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SEASPAN OPENS FIRST SIMULATOR FACILITY IN NORTH AMERICA

Friday, July 5, 2019 

Seaspan Marine Transportation of Vancouver has unveiled its new Marine Simulator Facility, the first in North America, the cornerstone of Seaspan Marine’s $6.5-million safety and training programme first announced in May 2018.

This world-class training programme has been developed in collaboration with SeaWays Global, an international standard bearer in tug training, simulation, auditing and assessments. As part of this agreement, Seaspan Marine and SeaWays have developed a customised, first-of-its-kind training programme aimed at ship docking and ship assists.

The new marine simulators are a key component of this training programme. The facility provides advanced educational opportunities for Seaspan Marine mariners, giving them access to continuous, real-time training. The simulator training will set a new industry benchmark for safety training, environmental performance and operational efficiency.

The two fully-enclosed simulators feature 17 computers and 12 displays, providing a floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree environmental visual that completely immerses trainees in real-world scenarios. The result of these, and other specialised features, is a completely interactive and dynamic educational environment.

“The Marine Simulator Facility is first and foremost an investment in our people, who have been safely navigating B.C.’s water ways for over 130 years. The simulator training will continue to elevate the competency of our mariners while increasing the safety and efficiency of our operations, ” said Frank Butzelaar, CEO, Seaspan Marine.

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