Training at Port Revel, the Shiphandling Training Centre
Françoise Massard
Greetings to the week’s students
Rowan from Sydney (at the bow) and Richard from Los Angeles (at the stern),
on board the
GRENOBLE
Gennady (with long hair) and Vadim, both from Novoship,
on board the
BERLIN

Mark (at the stern) and Wally (at the bow), both from Galveston,
on board the
BEN FRANKLIN
Our two instructors keep a watchful eye on the exercises on the Suez canal


Our instructors

SORTIE DE NUIT

Le Pilote, en cirés, disparaît dans la nuit
Rejoignant d'un pas vif, à son appontement,
Sa robuste vedette amarrée sous le vent
De la forte tempête qui maintenant rugit.

Dès qu'il franchit le bord on largue les amarres
Et le bateau pilote, mouvante silhouette,
Cingle vers l'océan, mêlant aux cris des mouettes
De ses puissants moteurs l'incessant tintamarre.

Bravant les éléments de la mer en furie,
Secouée violemment aux tangage et roulis,
La vedette progresse cependant vers le lieu
Où au loin apparaissent, embués dans les grains,
Les feux d'un gros navire qui attend, silencieux,
L'arrivée du pilote qui le prendra en mains.

JF Masson (28/01/96)

The other Port Revel instructors are:


Places to visit in the Chambaran region

Here are a few places to visit in the “Antonine area”, on the borders of the Dauphiné and Drôme regions, named after the Antonine hospital order of monks who built the Abbey of Saint-Antoine and made it a major shrine for the Catholic church in Europe for seven centuries.

A trip (and pilotage...) on the river Isère on board the Royans-Vercors
Water garden with petrifying fountains
(La Sône)
Chatte railway garden
(30 miniature trains - 1 km of track)
Choranche caves
with their… olm salamanders

 
Bressieux castle
(photo. A. de Graauw)
Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye: town hall
and 13th century abbey church

Centre de Port Revel 38870 Saint-Pierre de Bressieux (France) – www.portrevel.com
Tél. 33 (0)4 74 20 02 40 – Fax 33 (0)4 74 20 12 29 – port.revel@sogreah.fr

Last page

First page

 
© Françoise Massard
 
  www.cargos-paquebots.net