The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Office of Marine Safety (OMS) is an independent federal agency, charged with investigating major marine accidents on or under the navigable waters, internal waters, or the territorial waters of the U.S. and accidents involving U.S.-flagged vessels worldwide.
The NTSB established a requirement for a advanced navigation visual and simulation system able to provide digital evidence generation in automatic scene reconstruction and lessons learned using advanced forensic analysis.
We provided the NTSB with a facility to allow accident investigators to switch seamlessly from its scene reconstruction mode into full manoeuvring simulator mode.
This enabled full control at any time within the reconstruction replay to explore a range of alternative "what if" scenarios — a key enabler for targeted training, forensic analysis and reflective learning.
“There is a growing momentum and awareness in statutory bodies worldwide, as well as other maritime stakeholders, of the value of digital evidence generation in automatic scene reconstruction and forensic analysis,”
said Phil Thompson, Director of simulation and training products at BMT.
“One of the many capabilities of BMT REMBRANDT includes its ability to automatically read VDR and AIS to deliver a high-fidelity, 3-D reconstruction.”
As a follow on, a number of other statutory marine agencies have also adopted BMT REMBRANDT, including the Australian Transport Safety Board (ATSB) and the Dutch Safety Board.
It is also used by the number of other maritime stakeholders involved in disputes following incidents.
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A number of terminal feasibility studies were supported using the STATSCo in-house BMT REMBRANDT system, as well as incident reconstructions to provide rapid insight.
We developed a safety product using GSN which interfaces with LHD Hazard log, resulting in a tool that will provide a continuous understanding of the safety status of the LHD capability.
BMT SSGT concept design is a high mobility non-nuclear submarine with the approach and mobility of SSNs whilst retaining the advantages of the SSK.