New podded cruise ship at Port Revel
published on 24 October 2019 - 130
A new 1:25 cruise ship manned model, the "Voyager", was added to our fleet in 2014. She is 311 m long and is fitted with 2 azimuthing pods (and one Fixipod) and powerful bow thrusters. Training is conducted in emergency conditions like engine failures, crash stops, tight turns ...
Video Presentation of manned ship models at Port Revel Shiphandling Training Centre
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 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 How AIS Works - Operation of AIS
Found on YouTube. Create by "Marine Online"
This section should give a short introduction to:
Operational aspects of AIS
Functions and features
The AIS transponder unit.
AIS Information sent by ships.
Static information update. MMSI
Dynamic information update.
Voyage related information update.
Checking AIS data. BIIT
Display Of AIS data.
Recommended AIS symbols.
Sleeping target symbol.
Activated target symbol.
Selected target symbol.
Dangerous target symbol.
Lost target symbol.
AIS information displayed on ARPA and ECDIS.
Minimum graphical information.
Priority of AIS target symbols.
AIS information on radar .
Suppressing dangerous targets.
Course Over Ground (COG) Vector.
Speed Over Ground (SOG) Vector.
Automatic target acquisition.
Warning limits. CPA, TCPA
Automatic display selection.
The human factor.
Video How the MSC ZOE lost its containers (Simulation by Marin.nl)
Video Presenting OpenBridge Desing System at DSD2020 in Oslo
I recently presented the OpenBridge design system at the Design System Day 2020 in Oslo. I talked about what OpenBridge is, how it differs from other design systems and where we are heading.
The conference was moved online due to the Corona virus, so I had to record the presentation using my mobile phone, and get Jon Olav from the lab to add the slides. So - apologize for the home quality of the presentation, but I hope you enjoy learning more about our work!
Since we launched the free OpenBridge Design System, 170 companies from all over the world has registered to access it. You, can find it here www.openbridge.no.
Article Securing pilot ladders at intermediate lengths
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 6 January 2020
Article e-book and international book order available: "Theory and Practices of Marine Pilotage" by Capt. Santosha K Nayak
This book was only available in some areas, now the author has created an e-book version. Furthermore it´s available on amazon as a paperback.
Completely new book on Ship manoeuvring techniques based on new revealing facts which have been brought to light. Must read for all the mariners to understand the behaviour of ships and how to control her behaviour during manoeuvring.