Rotterdam, 12 February 2020 – Another delivery will soon be made for the fishing package of NAUTIS Simulator through VSTEP’s partner ANEXUS. The simulators will head to Angola, where it will be used for training a wide range of fishery techniques.

This new project includes a NAUTIS Class B and several NAUTIS Desktop Simulators with a MARIS Radar and eGlobe ECDIS. These simulators will be equipped with the Fishing content and functionality package. This combination will make the trainees in Angola well equipped to train for operations at sea, against a range of weather conditions. A variety of fishing methods are available, including bottom trawling, pelagic trawling, longlining and jigging.

Fishing capabilities within NAUTIS allow organisations to engage in different learning objectives in which instructors can place fish schools of any desired type into the simulation exercise. Trainees can engage in familiarisation training of a number of fishing techniques, under any conditions deemed necessary by the instructor at a procedural level.

“It is great to see an increasing amount of interest in our fishing content and functionality package. Our growing number of clients indicates a positive development. Not only are an increasing number of seafarers utilizing effective simulation, the adoptions of our solutions demonstrate the high class and worth of our simulator,” shares Ties Klapwijk, Head of Business Development NAUTIS.

There were 567 casualties and incidents in 2018*, with 208 persons injured and 11 who lost their lives at sea. More than half of those injuries took place onboard trawlers. 62.4% of all accident events are caused by human action and remains the most contributing factors. This highlights the need for additional training, which can be achieved through NAUTIS solutions.

The sale was made possible through VSTEP’s partner ANEXUS, which is based in Spain. Since the 1990’s they have specialised in simulation technologies. ANEXUS has stood out for their knowledge and services in professional nautical training and the maintenance of navigation, communications and integration systems. The partnership is supported by a mutual interest and expertise in maritime simulation.

*Data collected by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). More information can be found here

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