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MSRC develops a training program for piloting Capesize vessels in restricted waters

 

In preparation for the arrival of numerous Capesize vessels ranging from 180,000 to 210,000 dwt in the Port of Quebec, the MSRC has developed, for the Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots, a program specially designed for Deep-draught Ship Manoeuvres.

 

The MSRC has developed exercises closely replicating the reality of the most delicate manoeuvres of anchoring, avoidance, berthing and unberthing, with and without tugs. To make the most of these training sessions, the pilots each had their own bridge enabling them to perform a large number of exercises, with wasting any time, under the watchful eye of an experienced pilot.

 

“Every year, the safe navigation of thousands of vessels in the Lower St. Lawrence pilotage district depends on our expertise. Every year, we sail on a growing array of increasingly sophisticated ships. These new classes of tankers, cargo and cruise ships are faster, larger and rely on more advanced propulsion control systems with integrated, sophisticated electronic navigation technology," said Capt. Simon Pelletier, CLSLP pilot. “This means our pilots must constantly apply their extensive knowledge of local conditions to the varying performance characteristics of a large number of ship classes. Technology is changing what we need to know in order to properly discharge our duties and the FMS gives us an opportunity to offer users an outstanding level of service.”


 
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