THE Australian Transport Safety Bureau is to use BMT’s navigation and manoeuvring simulator called Rembrandt, according to an announcement from the design, engineering and risk management consultancy.
BMT managing director Phil Thompson said there has been a growing momentum and awareness in statutory bodies worldwide in the value of digital evidence generation.
“Key capabilities of Rembrandt include its ability to automatically read VDR and AIS to deliver a high-fidelity reconstruction,” he said.
“More recent developments include the ability to take full control at any time within the reconstruction replay to explore a range of alternative ‘what if’ scenarios – a key enabler for forensic analysis and reflective learning.”
Other agencies that have recently adopted the simulator system include the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch and the Dutch Safety Board.
Rembrandt can be used via a desktop computer, laptop or as a full mission simulator and includes a database of hundreds of validated ship models.