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Flag State vs. Port State

When it comes to registering a boat or ship, there are various types of state jurisdiction, including flag state and port state. Whether you have interests in boats and international maritime laws or own ships, it’s useful to understand the difference between flag and port states. What Is a Flag State? A flag state is […]

What Is a Maritime College?

What Is a Maritime College?

The maritime industry includes anything connected to the sea or other waterways around the world. Many Americans may not realize that the maritime industry plays a significant role in much of everyday life. Many of the products we use or consume on a daily basis are shipped to local stores from overseas. Maritime workers make […]

Case Study: Offshore Wind Simulations with Ørsted

Executive Summary MITAGS has programmed georeferenced, highly accurate visual wind turbine models of Ørsted’s proposed “Ocean Wind,” and “Revolution Wind” Offshore Wind Farms into their advanced full-mission ship simulators. This provided a platform in order to engage stakeholders. The value in the simulator is the ability to engage stakeholders from the bridge of multiple simulated […]

The Passing of Lee Chesneau

At MITAGS, we were deeply saddened upon learning of Lee’s passing.  Throughout his long career, Lee was the most ardent champion for providing mariners with timely, accurate, and understandable marine weather forecasts.  His work, along with many other dedicated professionals at the NWS Ocean Prediction Center, has prevented or mitigated countless weather related injuries, loss […]

Virtual Azipod Training for Mercy Ships Captains

Earlier this year MITAGS West conducted a virtual azipod training session for deck officers who sail for the international charity Mercy Ships. Puget Sound Pilot Blair Bouma donated his time for the training session, and MITAGS donated use of its simulator. Mariners who volunteer for Mercy Ships tuned in to the training from sites in […]

MITAGS bridge simulator

What is a Bridge Simulator?

Author: Captain Christine Klimkowski, MBA, MITAGS Instructor Editors: Catie Gianelloni, NSAP® Manager, Lead Simulator Operator (East Coast) & Instructor, and Colleen Schaffer, P.E., Director of System Engineering & Coastal Engineer   A bridge or ship simulator is a system of computers, screens, hardware and software that simulates vessels, ports, weather conditions, and traffic patterns for […]