When you choose to study at Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (GBRIMC), you’ll have access to an extensive range of modern training resources including:
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Our Kongsberg Polaris simulator is STCW and DNV compliant. It has a 270 degree field of vision and is equipped with Electronic Chart Display's (ECDIS), ARPA Radar's, AIS and has the controls to operate a range of propulsion and steering systems including Azimuth Drive and Bow thrusters. A comprehensive library of ships and port area models are available. Additional ship models can be obtained to meet client requirements.
The simulator’s integrated database and hydro-dynamic software allows operators to modify the experience according to student requirements. Digital models of ports from around the world, including major Australian ports, have been pre-programmed into this state-of-the-art system. The software also allows for the digital modelling of any other port not already programmed into the system.
Stand alone or fully integrated with 10 Ship Operations Bridges.
Realistic Simulation for maximized performance and R&D suited for port development, ship manoeuvring and training including advanced pilotage. If you can’t find a port or vessel to suit your purpose, we can develop a package to suit your needs.
Our Kongsberg Tug simulator is operated by its own instructor control station. It has a 200 degree field of vision and is set up for both ASD and Conventional Tugs. It has Azimuth controls and propeller/rudder controls for each type of tug. This simulator can work in conjunction or separate to the Full Bridge Simulator.
GBRIMC has eight desktop simulators that are operated from a separate instructor station utilising the same Kongsberg Polaris system. Each desktop simulator has four displays - a visual display (40 degrees), ECDIS and ARPA Radar displays, and a control display. Standard controls and instrumentation that are found on a ship's bridge are electronically replicated on the control display. VHF radio is also a feature of the desktop simulator (desktop stations can call each other) which incorporates a GMDSS system.
The Full Mission Bridge, Tug-optimised Bridge and the Desktop simulators can all be operated independently of each other, they can be in the same scenario, but hidden from each other, or they can interact in the same scenario.
This “ship ashore” facility provides a variety of training opportunities including real time fire-fighting, leak stopping (damage control) and crew emergency response training. Complete with an engine room, switchboard, galley, cabin and a three-deck accommodation block – training is supported by a fully qualified team with comprehensive safeguards and procedures.
The lower deck space of the MERTS can be flooded with six tonnes of water for damage control training. Command and control is conducted from a cabin space on Deck 1.
A manager and fully qualified team facilitate the training conducted in the MERTS, with all simulated exercises being supported by comprehensive safeguards and procedures.
Our 20 metre commercially registered vessel “MV Gwendoline May” is configured to meet the practical requirements of relevant training programs in the maritime industry that GBRIMC is approved to deliver.
The workshops feature an extensive range of equipment for a variety of training purposes including welding, marine refrigeration and electrical maintenance. Additionally, there is a small vessel engine room for maintenance and operational training.
Used for sea survival training, the on-site immersion pool measures 15 metres x 10 metres and is four metres deep. The immersion pool allows you to simulate emergency procedures including the launch and operation of life-rafts and use of on-board lifesaving equipment for survival techniques and ocean rescues.