A team working for the Mombasa Harbour were in Bremen recently to be trained on how to navigate the newly renovated harbour.
The project involved a study on the Mombasa harbour. The team got an opportunity to use the simulator at the Institute for Maritime Simulation at the University of Bremen. They learnt how to improve their turning maneuver before the new container terminal, how to better navigate the inlet channel and controlling traffic in the fairway. They evaluated vessels with a length of up to 320 meters, a width of 42.5 meters and 12.80 meters depth under different tidal and monsoon conditions.
The project was led by the Bremen-based company ” Inros Lackner AG “, the Institute for Maritime Simulation of the University of Bremen and the Hamburg Port Services GmbH (HPS).
The Institute for Maritime Simulation at the University of Bremen was set up in 2004 and currently has five full-time employees who studied nautical science and its has a PhD in computer science.