MEO Buys NAUTIS OSV Simulator

Miclyn Express Offshore Singapore purchased a NAUTIS Offshore Supply Vessel Simulator and Instructor Station for training of OSV activities within the Miclyn fleet. Miclyn Express Offshore has followed up this initial purchase with an order for an identical simulator destined for their Joint Venture Thailand Training Facility.

The simulator deal for Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) includes a 240-degree NAUTIS OSV Desktop Trainer and NAUTIS instructor station. The simulator will be used for realistic high quality training of OSV activities and navigation with the different vessels of the MEO fleet. For that purpose, specific MEO Offshore Supply Vessels have been added to the simulator for training.

The NAUTIS OSV Desktop Trainer features an innovative high performance concept whereby a full 240-degrees horizontal outside field of view is presented to the trainee. This field of view is normally only provided in bigger and more expensive Full Mission Bridge Simulators. The NAUTIS OSV Desktop Trainer however, manages this high performance field of view display using just one high-spec off-the-shelf PC without any framerate or quality loss.

This large field of view is needed for maneuvers whereby the OSV approaches an oil rig alongside, in which case the trainee needs to have a good view looking portside or starboard side. Conventional current desktop trainers provide a much more limited view of 30-120 degrees, which is only useful for straight reverse platform approaches. The azimuth controls for the NAUTIS OSV Desktop Trainer are provided in a desktop size control box, connected to the PC with a simple USB cable. The whole NAUTIS Desktop Trainer set-up is compact, fitting in any office environment.

Miclyn Express Offshore is a leading provider of service vessels to the expanding offshore oil and gas industry across South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East. The company is headquartered in Singapore and has been operating since the 1970s. The company has a strong local presence in many of its markets with access to support centres in Australia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the UAE. MEO charters a diverse range of Offshore Support Vessels, Crew/Utility Vessels, Tugs, Barges and Coastal Survey Vessels to a wide range of customers operating across all phases of the offshore oil and gas cycle.

NAUTIS is a new generation of advanced DNV-certified maritime simulators developed by VSTEP and includes a full range of simulators, from desktop to full mission bridge.

Vstep, November 21, 2013

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