LOC now holds a full licence of BMT’s REMBRANDT (Real-time Manoeuvring, Berthing and Training) simulation software. The software has been developed over a 25 year period and is already used by an impressive number of companies for applications such as training of deck officers, port navigational risk assessments and understanding complex manoeuvres.
REMBRANDT offers high standards of hydrodynamic accuracy and, as well as accurately modelling helm and engine orders, takes account of all external forces acting such as squat, bank effects, interaction forces with other vessels and the effect of tug actions.
LOC initially intends to provide our clients with the following services using REMBRANDT:
- Three-dimensional bridge point-of-view visualisation replays of incidents based on data from Voyage Data Recorders or AIS in conjunction with MADAS,
- Investigation of ‘what-if’ scenarios in collisions, groundings and other casualties,
- Performing navigational risk assessments for port feasibility and design studies,
- Assessing complex manoeuvres such as tows of FPSO’s and other high value assets.
REMBRANDT uniquely complements the two-dimensional analysis of MADAS (Maritime Accident Data Analysis Suite) which LOC has been using for a number of years and in which it has established a market leading competency. The two systems working together provide a very efficient visualisation of incidents – a capability that the UK MAIB developed together with BMT and Avenca.
REMBRANDT is supplied with a large database of about 200 hydrodynamic models of vessels which can be adjusted to match requirements. Alternatively, a new, highly accurate hydrodynamic model can be made and verified against manoeuvring trials data of the vessel itself.
REMBRANDT allows the user to connect multiple displays to the system to create a realistic, wide-angle view as would be seen from the bridge of a vessel. This is demonstrated in the image below.
The image below shows the simulation of a LNG tanker manoeuvring at a terminal with the assistance of four tugs. All five vessels can be controlled independently to assess various aspects of the manoeuvre.
The image below shows the simulation of a semisubmersible platform being towed through a deep-water channel. In this case, REMBRANDT software was used by pilots as a training tool to prepare for the tow operation to ensure that all aspects of the operation were fully understood and evaluated from a safety perspective. Various environmental conditions can be considered by the software to investigate ‘what-if’ scenarios before an operation takes place.
Visual scene with photo texturing.