Maritime simulation centre

The UK's largest ship and port simulation centre

As part of Solent's £43 million investment in maritime training facilities, the maritime simulation centre delivers the best in maritime training.

We offer specialist training for ship's officers, harbourmasters, pilots, port superintendents and a range of other maritime professionals.

The centre was built with the latest in Wärtsilä technology and everything is networked for joint exercises.

Technology and training

The latest in technology

Our new world-class simulation centre enables seafarers to train on the very latest specialist facilities using Wärtsilä technology:

  • 8 full-mission navigational bridges
  • Over 50 part-task simulations
  • Full-mission dynamic positioning simulator and 6 DP stations
  • 4 multi-purpose desktop simulation classrooms
  • 2 ECDIS suites
  • On- and off-shore crane simulators
  • Liquid cargo simulators
  • Full mission engine room simulator
  • HV simulators
  • GMDSS radio communications and VTS suites
  • 4 debriefing classrooms

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New specialist training

The centre will also offer the opportunity for several new specialist training courses, including:

  • Dynamic positioning
  • Vessel traffic management
  • Offshore and onshore crane handling
  • Ice navigation
  • Integrated navigation/engine/liquid cargo training

Our yacht and production students have access to our virtual shipyard, enabling them to test their designs before using our 60m towing tank.


Ship simulation courses

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Warsash has provided first class maritime education, training and consultancy to the maritime and offshore industries for over 70 years.

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Our research

We have a strong background in maritime research, with recent projects on seafarer fatigue, gender empowerment and multicultural crews, and marine autonomous systems.

The maritime simulation centre enables our maritime researchers to delve into new projects and conduct more vital research that will make a real impact on the industry.

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