Zambo school inaugurates P21-M full mission bridge simulatorPosted on
ZAMBOANGA CITY--The Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC) on Friday inaugurated its newly-acquired PHP21-million full mission bridge simulator equipment.
Dr. Nelson Cabral, ZCSPC president told the Philippine News Agency the equipment was acquired from Kansas, United States of America, and is the first in Mindanao.
Cabral said the full mission bridge simulator has 270 degrees visualization. It has a radar, photographic, Global Positioning System, and others.
He said other schools in Mindanao have full mission bridge simulator, but does not have the 270 degree visualization.
“This will help (the school) as we are focusing on global competitiveness of students,” Cabral said.
He said the acquisition of the simulator is in preparation for the offering of Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) course, and in compliance with the mandate of the school as a maritime institution.
The first batch of the BSMT course will start on the second semester. Initially the ZCSPC is expecting an enrollment of 100 students.
Second Officer Nonito Tablante, a BSMT instructor said, the equipment “is the same as that you will find on board a ship.”
Tablante said the simulator will be useful to the students and they will not have difficulty aboard ship “because this is almost actual.” -PNA