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Innovative Ship Simulation And Maritime Systems

Sonnenblumenweg 107
18199 Rostock


Innovative Ship Simulation And Maritime Systems GmbH (ISSIMS GmbH) develops high-level products to increase safety and efficiency in ship operation. Our expertise on Ship-Handling Simulation and Fast-Time Simulation technology has led to unmatched solutions for manoeuvring support.

The developed software tools exceed conventional waypoint planning by creating complete manoeuver plans that max out the ships’ manoeuvring potential. Complex manoeuvres can be monitored and controlled using Multiple Dynamic Predictions for optimal ship handling; and countermeasures can be calculated to avoid roll resonance and wave impact in heavy weather.

These tools are unmatched solutions for

  • application in maritime education and training to support lecturing and training for ship handling and manoeuvring. On the one hand it can be used to demonstrate and explain more easily manoeuvring-technology details to the trainee and on the other hand to prepare and perform manoeuvring training in Ship-Handling Simulators and to learn from discussion of the results,
  • application on board to assist manoeuvring of real ships e.g. to prepare manoeuvring plans for challenging harbour approaches with complex manoeuvres up to the final berthing/unberthing of ships.


Prof. Dr.
Knud Benedict
CEO - Modelling & Training
  +49 381 498–5891
Dipl. Ing.
Matthias Kirchhoff
CEO - Software Development & Application

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Video Fast Time Simulation of manoeuvres - SAMMON

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Comment by Gunter Schütze via LinkedIn:
"Prof. Benedict a very interesting video by HS Wismar / Maritime Simulation Center Warnemünde ( MSCW) & Innovative Ship Simulation and Maritime Systems GmbH (ISSIMS). Excellent and understandable the dynamic effects of the forces and moments in turning circle explained. A really good illustration for students, nautical officer and Captains to lead them to the dynamic basics and to refresh the knowldege. I can only recommend this video. Thanks for sharing."