Port Revel has been training pilots and captains around the world for more than 55 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 admin and technical staff of 7 people.
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.
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.
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An artificial lake remodeled to replicate the real conditions of navigation.
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The courses are given by extremely experienced instructors, (with at least 20 years of experience) all of whom are former maritime pilots.
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Since 1952 until the present day, Port Revel has put in place an institutional with these clients.
Ship handlers said
Those who have been through the course are always enthusiastic and often grateful because the new techniques acquired.
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of pilots are satisfied with the similitude
Port Revel is certified by DNV SeaSkill
Training on manned models is recommended by:
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Disability referent: François MAYOR
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