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Capt. Back on track!

Pilots and captains from all over the world are happy to be able to sail again on Lake Port Revel...

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On a French lake, mariners learn how not to get stuck in Suez canal

Francois Mayor nudged back on the power and made a subtle adjustment on the wheel as he coaxed his cargo vessel through a narrow point in the Suez Canal -- not the Egyptian one, but a replica in the middle of a French forest.

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Your Port Revel centre on LinkedIn!

Your Port Revel centre on LinkedIn! We invite you to follow us : your Port Revel center directly on our LinkedIn page! ⤵⤵ link to the LinkedIn page

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The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, the world's first 23,000 TEU

The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, the world's first 23,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent) vessel powered by liquefied natural gas, entered the fleet on September 22...

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The end of 2020 period saw heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures.


In 2020

The center opened in May 2020 until the end of October and was able to accommodate, with reinforced anti-covid19 procedures, 41 clients, French and European. It was thus possible to maintain the level of expertise of the center and to move new projects forward. The Spirit of Port Revel container ship has sailed for many weeks!


Seminar of Port Revel instructors

The Port Revel Instructors Seminar was held on November 20 and 21. For two days, they reviewed the entire pedagogy of the centre in order to improve its content. It also allows the latest recruits to familiarize themselves with the tool. They also provided an update on improvements and/or repairs to be made to the models and on the lake. Welcome to Eric Le Bolloc'h, a young retiree from the port of La Rochelle, who will take up his new coaching duties next season, starting in April 2020. Derlyn M, Sauban J, Boulanger P, Perrotin F, Le Bollock'h E, Vèche E, Jeanjean JP, Mercier B, Van Vliet M.


Congress Sydney October 29 2019

Port Revel is at the Sydney 2019 Congress. This is an opportunity for us to meet the maritime community, to build links with all the pilots present at this congress and to meet new customers so that they can discover all the training potential that Port Revel can bring them.


African Congress of Maritime Pilots

For the second year, the African Congress of Maritime Pilots started on Monday 14th of October 2019 at Tanger Med Port Center. This 3-day event welcomes 180 participants from 33 nationalities that represent 57 ports.


The Spirit of Port Revel navigate

Pilots from San Francisco and Vancouver have already used the new ship, the ULCS "Spirit of Port Revel". A very successful new model, number 12.


New dock n°5

Covering an area of 350 m², the new building allows us to accommodate 4 models in the basin and offers a very comfortable maintenance dock.


The D Day

On July 4th, the pilots of Houston and Aransas celebrated independence day, in the center of Port Revel. It was a very nice and friendly week. Thank you all. From left to right: Cpt. Gilberto MARTINEZ / Cpt. Bradley MILLER / Cpt.Sean COOK / Cpt. Cody LYNCH / Cpt. Kevin MONACO / Cpt.John DUNAWAY / Cpt. Douglas KELLY / Cpt. Steven NELSON


SPIRIT PORT REVEL arrived ......

Discover our new ship!

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Port Revel at the EMPA

The week of May 21st to 24th was the 53rd EMPA General Assembly in Liverpool, England.

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What's up at Port Revel?

In this end of year 2018, changes at Port Revel. Indeed, a new dock is coming out of the ground for receiving in a near future new manned models ships. This area will be composed of a large basin (16m x 10m) and a shipyard pier (17.50m x 8m). See you soon at Port Revel....


New Zealan congress

Port Revel to the Maritimes Pilots Congress in New-Zeland - in 2018, november. François Mayor, Director of Port Revel


Port Revel : the excellence of ship handling

Port Revel highlighted in the press.

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It's happening right now

Port revel at APA congress in Savannah 2018, October - USA Colucci Frederique and Mayor François


TV story on Port Revel

Port Revel presented in May on the French television.

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Inauguration of the wave machine

Thursday, June 7, 2018, the new wave machine was inaugurated in the presence of our trainees.


Modification on the rudder of Normandie

This winter we made a modification on the rudder of Normandie. We added a Becker flap rudder option in close cooperation with Becker


New cruise ship

A new cruise ship at Port Revel since April 2016 : the Cruise/Max New configuration as cruise ship fitted with 2 Becker/Flap rudders and a bridge forward


Wave making machine

After 40 years of service, the wave making machine has had a makeover!

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Port Revel: 50th anniversary

Port Revel celebrated its 50th anniversary last July

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Press & publications - Port Revelthe five-year history of a great adventure! (Louis Fournier)

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