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The Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots Inc. celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre


Québec City, October 1, 2015 – The Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots Inc. (CLSLP) is proud today to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC). Among those who attended the event are Jean D’Amour, Minister for Transport and the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy, and Mario Girard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Québec. The CLSLP is the first group of marine pilots in North America to possess this type of technological infrastructure.


With an initial private investment of over $3 million, the MSRC trains and develops CLSLP pilots and shares its simulation expertise with other pilots and marine professionals. Over the past 10 years, the MSRC has been training marine pilots and apprentice pilots from the region and elsewhere in the world. Its facilities simulate real navigational conditions and customize them to the environment of each participant.

 

“The MSRC’s reputation has grown steadily within the global maritime community since it was created in 2005. We are proud to see that its clients include all Canadian pilots as well as pilots from the United States, Brazil and soon Columbia. In 2014, the MSRC delivered more than 4,900 hours of customized training and development,” explained Captain Simon Mercier, President of the CLSLP.

The Centre has also acquired a solid reputation for its validation of new port infrastructures and the improvement of maritime safety, thanks to the expertise of its trainers, its knowledgeable staff and the valuable contribution of CLSLP pilots. The MSRC continually invests in its future to maintain its global leadership position.

 

“Infrastructures such as the MSRC are essential to Québec’s maritime industry, especially within the context of the implementation of our government’s Maritime Strategy. I applaud the vision of the Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots in creating this world-class facility,” said Jean D’Amour, Minister for Transport and the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy.

 

About the Marine Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC)

The MSRC’s mission is to ensure training and development for pilots belonging to the CLSLP and to share its expertise in simulation with other pilots and professionals in the maritime domain. The MSRC is an off-spin of the Corpration des pilotes du Bas Saint-Laurent.

About the Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots Inc.

The primary mission of the Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots is to ensure, in the public interest, the safe operation of ships between Québec City and Les Escoumins, including the Saguenay River


 
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