Australian Maritime College is in shipshape for upcoming open day

If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it’s like to run a ship, here’s your chance.

The Australian Maritime College’s world-class ship’s bridge and engine room simulators will be fully operational on Saturday for the AMC and UTAS open day.

Centre for Maritime Simulations manager Damien Freeman said the simulations were a popular addition to open day, and that those looking to study in the area wouldn’t find better simulators “anywhere in the world”.

“It’s kind of a game, but it’s taken extremely seriously by the real users,” he said.

“When the layman comes to have a look and comes on board, it’s just fun and a great experience for them.”

The simulations will involve sailing into Sydney Harbour and experiencing an emergency response situation.


Visitors will have the opportunity chat with AMC alumni about their experience at the college, meet the hosts of television show Hook Line and Sinker, tour the college’s engineering facilities, and meet current AMC students.

The annual Australian Maritime College and north University of Tasmania campus open day will take place on Saturday, August 11 from 10am to 3pm.

A shuttle bus will run between AMC and the UTAS Inveresk campus every 20 minutes.

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