Maritime Academy of Nigeria takes delivery of 20 pieces of Ocular Vision Simulators
The Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron in Akwa Ibom, has received 20 pieces of Ocular Vision simulator.
Rector of the Academy, Commodore Duja Effedua (Rtd) who made this known on Friday, said the Academy had placed its order early in January 2021.
The Ocular Vision is the latest in the world of engine room simulators. When worn on the head (head-mounted), it launches you into a virtual engine room in which you can carry out all functions as is done in the engine room.
According to the Rector, these additional simulators further strengthen the academy’s purpose to be outstanding in maritime education, building the cadets to global standard.
He also disclosed that the Faculty has an additional professional marine engineer for training of the cadets.
Early in February 2021, the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, commissioned the Full Mission Bridge, Full Engine Room and Multifunctional Classroom Simulators for training in the Academy.
How It Works
The Ocular Vision Simulator is worn like a helmet and linked to large wall screens. It launches the user into a virtual ship and enables them view all the details in a ship operation as it is in reality.
The user gets the experience of being onboard a vessel and is able to move around in that space.
The user can explore all areas of the ship, even places that are considered dangerous in reality.
An instructor is able to observe from the screens what the user sees, this way he can explain different details to the user.