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    • 360 Degree Simulator
      Our DNV class "A" full mission bridge simulator.
    • State-of-the-art Engine Room Simulator
      2016 Full Mission engine simulation featuring 4 propulsion systems in 6 separate spaces using touch screen displays
    • Modeling & Research
      Our M&R department can build geographic databases and ship response models in-house.
    • SIGTTO Certified LNG Training
      We offer USCG approved, STCW compliant Tankship PIC Liquefied Gases and LNG Simulator training.
    • DP training
      We offer Nautical Institute approved Basic (induction) and Advanced DP training
    • DP-Equipped Cable Ship
    • 270 Degree Simulator
      Our second full mission bridge simulator offers 270 degree field-of-view
    • Fire Fighting Training
      We partner with the Broward Fire Academy to offer basic and advanced Fire Fighting training.
    • Specialized Training
      Call us to discuss tailored training.
    • Small Arms Training
      We offer a full range of classes required of officers sailing with Military Sealift Command including Small Arms (with Broward College).
    • Vessel Resource Management
      We offer integrated training for deck and engine officers using our full mission simulators.
    • Fast Rescue Boat
      Our waterfront facility is equipped with 3 FRBs (an 8m twin diesel jet, an 8m twin outboard and a 5.5m twin outboard.
    • Survival Craft (Lifeboat)
      Full STCW compliant Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboat) training is available.
    • Conference Facilities
      We offer in-house conference facilities for ~150 catered by our in-house galley staff.

About STAR Center

STAR Center is a not-for-profit maritime training school that is the top choice of inland and ocean-going professional mariners throughout the world. Opening in 1983 in Toledo, Ohio, we expanded to our current location in Dania Beach, Florida (just south of Fort Lauderdale) in 1986, consolidating all training there in October 2008. After extensive facility improvements, we opened for business with the world's first 360° field-of-view Full Mission bridge simulator, and a second 247° (subsequently upgraded to 270°) field of view bridge simulator, in 1993. We now offer more U.S. Coast Guard and other approved courses than any other simulation training center. Our courses meet USCG, STCW, and IMO Model requirements, as well as many additional courses designed by our in-house curriculum development team to meet company-specific training requirements.

STAR Center features the most advanced simulation training equipment including:

In 1999 we upgraded our 360° Bridge with the Sperry 2100 Integrated Bridge System. Equipped with the SIMRAD® Dynamic Positioning control system, this is state-of-the-art technology fitted in the very newest and most modern ships in the world.

Suppliers of STAR Center's advanced technologies include Kongsberg Maritime Simulation Systems (KMSS), Sperry Marine®, SIMRAD® DP, Transas® ECDIS, KAMEWA joystick, PinPoint electronic charts, Poseidon® GMDSS, Furuno® radar, Raytheon® radar and Sperry® radar.

STAR Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction at the most competitive prices. Our courses are tailored to your individual needs and fully integrated to ISM and company policies. We can create your STCW implementation curriculum and "Train The Trainer'" programs.

STAR Center also features in-house modeling capabilities for port development, ship response models, research, and forensic maritime studies. Let us model your vessel prior to delivery and train personnel in bridge and engine room familiarization and training. You have a choice of training locations. We offer economical packages that include classes, materials, lodging, and meals. We also have group and volume discounts, evening course savings and training at your location.