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...

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...

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...

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...
What is a 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...
Guide to a Master of Towing License

Guide to a Master of Towing License

If you’d like to work in a short-haul towing environment among the highest officer positions, you need to earn a Master of Towing license. This license, designated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), often meets the minimum requirements for fleeting...