Centre for Maritime Simulation

Real time, immersive simulation technology for learning, training and development without the cost and risk

Use one of the most advanced maritime simulators in the world to develop port infrastructure, learn to handle vessels, navigate ports, evaluate incidents and much more.

Our suite of simulation facilities are among the most advanced in the Southern Hemisphere and include a full mission bridge, tug cubicles, ship operation cubicles and a debriefing room.

In-house modelling

AMC Search carries out all its port and vessel modelling in-house. So as well as access to our state-of-the-art simulator, capable of integrating training for ships, tugs and VTS operations, you’ll get the most responsive and flexible service possible. 

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We’ve worked with commercial companies, defence organisations and non-profit bodies for over a decade, carrying out commercial studies leading to infrastructure developments to the value of $3.6 billion.

  • Modelling port design concepts
  • Whole port operations inc ships, tugs and Vessel Traffic Services
  • Standard operating and emergency procedures
  • Investigating incidents
  • Evaluating tug requirements
  • Human system integration
  • Proficiency checks


Our Maritime Simulation Centre meets the requirements of Section A–1/12 of the STCW78 Code, as amended, in full. It is used for training including:

  • High Speed Navigation
  • Pilotage and Competency Audits
  • Tug operations
  • Customised courses
  • Professional development programs


Our suite of simulation facilities are among the most advanced in the Southern Hemisphere and include a Full Mission Bridge, Tug Cubicles, Ship Operation Cubicles and a debriefing room.

Full Mission Bridge Simulator  Ship Operations Simulator  Tug Simulator  Engine Room Simulator


Matt Best is our General Manager, Simulations, and looks after all aspects of designing and delivering work in the simulator.

Matt has over 12 years’ experience using our maritime simulator to solve problems for clients and is also a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy reserve.

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Previous clients


  • PNG Ports Corporation: bespoke pilotage training
  • Royal Australian Navy: modelling new wharf design
  • Port of Sydney: terminal team-work
  • AMSA: vessel familiarisation


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. Commander Nick Tate, Navy Infrastructure Projects Sponsor

AMC Search engaged with us to discuss and understand our needs before developing a tailor-made programme to cover all the short courses in one go. They also followed up with the NMSA to gain the necessary approvals for the courseGeneral Manager of PNG Ports Corporation, Ian McAllister

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