Video Presentation of manned ship models at Port Revel Shiphandling Training Centre
published on 24 October 2019
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....
Video New podded cruise ship at Port Revel
published on 24 October 2019
Video Very descriptive: Piston Effect when entering lock.
published on 10 May 2020
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 Maritime Pilots' Institute
published on 4 July 2019
The Maritime Pilots Institute is the premier training facility for River Pilots employing a mix of virtual and real world facilities. Located in Covington Louisiana, we are 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans while offering the safety and amenities of small town life.
The training presents a balance between simulated locations with a variety of environmental conditions and manned scale models of cargo ships in a series of lakes with docking and currents and live factors such as wind and...
Video Safe Passage in The Singapore Strait - Eastbound
published on 11 July 2020
Safe Passage in The Singapore Strait is a training package of two videos and an Interactive computer-based learning module produced by the maritime authorities of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The aim is to improve safe navigation in the Strait. It is distributed free of charge worldwide. Copyright is with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (c) 2016.
Article Adding map and speedometer widgets in your time-lapse video
by River Pilot Kris De Decker - published on 29 September 2021
Opinion Master pilot exchange (MPEX) – share your information
by Gard AS - published on 4 September 2020
Article Results online survey into the securing methods of pilot ladders
by Herman Broers - published on 5 March 2021
It has been shown that a majority (51%) of pilot ladders is secured by means of D-shackles, when secured at intermediate length. Previous research (Evans, 2020) has proven that this method has only about 50% of the strength of the pilot ladder when secured at full length (“double ended ladder”), or by means of the “endless-sling” method.