We are delighted to announce the forthcoming opening of MSA Solent, our second Maritime Skills Academy and just as significantly, home to our first simulation centre, MSA Sim – equipped to deliver ground-breaking simulator and classroom based Bridge and Engine Resource Management courses.
MSA Solent will be world’s only commercial training centre to have a fully integrated Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system within the full mission bridge simulator and associated course provision.
MSA Solent is a purpose-built, state of the art centre. The simulation facilities have been created in partnership with global maritime simulation leaders, Wärtsilä (formerly known as Transas Marine).
Together, we aim to deliver the high-standards and culturally-attuned training provision needed to support achievement of a company’s key objective: delivering the safest and most efficient standards in the industry.
State-of-the-art simulation equipment
- Fully integrated Wartsila NACOS Platinum systems
- Full Mission Bridge Simulator
- Full Visual Bridge Wings
- ECDIS training suites
- Full Mission Engine Room Simulator
- Interactive Tactical Table
- Photorealistic Engine Room Environment
- Main Switchboard Room
- High Voltage training suite
- Conference/Debrief Rooms
Vessel adaption for applied training
Our state-of-the-art simulator facilities and equipment are fully adaptable to replicate a variety of real-world bridge and engine room scenarios, including; tug, cruise, container and ferry vessel types.View Courses
Developing new courses
Working to meet all the simulation-based courses required by our clients, our experienced management team are equipped to collaborate with you to develop custom courses to meet your exact requirements, and to international maritime training standards.View Courses
Leadership and training courses
MSA Solent readily equipped to offer a whole host of additional professional development training courses, including Medical, Crisis Management Human Behaviour, Security and Leadership courses.View Courses
Conference, debrief & meeting facilities
MSA Solent has been designed to meet a high level of training needs and in addition to the full mission and part-task simulators offers professional conference, debrief and meeting room facilities.
Shoreside & First Aid training facilities
Motivating learning in our modern purpose built classrooms, with hospitality facilities on hand to enhance the training experience.
Approvals & accreditations
All of our training courses and facilities will have MCA approval and are subject to their audit and oversight. Where course provision lies outside the scope of MCA, it will be included in MSA’s quality management system and subject to internal/external audit.
Conveniently located on the South Coast on the Solent at Portsmouth, the centre is accessible to cruise, ferry and superyacht clients.
MSA Solent is situated in the Lakeside North Harbour business hub located near Portsmouth.
Lakeside North Harbour is very well-positioned for road, rail and air transportation links, set just off Junction 12 of the M27 and a few miles north of Portsmouth city centre. Southampton airport lies 18 miles to the west (approximately 25 minutes via M27) while London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports are both about an hour’s drive away.