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    • Onsite Fire Fighting
      We provide full onsite fire fighting facilities.
    • Onsite Fire Fighting
      We provide full onsite fire fighting facilities.
    • 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), Simulator (Advanced) & Revalidation DP training
    • DP-Equipped Cable Ship
    • 270 Degree Simulator
      Our second full mission bridge simulator offers 270 degree field-of-view
    • 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
      We offer both 8m twin diesel jet and 8m twin outboard Fast Rescue Boats.
    • 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.

Modeling and Research

STAR Center's Modeling & Research department develops computer generated geographic databases, target objects, and hydrodynamic ship models for real-time simulation training and research for our 360┬░ and 270┬░ full mission bridge simulators.

Initiating M&R Procedures

The initial contact point(s) for coordinating and scheduling a simulation based research project is as follows:

Bruce Fuchs
Head, Modeling & Research
Tel: +(954) 921 7254
Fax: +(954) 920 4268


Prospective clients should be prepared to provide information that will enable STAR Center to determine the exact requirements (goals or purpose) of the project. STAR Center maintains an extensive library of databases (geographic areas) available to the client.

  • Click here to see our list of U.S Geographic Databases
  • Click here to see our list of International Geographic Databases
  • Click here to see our list of Hydrodynamic Models
  • If no geographic database exists in our library we can, upon request, construct a database using plans or drawings of any area or port. These drawings / plans can be hard copy or AutoCAD┬«. Many databases require a "site visit" by a STAR Center representative to gather information, meet with local authorities or pilots, and photograph the area to enable developers to replicate visual effects of the area.

    Many database developments require a site visit by a STAR Center representative to gather information, meet with local authorities or pilots, photograph the area and ride on vessels to insure a full understanding of the port's operations.

    Consultation with a STAR Center representative can facilitate selection of an appropriate vessel for use in simulations. Hydrodynamic models of various types (tanker, LNG, containers, cruise ships, bulk carriers, etc.) are available in STAR Center's existing inventory. However, if a specific type of ship response model is required, we have a hydrodynamicist on staff and we will be pleased to discuss developing a model for your needs.

    Use of these models (geographic and hydrodynamic) enables us to examine new port designs, pier or channel modifications, suitability of design for a particular vessel or vessel types that use, or may use, these facilities. At the conclusion of a research project, we will issue a written report that details the results of the study, discusses their results and implications, and may offer solutions or suggestions for any problems encountered.

    Click here to read an article on how the FCCA and STAR Center work together.