Presentation of manned ship models at Port Revel Shiphandling Training Centre
published on 24 October 2019 - 212
Port Revel is used for shiphandling training of maritime pilots, masters and officers on a 5 ha lake with 11 manned model ships representing 20 vessels, and 4 tugs at scale 1:25 and DGPS tracking system. Instructors are former maritime pilots.
Training on the scale models provides experience that could never be gained on real ships for the simple reason that neither ship-owners nor local authorities would allow such risks to be taken. Scale models allow the shiphandler to make mistakes. Scale models allow experimentation on ship behaviour to explore unknown fields beyond the limits of safety.
Periodic training on scale models will maintain your shiphandling skills at the highest level and periodic evaluations will show it.
Video New podded cruise ship at Port Revel
Video Very descriptive: Piston Effect when entering lock.
Found on YouTube. Created by "Port Revel". From 2011...
Two new locks were introduced in 2009 for training in the new Panama lock conditions with or without tug(s). This video shows the famous "piston effect" when entering the lock at an impressive speed of 10 knots with a high blockage factor.
Port Revel provides shiphandling training using manned models for maritime pilots, masters and officers: http://www.portrevel.com
Video Safe at sea with satellites (AIS)
Found on YouTube. Created by "European Space Agency, ESA"
At sea, space technology is used to help save lives every day: managing traffic between ships, picking up migrants and refugees in distress or spotting oil spills. The European Space Agency is once again at the forefront developing new technologies and satellites: to keep us safe at sea and to monitor the environment. Space makes a difference here on Earth and certainly at sea where there is no infrastructure.
Recommendation by Marine-Pilots.com
AIS services are offered by, for example:
Video Maneuvering information onboard - Pilot Card, Wheelhouse Poster and ...
Found on YouTube. Created by "Steering Mariners".
This video explains the IMO resolution on the provision and display of maneuvering information on board ships, particularly the pilot card, wheelhouse poster and maneuvering booklet. the layout and contents of each are explained as well.
Contents of this video will benefit mariners preparing for exams (written and oral examinations).
Mariners will also benefit by watching the following videos:
Duties of the SAR mission coordinator: https://youtu.be/9J3q6XczIGE
Duties of the on-scene commander: https://youtu.be/qoKBAi-ld-s
Rescue form a disabled ship: https://youtu.be/-yacDU2fkj0
Track line search: https://youtu.be/uJ1pjRCzzu0
Contour Search: https://youtu.be/lEW9RUJOHns
Expanding square search: https://youtu.be/Cxyc38xBOqk
Parallel sweep search: https://youtu.be/ckbQ4Ob4t_s
Coordinated vessel aircraft search: https://youtu.be/e16f0rV0ysQ
Sector search: https://youtu.be/Ca0sIgZDugI
Search and rescue helicopter: https://youtu.be/Hb79JTG1aTs
Computing the search area: https://youtu.be/85Iv3jWbQ7M
Contents of a GMDSS radio logbook: https://youtu.be/-l1K_ZYgy6k
Ship reporting systems: https://youtu.be/I-_QCAXRpjE
Ship routeing system: https://youtu.be/5bOqqf0q0Y0
Master-pilot information exchange: https://youtu.be/iOosAnaqLTY
Factors deciding the composition of engine room: https://youtu.be/Au5APrNJ6V0
Factors deciding the composition of a bridge watch: https://youtu.be/tn4qLie_ghk
Contents of a pilot card: https://youtu.be/6IqcFiWeWX4
IMO guidelines for piracy waters: https://youtu.be/wNbn-RiTDC4
Decision support system: https://youtu.be/gyzfVR2W65Y
Use of ground tackle for beached vessel: https://youtu.be/Y14EVfdI9pg
Heaving to: https://youtu.be/kKtyVCpoIBk
Accidents using watertight doors: https://youtu.be/tJWBYQwoeOs
Video How the MSC ZOE lost its containers (Simulation by Marin.nl)
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Article GPS (Part 1) - Structure, mode of operation, technical and physical fundamentals of GPS
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Article A Pilot named Ziggy from Ngqura (Africa)
published on 19 August 2020
Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Ngqura customers can count on experienced piloting services when their vessels are being moved in and out of the port. Ngqura boasts the services of Marine Pilot Ziggy (Siegfried) Duwe (62), who has achieved more than 4,000 ship movements in the last 12 years. He is the first pilot with this accomplishment in Algoa Bay, according to company records.