United States Maritime Resource Center

United States Maritime Resource Center's bridge simulators project realistic scenerios complete with automatic radar plotting aids, radar, helm, ecdis and VHF radio's. We monitor actions on the bridge from a adjacent room to the bridge simulator to act as officers from other ships.

Simulator Exercises


Thanks to close cooperation with marine schools worldwide, Transas specialists have ensured that the functionality of Transas simulators provides effective training and competence assessment for seafarers. The simulators enable various levels of training, from familiarisation, standard operation and watch-keeping, to advanced operation, troubleshooting and vessel resource management.

  • Transas marine simulation systems have been used extensively by specialists in commercial fleets, navies and coast guards;
  • More than 5,500 Transas simulation systems are installed in over 1500 training and simulation centres in 106 countries;
  • Transas securely holds 45% of the international commercial maritime simulation market;
  • Transas simulators are developed in line with key international maritime requirements (STCW, IMO model courses and specialised standards), and hold certificates from leading classification societies.

Thoughtfully developed simulator exercises, done under close supervision with rigid performance standards is an effective complement to real world maritime experience.

Don't let weather, sea, or atmospheric conditions limit your assessment! Simulator assessment is safe, cost-effective, and poses less risk to person and property than live-boat exercises. Do not accept limited assessments that don't cover every required exercise condition! You will ensure your TOAR assessment is complete by taking advantage of this state-of-the-art technology.

    Transas Tug Operator Trainer is capable of simulating scenarios from Inland and Western Rivers to Near Coastal, Coastal and Ocean waters on practically any type of tugboat, including ASD-tractors, Twin-Screw and Single-Screw tugboats.
    Our experienced simulator operators ensure every aspect of your TOAR assessment is completed
    Practically all types of tugboats are simulated, including conventional single-screw tugs, conventional twin-screw tugs, cycloid-drive (Voith-Schneider) tractor tugs and Z-drive reverse tractor drive. Interface to real tug controls can be provided.
    Recently, Transas, in cooperation with SeaWays Consultants, has developed the advanced ASD tug simulator, capable of training personnel for a range of functions, from basic tug handling manoeuvres for beginners to advanced towing methods, such as in-direct towing, for...
    NTPRO 5000 has been designed in full compliance with the following standards: International Convention of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010); IMO model courses; International SOLAS Conventions; Regulations concerning special training: fishing operations, VTS operator training,...
    All conditions and situations can be simulated, providing a safe and thorough assessment experience.
    Assessment situations can be easily repeated without the loss of additional time and money.
    Simulator assessment is not limited to the weather conditions of the day - all sea and weather conditions can be accurately simulated for the most thorough assessment possible.
    As maritime operations become more technically advanced, the industry has moved to prefer simulator based training for the range of customizable conditions without risking life or property.
    Like the aviation industry, our simulator assessments provide a safe environment and ensure the most thorough assessment possible. Weather conditions outside do not limit the variations provided by simulator assessment!
    Simulator training provides the safest and most comprehensive environment for TOAR assessments today.
    The simulator setup.


One of the best methods to obtain this endorsement for those mariners who already possess a mate or masters license, is completion of a TOAR. The Towing Officers Assessment Records (TOAR) is a document that lists tasks to be performed or explained (as appropriate), in the presence of a designated examiner.


Class scheduling information:

Starting time 0800 Finish time 1700

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