Maritime Simulation Institute was founded in 1974 by FlightSafety International with the business concept of employing simulators to train ship masters, mates, and pilots. Maritime Simulation Institute was the first maritime training organization in the United States to use ship simulators. In 2002 we were ISO 9001-2000 certified to design, develop, and conduct simulator based research and training for the maritime industry. Maritime Simulation Institute employs its simulators in research and port development on an international basis. We provide both standard and customized training to ship and tug companies, to individual mariners, and to the United States Navy.