Royal Caribbean Cruises Partners With Resolve Maritime Academy to Provide Simulation Based Training Programs

Resolve Maritime Academy and Royal Caribbean Cruises have announced plans for new simulation-based training programs to enhance safety at sea for the cruise line’s personnel and guests.

In 2011, Royal Caribbean selected Resolve to be their exclusive provider of all simulator-based training courses, and formalized arrangements to jointly develop the new programs. Beginning the second quarter of 2012, the innovative training will be offered to personnel at three of RCL’s cruise brands – Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International – at Resolve’s new Simulation Training Center, currently in final stages of construction, adjacent to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Resolve offers an array of simulation-based courses and live-burn firefighting, fast boat rescue and other safety training programs for cruise lines and all other sectors of the maritime industry.

Resolve Maritime Academy designed and developed the new Simulation Training Center, and developed a suite of training programs specifically for Royal Caribbean.  The new Center features a Det Norsk Veritas Class A full mission bridge simulator, electronic chart display and information system classroom and navigation lab with a suite of “mini” bridges. Courses offered will include:  Ship Handling; Bridge Resource Management; Operational Use of ECDIS; and RADAR/Automatic Radar Planning Aids.  Customized programs also will be offered, including: Integrated Bridge Systems (Sperry VisionMaster and NACOS Platinum); Dynamic Positioning Systems; and Communication and Leadership Development for all ranks and employees. Future plans include an Engine Room Simulator which will be utilized for operational and Engine Resource Management training.

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