Ship Handling Appreciation Course 7-9th May 2017
The second course for Ship Handling Appreciation was successfully completed at the Authority for Marine Training Institute at Akko. The course was organized by Capt. Shlomo Uzan, Port Captain of the Port of Hadera and an instructor of Simulator training exercises for Port Pilots together with Capt. Michael Kris, Manager of the Simulator Center at the Institute.
The Institute informs that the course teaches the participants to understand the principles and limitations of maneuvering ships in ports, the responsibilities of the Master and Pilot, use of tugs, the effects of weather on maneuvers along with the rules in Israel and the world about the safety limitations near and in ports.
The duration of the course is three days and is conducted in the modern updated Bridge Simulator at the Institute and is suitable for Port Managers, Shipping Companies, Ministry of Transport (Shipping Division), Israel Navy, the Israel Ports Company, Surveyors and Marine Lawyers et al.
It is further added that the course is taught in small groups in order to enable each and every participant to check all aspects opposite the most senior professionals.
The Director to the Marine Authority Mr. Giora Dash says that Managers of Coal Companies, the Israel Ports Company and Israeli Naval Officers took part in the present course. The next course is planned for July and after that additional courses will be conducted every few months.
Hebrew version here
Photography: Zohar Ferro
Pilots and Tug Masters in the Simulator
Pilots and Tug Masters practicing in the simulator in December 2016.
Simulator Update December 2015
The latest update of the Authority simulator was celebrated on December 8th. The updated TRANSAS software now allows 360 degree display and a more accurate sense of depth and distance, due to eight new projectors.
Among the dignataries attending the occasion were Mr. Shlomo Briman Dircetor of the israel Ports Company, Director of Ports and Shipping of the Ministry of Transport Capt. Yigal Maor, Representative of the Israel Ports Company Gidi Gilman and the Director of the Marine Education and Training Authority Giora Dash.
Dangerous Goods Facility
A facility for dealing with hazardous substances was inaugarated at the Marine Education Authority in Sptember 2012. This is a joint venture of the Authority and the Eco-Safe company.
The facility trains personnel to deal with Ammonia leakages or spillages of other dangerous liquids and chemicals.
Firefighting and Survival Facility
The activities in the Firefighting and Survival facility include training of cadets, skippers and National Firefighting units.