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PREPARATION AND TRAINING FOR SAFE LARGE VESSELS TRANSITS

As the mega ships continues to unfold, the margin for error when large vessels approach and depart ports is nil. Improvements in port infrastructures, such as the the widening and the deepening of channels, along with upgrades to piers and cargo handling equipment is necessary for ports to capitalise on new economic opportunities.

In addition, the collaboration of humans and technology is necessary to make vessel berthing as safe as possible. In order to assess if ever-larger ships can safely navigate waterways, both ports and pilot organisations have turned to navigation simulators to verify and validate the most appropriate procedures. However, despite using these best practices, pilots are also being challenged by some waterways where port infrastructure has not yet been adapted for large vessels, so they must adapt as best they can until improvements are made.

Read the full article published by Port Technology, Spring Edition 73 - 2017

See MSRC's training syllabus for the seminar : 
Post Panamax Vessels, New Challenges for Pilots


For a virtual visit of the MSRC’s Navigation Bridges: http://www.sim-pilot.com/en/our-simulators/our-simulators.php






 
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