Inmarsat Donates Bridge simulator To Warsash Maritime School


  • Inmarsat Maritime has donated a bridge simulator to Warsash Maritime School, part of Solent University in Southampton, United Kingdom.
  • The simulator will allow students to rehearse their responses to distress situations in a realistic but safe and controlled environment.

Warsash Maritime School (WMS), part of Solent University, has been provided with a dedicated Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) bridge simulator by Inmarsat.

A significant donation

Inmarsat has made a significant donation to Warsash Maritime School, providing access to their GMDSS bridge simulator. This addition to the school’s simulation center, the largest in the UK, will enhance training for seafarers, ship’s officers, pilots, and students worldwide, offering a realistic environment for learning safety practices at sea.

The GMDSS bridge will be utilized in courses to familiarize students with distress and radio communications procedures, crucial for effective maritime operations. Kunal Anand, Director of Warsash Maritime School, emphasized the importance of practical teaching experiences to prepare learners for real-world challenges, praising Inmarsat’s contribution to their mission.

The installation of the bridge was celebrated at Solent University, acknowledging its positive impact on current and future learners. Overall, Inmarsat’s donation represents their ongoing commitment to maritime safety, aligning with their efforts to protect lives at sea and promote education and training for seafarers globally.

This donation reflects our commitment to promoting maritime safety at every level – not only through our work with GMDSS and our safety-focused connectivity services, but also through seafarer education and training,” said John Dodd, Director of Maritime Safety for Inmarsat.

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Source: Inmarsat