New podded cruise ship at Port Revel

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Region: France
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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 ...

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Video Port Revel Ship Handling Training Centre

Port Revel is a ship handling training center for pilots, captains and officers. Unique in its kind, it allows to acquire new skills, to improve on different manned models at scale 1 / 25th.

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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.
See: http://www.portrevel.com

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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

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Opinion Scientific Fact: The ‘traditional’ understanding of the ship’s pivot point is wrong!

by Tim Cummins, Harbour Pilot, Portsmouth International Port - published

In fact, the pivot point that we “see” is a trick of the eye, it looks like the ship is rotating about this point but in fact it is elsewhere, a point that you cannot see.

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Opinion A Corrected Version on Positioning of Pivot Point

by Capt. Santosha K Naya - published

Understanding the fundamentals of the pivot point is highly required for understanding the alteration of the courses. Pivot point is an imaginary point on the vessel which turns on a circular path on the perimeter of vessel’s turning circle when the vessel makes a turn. The knowledge about the position of the pivot point in a manoeuvring situation provides the ship handler with the information on the geometry of motion of the ship.

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Video Two Way Traffic (The Texas Chicken). Explained by Capt. Lou Vest

Found on YouTube. Created by "Houston Maritime Education Center and Museum".
With ships as large as 175 feet wide and a channel a maximum of 500 feet wide, how to you safely pass? Former Houston ship channel pilot, Lou Vest, explains how ships fight against hydrodynamics to pass with such narrow margins.

https://houstonmaritime.org

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Article GPS (Part 3) - Accidental interferences and intended Interferences by extern technical sytems

by Capt. Gunter Schütze, Thailand/Germany - published

The vulnerability of GNSS in shore-based use is definitely different and to be regarded as much more risky than on the high seas.

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Video Knud Benedict Presentation on “Digital Twins” at IMLA SMU Seminar

Found on YouTube. Created by "ISSIMS GmbH & Institute: Innovative Simulation".
This is the recording of the presentation with the title:
“Digital Twins" as Key Maritime Technology Innovations for MET - and for Operation of Intelligent Ships
It was held at the MET Training Course by Shanghai Maritime University on Oct 27 2020 on the occasion of IMLA 40th anniversary

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Article Qastor 3 is now available - win a one year licence!

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QPS is pleased to announce that Qastor 3 is now available on iOS and Windows.

This brand new version of Qastor is a multi functional navigation platform, which has been developed, designed and tested in cooperation with world-class pilots. Explore straightforward navigation software with optimal docking and piloting capabilities.

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Opinion Marine Pilots: Unsung Heroes Of The Shipping Industry

published

Qualified pilots are usually employed by the local port or maritime administration, and provide their services to ships for a fee, calculated in relation to the ship’s tonnage, draught or other criteria.

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