Centro de Investigacion, Desarrollo e Innovacion para Actividades Maritimas (CIDIAM).The Colombian Navy is adding scenarios such as Antarctic missions to its new navigation simulator. (IHS Markit/Daniel Wasserbly)The Colombian Navy is adding scenarios such as Antarctic missions to its new navigation simulator. (IHS Markit/Daniel Wasserbly)

CIDIAM, among other training programmes, operates the navy’s ship navigation simulator: the Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 (NTPRO 5000) platform supplied by Saint Petersburg-based IT company TRANSAS Group.

The virtual training simulator replicates a ship’s bridge and almost a complete view outside, along with the roll and pitch of higher seas. The system was delivered in mid-2015 and came with simulations such as transiting the Panama Canal and Peruvian ports. The navy added the port at Cartagena and is adding more, Capt Gutierrez told Jane’s at CIDIAM in Cartagena.

He said the navy added to the simulator two bays in Antarctica based on an exploration by the offshore patrol vessel 20 de Julio in early 2017.

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