Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Ship's Bridge
Our full mission bridge simulator creates a mathematical model of a ship that behaves like its real-life counterpart. Cadets work together with classmates and experienced, licensed mariners to learn specialized skills and teamwork to prepare for situations they will encounter in commercial shipping and navigation. Some of these situations include undocking a tanker in Japan, transiting the Strait of Gibraltar in heavy traffic, handling a ship in heavy weather, and returning to our own home port in Buzzards Bay. The goal is to give cadets the skills they need to function as an effective bridge team member.
An invaluable opportunity that allowed me to gain real world experience alongside highly skilled mariners while working with state-of-the-art machinery and technology.
- Finley Mullally '21
Maersk is a Danish integrated shipping company with 300 ports around the world. Maersk has been the largest container shipping line and vessel operator in the world since 1996.
The 360 simulator is great, because it allows us to practice being on a bridge during the academic year without being at sea. After completing SeaTerm, I can tell you that the simulator actually does feel like a real ship's bridge.
- Ian Kunkle '23