US NTSB adopts BMT REMBRANDT simulator

US NTSB adopts BMT REMBRANDT simulator
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The US National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Office of Marine Safety (OMS), has adopted BMT’s REMBRANDT full mission simulator, following adoption from other statutory marine agencies.

REMBRANDT automatically read Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data to deliver a high-fidelity, 3-D reconstruction. It also allows the user to switch from its scene reconstruction mode into full manoeuvring simulator mode, taking full control at any time within the reconstruction replay to explore a range of alternative “what if” scenarios.

REMBRANDT has been awarded Class A, B and C certification from DNV GL. The awards grade scale for levels of performance capabilities of maritime simulators. The classes are Class A (full mission), Class B (multi-task), Class C (limited task). The combined DNV GL Class A, B, C and existing S certifications reflect that BMT’s simulators provide the highest levels of physical and behavioural realism.

The US NTSB OMS will use REMBRANDT to investigate major marine accidents on or under the navigable waters, internal waters, or the territorial waters of the US and accidents involving US flagged vessels worldwide.

REMBRANDT is used by other maritime companies and organisations for applications such as training of deck officers, port navigational risk assessments, mooring and understanding complex manoeuvres.