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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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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