Full Mission Bridge Simulator

Our Full Mission Bridge simulator uses cutting-edge technology for unparalleled realism. Live streaming simulations now available.

AMC Search’s DNV Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator consists of a full-scale mock-up of a ship's bridge featuring an ultra-high resolution 4K Full Mission Bridge Simulation Projection System from Panasonic.

It includes a full-scale display of the ship and surrounding area as seen through the windows of the wheelhouse. Controller hardware such as telegraph, thrusters, independent helm and Azi Pods are integrated into the simulator as well as all instruments required for navigation and manoeuvring.

An extensive ship model library contains over 130 vessels which provides a broad representation of a range of vessel types and sizes visiting Australian ports.

Our team can model new areas based on existing ports or designs. Area models can include depth mesh and custom bathymetry, as well as current, wind, tide and wave data.

Complementing the Full Mission simulator for port development projects are the two purpose built multi-type Tug Simulators comprising 360° visuals, a full suite of area and ship modelling stations and in house capabilities to develop hydrodynamic and visual models.

In house, AMC Search has developed a fully interactive touchscreen chart table that supports debriefing for port development/feasibility projects. The table is linked to all simulation runs conducted on the Full Mission Bridge Simulator and provides real time information.

Secure live streaming simulations are now available

Due to travel restrictions, we realise that there will be simulations projects, such as port developments, that are now on hold due to access restrictions to simulators. To overcome this hurdle, we have developed an Australia first system to allow secure live stream viewing of simulations from our simulators.

For example, with port development activities, we can provide your business with a secure live web streaming simulation service, where you will see the output from the ship’s Electronic Chart, Engine and Rudder positions, plus the visual scene in real-time as the ship manoeuvres. This new service provides remote viewing of the trials in proposed port developments as they are taking place, which means that there is no requirement for your staff to visit AMC (a screen shot is displayed to the right).

Contact Capt. Richard Dunham on +61 (3) 6324 3537 for information about our secure live streaming simulation services including:

We were impressed with the professionalism of the staff, and the ease that the Navy, AMC staff and design teams were able to work together. The report we got at the end was excellent and met all of our needs.

RAN Commander Nick Tate


Our simulation manager works with organisations to create area models based on concept or engineering diagrams. Custom bathymetry can be included, as well as additional layers of information such as current, tide, wind and wave data.

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