A Leader in Training and Development
Founded in 2005, the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) is a purpose-built marine pilot simulation training and turnkey port procedural development facility, offering unique navigational safety expertise in North America.
Owned and operated by working marine pilots, the MRSC provides state-of-the-art facilities that include:
- Four fully instrumented navigation bridges, with the capability to provide interactive scenarios with manned tug and large vessel simulations, including Post-Panamax ships, which allow pilots to practice manoeuvring techniques and enhance their skills.
- In-house capabilities which include building pilot-grade ship models (over 100 ship models) and customized geographic databases, enabling port development stakeholders to take an active part in determining risk mitigation and validation of new and existing infrastructure upgrades to validate economic development projects.
Simulator experience enables participants to:
- Manoeuvre in a range of geographical areas using many vessel models, all equipped with modern navigational instruments;
- Interact with other vessels (up to 300 per exercise);
- Navigate in conditions affecting ship-handling:
- Bank effects
- Squat effects
- Tidal effects
- Reduced visibility caused by fog, rain, etc.
- Perform complex manoeuvres with or without tugs.
The MSRC is a division of the Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots (CLSLP). The Centre’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 maritime professionals.