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It turns out that supertankers and cruise ships have valets. They're called maritime pilots, and they're among the most elite ship handlers in the world. So where does one go to learn how to park the largest ships in the world? To the Maritime Pilots Institute in Covington, La. There, they use mini-versions of the behemoth boats to teach the basics. All aboard!

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Found on YouTube. Created by "St. Francis Yacht Club".

The Making of a Bay Pilot

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Found on YouTube. Created by "ISSIMS GmbH - Marine Prediction Technology".
SAMMON Lecturing Video describing
"Pivot Point Demonstration"

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This section should give a short introduction to:
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Functions and features
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Automatic communication.
SOLAS requirements.
AIS Information sent by ships.
Static information update. MMSI
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Voyage related information update.
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Sleeping target symbol.
Activated target symbol.
Selected target symbol.
Dangerous target symbol.
Lost target symbol.
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Symbol harmonization.
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Common reference.
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Speed Over Ground (SOG) Vector.
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Warning limits. CPA, TCPA
Automatic display selection.
Human interface.
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