We noticed with interest that professional Bridge Simulators, similar to the one DNV GL donated to HELMEPA for its refresher training to merchant mariners, is to be used for a different educational purpose. Specifically, Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, has acquired two NAUTIS Simulators from HELMEPA’s Associate Corporate Member VSTEP in order to offer their visitors the chance to experience historical events on the Delaware River.
“A professional bridge simulator is the perfect way to get to know what it means to steer a ship and understand what navigation contains” we read in VSTEP’s related interesting Press Release, which also gives the following useful information about the Museum:
…”Independence Seaport Museum deepens the appreciation, understanding and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, art and community. Maintaining one of the largest maritime collections in North America, it combines more than 25, 000 artifacts with hands-on exhibits, small boat rentals and large-scale models. The Museum houses the Workshop on the Water, a traditional boat shop; J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library and the Penn’s Landing Playhouse. The Museum also includes two National Historic Landmark ships: Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna”…
Independence Seaport Museum will present the NAUTIS Simulators during the opening of the exhibition this upcoming summer.