Maritime simulation study

Using a marine navigation simulator to investigate complex piloting and manoeuvring procedures in a simulated environment can enhance maritime operations, improve marine pilot decision-making and reduce risk. Maritime simulation studies can range from the development of new ports through to manoeuvring large vessels in restricted channels.

Complex navigation simulation

Modelling and simulation offers powerful ways to support a wide range of project planning and operational decision making.  This can range from the design of ports and shore-side / offshore terminals through to navigation in restricted channels of ships or offshore platforms.  Moreover, it allows the testing of operational scenarios including emergency response planning, tug availability and the impacts of propulsion or steerage equipment failure.

Whether planning new port developments or reviewing existing operations, BMT REMBRANDT’s hydrodynamic accuracy and flexibility can play a key role. We have many years’ experience in all aspects of ship manoeuvring from full-scale trials, free running and captive model tests to mathematical prediction and simulation. 

Our ship hydrodynamic models are fully calibrated against sea trials, pilot cards and mariners experienced in the navigation of relevant vessels.  A wide range of environmental conditions are captured.  These include: reduced visibility, day/night settings, wind and current shielding, multi-directional swells and spatially variable current flows. Physical phenomena such as squat, bank effects and ship-to-ship interaction are all modelled.

Our experts can help you unlock the power of BMT REMBRANDT’s real- and fast-time ship-handling and manoeuvring simulation for the following applications:

A typical navigation study will involve: