The Simulation Center Facility

The 21,000 square foot Simulation Center has two Full Mission Bridge Simulators with two debriefing rooms along with a third, large debriefing room. One 225° Bridge Simulator upstairs along with the iBest Lab (Radar / ARPA / ECDIS) plus Dynamic Positioning (DP) simulator. Within this environment, future mariners learn all the necessary facets of their program and seasoned mariners recertify, train and participate in interviews using our simulators.

Cal Maritime Simulators

Cal Maritime has four bridge simulators: one on board the T.S. Golden Bear, one GMDSS Lab, one Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator and a Radar/ARPA/ECDIS Lab with Dynamic Positioning (DP). Cal Maritime also has the only full-mission steam simulator on the West Coast and a full-mission diesel simulator with a complementary diesel simulator on board the T.S. Golden Bear.

Full Mission Gas Turbine Simulator

Part-Task Trainer Steam Simulator with HAVEN AUTOMATION/MPRI software

Full-Mission Diesel Simulator

Dangerous Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator (LCHS) with LNG capability with TRANSAS software*

(2) 360° View Full Mission Bridge Simulators with TRANSAS NTPRO software*

225° View Full Mission Bridge Simulator and TRANSAS NTPRO software*

8-station integrated bridge electronic systems technology (iBest) Lab with Radar/ARPA/ECDIS Simulators operating with TRANSAS software (with view screens) *

A Multi-Threat/Hazard Crisis Management Center with simulation support provided by the TRANSAS PISCES 2 Crisis Management Simulation System*

School of Marine Transportation Logistics and Management (MTLM)

360° Wärtsilä Full Mission Bridge Simulators

225° Wärtsilä Full Mission Bridge Simulator

Radar/ARPA/ECDIS Lab with 8 stations

Dynamic Positioning (DP) simulator integrated within the Radar/ARPA/ECDIS Lab Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Lab Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator with LNG capability

School of Engineering

Full Mission Gas Turbine (Steam) Simulator with Part Task Trainer Lab developed by Haven Automation with MPRI software

Kongsberg Full Mission Diesel Simulator

L3 Harris Diesel Simulator


Transportation, Meals & Lodging

Our staff can arrange meal, snack, and beverage services for your team so that you won’t have to leave the campus. If you are traveling from a distance, the Academy is just a short drive or ferry ride from the Oakland, San Francisco, or the Sacramento airports. There are hotel accommodations to suit any budget in Vallejo and nearby Benicia, Calif. If you need help arranging your stay, or would like more information about our other services, please contact our staff below for assistance.

Contact Us

At Cal Maritime, any of our courses can be modified to meet the exact goal of your company or group. Please contact the Cal Maritime Extended Learning team to discuss your organization utilizing our facilities. We take pride in our connection to the industries that employ our graduates and supporting new uses for our simulators.­

Director Veronica Boe
Phone: (707) 654 – 1156