Training for Navigating the Suez Canal

The Ship Handling Research and Training Centre in Poland is a very unique school. This is where ship's pilots can learn how to steer through the biggest, most crucial ports, locks, and canals on earth, like the Panama Canal and the Suez canal. This training is meant to supplement on-the-job training with more experienced pilots, not to replace that experience. The goal is to keep from becoming a global meme, like the Ever Given a couple of years ago. They use a combination of computer simulations and real piloting. The school uses ships and courses that are scaled at only 1/24th the size of the the real thing, but that's still surprisingly big. They also use current generators to recreate various real-world conditions. Tom Scott talked them into letting him pilot one of these ships without taking the entire course, just for funsies. I don't think he's going to try for a job with Evergreen or any other shipping company. but someday, you might.    

Oh yeah, they have another of these training facilities in France, too.

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