Pilote, capitaine et instructeur de navire sur le lac de Port Revel

Ship handling training on manned models

Ship handling training on manned models

Normandie in Car Carrier

Normandie in Car Carrier

Spirit of Port Revel - ULCS

Spirit of Port Revel - ULCS

Tankers : Brittany and Gilda transit

Tankers : Brittany and Gilda transit

5 tugs to work in different ways

5 tugs to work in different ways

Ben Franklin in the Suez canal

Ben Franklin in the Suez canal

Port Revel has been training pilots and captains around the world for more than 50 years, with a fleet of 12 1/25 scale models on a 5-hectare lake reserved for trainees, a team of 9 skilled instructors and an administrative and technical staff of 7 people.


WHY TRAINING ?

Because human error is still the main cause of accidents.

WHY MANNED MODEL TRAINING ?

Because this is still the best way to acquire certain reflexes which, when the time comes, will make all the difference between being good and being the best. 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 ship handler to make mistakes. Scale models allow experimentation on ship behavior to explore unknown fields beyond the limits of safety.

Safety at sea is our common aim

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cruise ship training courses

Courses

Masters and Pilots will develop and acquire new skills and a better understanding of a ship's behaviour in restricted water conditions at manoeuvring speed.

Port Revel Lake for ship handling courses

Lake

An artificial lake remodeled to replicate the real conditions of navigation.

instructors for shiphandling courses

The instructors

The courses are given by extremely experienced instructors, (with at least 20 years of experience) all of whom are former maritime pilots.

Port Revel Lake for ship handling courses

Our history

Since 1952 until the present day, Port Revel has put in place an institutional with these clients

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Ship handlers said

Those who have been through the course are always enthusiastic and often grateful because the new techniques acquired.

 

Port revel videos - shiphandling courses

Videos

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Key figures

50 000 square meter of lake Port Revel

50 000

square meter of lake

11 manned models representing 22 vessels Port Revel

12

manned models representing 23 vessels

50 years of experience Port Revel

53

years of experience

7 000 captains/pilots since 1966 Port Revel

7 870

captains/pilots since 1966

25 000 square meter of the lake in shallow water areas

25 000

square meter of the lake in shallow water areas

 

In 2015, 98,7% of pilots are satisfied with the similitude

100%

of pilots are satisfied with the similitude

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Presentation of Port Revel

Partners

DNV SeaSkill - green shiphandling

Port Revel is certified by DNV SeaSkill

International Maritime Organization

Training on manned models is recommended by:

Cluster Maritime Français - shiphandling

Port Revel is a member of: