May 22, 2012 — Maritime simulator and virtual training software developer VSTEP has successfully delivered a NAUTIS tug trainer simulator to T.O.S (Transport & Offshore Services) headquarters in Rotterdam. The NAUTIS tug trainer is a new generation of DNV certified tug handling simulators. T.O.S. selected the NAUTIS tug trainer for its new ASD training program service.
T.O.S. is an international maritime service provider with its head office in Rotterdam and a network of branch offices abroad. The NAUTIS tug trainer is a new line of DNV certified Tug Handling Simulators, catering to the full range of maritime training goals in compliance with the latest STCW and IMO requirements.
The NAUTIS tug simulator range covers simulators from desktop trainers to 360° simulators. T.O.S. will use a portable version of the NAUTIS tug trainer simulator for its mobile training purposes.
The NAUTIS tug simulators allow captains to experience the handling of tugs with different propulsion systems during tug operations. Various types of tugs are available with different kinds of propulsion systems, ranging from conventional shaft propellers to ASD and tractor tugs. The NAUTIS tug trainer includes an easy to use set of instructor tools to prepare and control maneuvering exercises, multi-tug operations and fine-tune ship maneuvering parameters.
Ronald van der Kolk, Manager Division Nautical & Technical at T.O.S. says: "The NAUTIS tug simulator provides us with a high fidelity simulator for our ASD Training Program. We have selected the portable version of the NAUTIS tug simulator because the simulator will guarantee high quality, realistic tug handling training for our customers at any location worldwide."