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Job Offer – Navigation Instructor

18 June 2021

The MSRC is looking for a qualified and competent individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who is willing to work as a team and represent our organization to its clients and business partners, both in Quebec City and abroad. Click here to learn more about this exceptional career opportunity.  

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New National Centre of Expertise on Maritime Pilotage

9 June 2021

The MSRC applauds CMPA’s launch of the National Centre of Expertise on Maritime Pilotage and is honoured to be a part of this unprecedented hub of professional knowledge and technical expertise on maritime pilotage.  

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The MSRC offers its first Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (BRM-P) course online

17 May 2021

Interview with MSRC instructor and member of the Corporation of Lower Saint Lawrence Pilots, Captain Daniel Ouimet The BRM-P course is usually given in class, but with the pandemic, the MSRC has adapted and now offers some training online. Q– How was your first experience as an instructor in this online environment? A– I really […]

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The TSB Conducts Simulations at the MSRC

8 March 2021

The TSB, a leader in its field, shares knowledge and experience with the international transportation safety community to advance transportation safety worldwide. Recently, the TSB called on MSRC’s team to conduct part of their investigation into a collision between two bulk carriers. The simulations using two of MSRC’s interactive bridges allowed them to better understand […]

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The MSRC Welcomes a New Instructor to its Team!

2 March 2021

Having graduated from the Institut Maritime du Québec in 2006, Simon is currently a specialized navigation instructor at the Maritime Simulation and Resource Center (MSRC) in Quebec City, Canada. Prior to joining the MSRC, he was employed as captain of a Voith Schneider tugboat in Baie-Comeau for Groupe Océan and for Svitzer from 2015-2021. Simon was […]

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Ottawa Gives Green Light for Contrecœur Project

2 March 2021

The MSRC is proud to have conducted the feasibility study for the maritime terminal construction project in Contrecœur recently approved by the federal government. As with the Rio Tinto project announced last week, the MSRC carried out simulations to confirm that ship manoeuvring at the new terminal could be done in a safe manner. It […]

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Feasibility Study Translates to a $105M Investment

25 February 2021

Rio Tinto recently announced a $105M investment to modernize its harbour facilities in Port Alfred, Quebec. “Marine transportation is vital to our industry; modernizing docks is first and foremost an investment in safety,” said Martin Lavoie, Director of Operations at Rio Tinto’s Vaudreuil plant. Rio Tinto’s Project Development and Studies office in Jonquière called on […]

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The MSRC is Recruiting!

28 January 2021

The MSRC is looking for a qualified and competent individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, who is willing to work as a team and represent our organization to its clients and business partners. Looking for a fascinating carreer in the maritime industry? Click here to learn more!

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MSRC Now Offering SEAiq Application for Pilots Online Training

21 January 2021

…and we are already getting positive feedback! “MSRC’s new online SEAiq training is just what we were hoping it to be. The content was appropriate and allowed us to follow along with the instructor on very similar units, effectively delivering the hands-on experience despite the online environment. The fact that the instructor is himself a […]

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Witherbys releases Parallel Index Techniques in Restricted Waters

15 October 2020

Witherby Publishing Group and the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre are pleased to announce the release of Parallel Index Techniques in Restricted Waters. Incl. RADAR Errors and Limitations. Use of ARPA and Chart Overlays (2nd Edition). Authored by Capt. Alain Victor, Instructor (retired) with the MSRC, the manual was developed to answer a pressing need […]

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Quebec expertise is an international benchmark

13 October 2020

Marine pilots come from all over Canada, the United States and around the world for training at the Maritime Simulation and Resource Center (MSRC) in Quebec City. A hidden gem for the general public. Read the whole article on La Presse. (in French only)

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The MSRC is Open for Business

14 September 2020

The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) is open for business and our small but mighty team is working hard to ensure the health and safety of our employees and our visitors. Of course, it is not business as usual, but every effort is being made to make it seem that way. By now, we […]

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The MSRC welcomes a new instructor to its team!

31 August 2020

Marie-Eve Lessard graduated from the Institut Maritime du Québec, and before joining the #MSRC, worked as ship operator managing tankers, dry bulk, and general cargo vessels. Prior to this, she acted as Marine Safety and Quality Superintendent. She specializes in dynamic positioning and participated in various exploration and exploitation operations for petroleum products in international […]

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The MSRC Releases Instructional Video on the IHO standard S-102 Bathymetric Surface Product

23 June 2020

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada – June 23, 2020 – The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), a world-class pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, is pleased to announce the release of an informational video on the new S-102 standards on surface bathymetry products. In the video, Captain Pascal Rhéaume, pilot and member of […]

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The MSRC Welcomes VIP Visitors

27 March 2020

As previously announced, the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) wants to promote the implementation of the new S-100 standards to provide mariners with access to additional information and greater versatility in the display of these data. What better platform than the 2020 CHC Conference to present an update regarding this ground-breaking collaborative project? We also took […]

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Mariners’ Workshop 2020

3 February 2020

On Thursday, January 30th, CLSLP pilot Captain Pascal Rhéaume and CHS representative Jonathan Morin presented a summary and progress report of the new S-102 standards project at the 2020 Mariners’ Workshop. As previously announced on November 5, the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) wishes to promote the implementation of the new S-100 standards to provide mariners […]

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WSP, CLSLP, MSRC and Sakhalin are awarded a contract to implement new bathymetry, surface current and tidal standards

5 November 2019

Quebec City, Quebec — November 5, 2019 — WSP, one of the world’s largest professional engineering consulting firms, in partnership with maritime navigation software provider Sakhalin, the Corporation of Lower Saint Lawrence Pilots Inc. (CLSLP), and the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), announced that it has entered into a contract to provide pilots and […]

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The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre Delivers Joint Training to Houston Pilots and G&H Towing Tug Masters

21 October 2019

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada – October 21, 2019 – The Maritime Simulation Resource Centre (MSRC), a world-class pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, recently delivered Escort Operation and Post-Panamax training to a group of pilots and tug captains from Houston, Texas. The Escort Tug course provides an overview of escort tug operations principles […]

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The MSRC Wins Bid for the Training of the Great Lakes Pilots

23 September 2019

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada – September 22, 2019 – The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), a world-class pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, is pleased to announce that it has been granted a four-year contract, with an optional additional year, to provide training for all pilots under the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority […]

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Ministre Champagne Visits the MSRC

8 July 2019

This week, the MSRC was honoured to welcome the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, as part of his tour promoting the St. Lawrence River as an important trade route in Canada’s and Quebec’s economic development.

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New ECDIS Training Course

8 July 2019

The MSRC was solicited by a group of pilots to develop an ECDIS e-Navigation course for pilots. The resulting training course is compliant with the American Pilot Association navigation technology committee’s guidelines and recommendations. This week, MSRC’s instructors gave the course for the first time to a group of pilots from Houston and were joined […]

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The MSRC Keeps Extending its Reach

17 June 2019

Captain Pascal Rhéaume, one of MSRC’s pilots/instructors travelled to Halifax to offer SEAiq training some of the local APA pilots. Six marine pilots received detailed training on the SEAiq Pilot software from MSRC’s Captain Rhéaume, a Class A pilot with the Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots with considerable experience using PPUs and SEAiq Pilot […]

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The MSRC Provides SEAiq Training to the Pilotes de la Loire

10 June 2019

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada – June 10, 2019 – The Maritime Simulation Resource Centre (MSRC), a world-class pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, recently provided SEAiq training to the Pilotes de la Loire in Nantes, France. The two-day training was requested by Yannick David who is responsible for the Nantes simulator (Syndicat des Pilotes du […]

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The MSRC Develops Two New Ship Models

5 June 2019

The MSRC has been contracted to develop two new ship models, a Chinamax bulk carrier (327m x 55m x 22M) which has called on the Port of Sept-Iles, and a 174k m3 membrane twin screw, diesel electric LNG carrier, which will be used for simulations for the GNLQ project on the Saguenay River. Using state-of-the-art […]

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The MSRC Welcomes Iron Ore Canada Pilots

31 May 2019

The MSRC is pleased to welcome Iron Ore Canada (IOC) pilots for their first visit at our training centre. Earlier this week, they participated in the BRM-P course and were later joined by Ocean Group tug captains for training on Azimuthing propulsion systems. This 3-day course enables navigators to become acquainted with the azimuthal mode […]

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MSRC Attends 2019 EMPA Conference

29 May 2019

The MSRC is very pleased to have attended last week’s 2019 EMPA Conference (European Maritime Pilots Association) in Liverpool and would like to thank the organizing committee for all their hard work in making this event possible. The information a pilot must process while carrying out his or her duties is quite extensive: tides, currents, […]

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Minister for Transport Chantal Rouleau Visits the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC)

30 April 2019

On March 19, 2019, Chantal Rouleau, Québec’s Minister for Transport, visited the MSRC facilities in the Port of Québec. Minister Rouleau toured our facility, met with our staff and even took the wheel in one of our simulators. Carl Robitaille, President of the Corporation of Lower Saint Lawrence Pilots (CLSLP) provided the Minister with a […]

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EMANUEL HUARD JOINS THE MARITIME SIMULATION AND RESOURCE CENTRE

26 April 2019

Quebec City, April 29, 2019 — Mr. Paul Racicot, Director of the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), is pleased to announce the arrival of Emanuel Huard to its team. Mr. Huard took over his duties as instructor on March 11. Emanuel Huard is a graduate of the Institut Maritime du Québec and holds an […]

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The MSRC Provides Simulation Analysis for LNG Transits in the Saguenay River

4 April 2019

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada – April 3, 2019 – The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) is pleased to announce that it has played a key role for the Énergie Saguenay project, spearheaded by GNL Québec, for the construction of a natural gas liquefaction complex at Port Saguenay. The LNG complex will be installed on […]

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Bonhomme Carnaval Visits the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre

8 February 2019

Many of our guests at the MSRC are great fans of Quebec’s Winter Carnival. So this year we thought we would surprise our current guests, pilots from Houston and from Halifax, with the visit of the event’s iconic figure, Bonhomme Carnaval. Bonhomme took a few moments to sit down at the wheel of a large […]

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Captain Louis Rhéaume joins the MSRC

23 January 2019

Quebec, February 19, 2019 – Mr. Paul Racicot, Director of the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), is pleased to announce the arrival of Captain Louis Rhéaume to the team. Mr. Rhéaume joined the MSRC on January 28 and will supervise the implementation of maritime expertise projects and provide his professional and administrative experience to the […]

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The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre Welcomes a New Communications and Business Development Assistant

1 November 2018

Quebec City, Quebec, November 15, 2018 – The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) is pleased to welcome Ms. Catherine Constantin as Communications and Business Development Assistant, responsible for the MSRC’s commercial and media relations. In collaboration with management, Ms. Constantin will also contribute to the development of new business for the Centre. She joins […]

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Interview of the month: Paul Racicot – Director of MSRC

5 June 2017

The renown the MSRC has acquired over the years results from the strategic advantage it enjoys due to its resources’ experience and its navigation simulators’ high-level performance, which allow it to offer very specialized training and contribute actively to validating marine engineering projects. The members of the MSRC training team, highly experienced instructors who are […]

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How Simulation Improves Port Operations

29 April 2017

Preparation and Training for Safe Large Vessel Transits With ever-larger ships calling, ports see opportunities in growth and competitiveness. But before the pilots agree to accommodate longer, wider, higher and deeper vessels, a meticulous process needs to take place. The pilots, together with the various local government, industries, environmental and even citizen committees, must evaluate […]

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Technology serving the St. Lawrence pilots

4 August 2015

It is said that a bit of the St. Lawrence River flows through the veins of every Quebecer. In the case of the 185 pilots who command the ships that sail up or down the river between Montreal and Les Escoumins, this is particularly true. These pilots share navigation on the river in three sections: […]

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Houston Pilots Train for Post-Panamax Vessels at the MSRC

20 March 2015

(Safety at Sea, Oct. 2017) The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) now offers pilots two-day, customizable simulation courses to meet the challenges of handling post-Panamax vessels at their facilities in Quebec City. The article can also be read at: The Hellenic Shipping News, Port Technology, Maritime Executive, The Professional Mariner, Marine Link.

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Minister Jean D’Amour Highlights the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre’s 10th Anniversary

10 January 2013

October 2, 2015 – The Minister of Transport and Implementation of the Maritime Strategy and Minister responsible for the Lower St. Lawrence Region, Mr. Jean D’Amour, yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), a division of the Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots. He began by praising the centre’s […]

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