FIDENA, the educational institution in charge of the comprehensive education of all seafarers in Mexico, will soon receive FMB and Tug simulators at all three of their maritime schools.
FIDENA is the only school system in Mexico that offers high-level programs in the maritime field. It has three nautical schools located in Tampico, Mazatlan, and Veracruz, as well as a headquarters in Mexico City. The maritime company, VSTEP, along with its partner in Mexico, Edutelsa, won a contract through a competitive tender procedure to install the simulators. This will allow FIDENA to replace its outdated simulators with DNV-certified NAUTIS simulators.
The educational institution purchased three NAUTIS DNV Class A Full Mission Bridge Simulators, and three Tug Simulators for of its three maritime schools. The mission bridge simulators address all of the new elements from the recently-revised IMO STCW Convention, and they allow realistic training in a variety of courses. The Tug simulators are high-performance desktop trainers that have a 120-degree horizontal outside field of vision. Environments of Altamira, Vera Cruz, Lazaro Cardenas, and Manzanillo have been added as training tools to the simulators.
These updated simulators will give FIDENA students the latest in advanced DNV-certified simulation technology, in addition to allowing FIDENA to meet the newest regulatory requirements and the increased demand for training.
VSTEP will deliver and install the simulators at the schools. FIDENA also purchased the NAUTIS Port Creation Tool to have the ability to create their own customized environments in addition to those in the NAUTIS library.