Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), announced the development of a port simulation project to assist Bermuda’s Department of Marine and Port Services in managing vessels within its port and channel configurations.

“We have finished the first phase of the Bermuda port simulation project,” said Glen Paine. “The new database has been uploaded into our STN Atlas simulation system. Now the Bermuda Port Authority and its harbor pilots can independently assess the handling characteristics of vessels before they call on the port. The database will also be used in the future to evaluate the feasibility of changes to channels and port configurations from an operational perspective.”

“Bermuda looks forward to a mutually rewarding relationship with MITAGS as the requirements of port development, ship simulation, night pilotage, and pilot training are addressed,” said a spokesperson from the Bermuda Port Authority.