Tackling increasing cruise vessel dimensions in virtual reality

AuthorsFreek Verkerk
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 124
DateAug 15, 2018
Reading time6 minutes

MARIN has performed simulator research and advanced simulator training for major cruise ship builder Meyer Werft to assist the yard with handling the ever-increasing size of newbuildings.

Meyer Werft is one of the world’s most successful builders of large cruise liners. Based in Papenburg in Germany, the yard is located along the Ems River. After completion, the cruise ships make their way from Papenburg to Eemshaven navigating the narrow and winding river between Papenburg and Emden. The Ems River pilots performing the conveyance follow an advanced training course at MARIN two or three weeks before the actual journey of each vessel.

 

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