(In-House Course)
SCOPE The course is essentially practical and consists mainly of a series of exercises performed on a ship handling simulator. Some classroom lectures, to provide the necessary theoretical background for the exercises, are included. Particular items dealt with in these lectures are illustrated either by including them as part of an exercises or by a separate simulator demonstration. Exercises are controlled by an instructor and initially, allow the trainees to become familiar with the equipment, the controls and the instrumentation provided by the simulator. The exercises increase in complexity as the course progresses and as trainees become familiar with the maneuvering characteristics of the ship model and its response to the engine and helm in various conditions. The final exercises deal with the planning and execution of as coastal passage from port to port and will make use of the knowledge and skills learned in all of the previous exercises. Equipment failure or malfunction may be introduced during an exercise to afford trainees practice in taking emergency remedial action. During exercises, trainees are expected to make use of effective bridge procedures, to comply with the International regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREG 1972), to observe the basic principles of keeping a navigational watch, as set out in regulation II/1 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, and to be familiar with the maneuvering characteristics of the vessel and perform tests as stated in the IMO Resolution A.751(18), INTERIM STANDARDS FOR SHIP MANEUVERABILITY. Each exercise will be preceded by a session for briefing and planning and be followed by a group discussion, led by the instructor, to analyze the actions and decisions of the trainees. It is a fact that the way human beings interact, communicate and make decisions in such situations are quite similar. So management errors are also similar. The course was developed as a result of research, which showed that most accidents are caused not by technical errors but by lack of competence and confidence in shiphandling.

OBJECTIVE The trainees who successfully complete this course will have gained experience in handling ships under various conditions and will make a more effective contribution to the bridge team during ship maneuvering. During this course, students will develop the knowledge and practical ability needed to be a ship handler.

channel effects and maneuvering in restricted waters. anchoring. ship pilots. ship maneuvering.An understanding of the effects on the behavior of the ship of: • wind • current • shallow water. banks and narrow channels • condition of loading. docking and undocking.Familiarization with the use of engines and helm for ship maneuvering. . Classroom lecture and the shiphandling simulator are used to the fulfilment of the requirement and standards of the course.A greater understanding and awareness of efficient bridge procedures during ship handling ENTRY STANDARDS Trainees should be a deck officer (operational of management level) COURSE CERTIFICATE. DIPLOMA OR DOCUMENT A Certificate will be issued to those who have successfully completed this course indicating that the holder has completed a training. Duration: 5 Days Training Venue: Victoria Building Schedule: Starts every Monday 2pm-8pm . trainees will gain: .A greater awareness of the importance of planning a passage or maneuver and the need for an alternative plan. . and . In particular. ship and tug interaction. emergency situations.SHIPHANDLING & MANEUVERING Topics include propulsion systems.

SHIP MANEUVERING AND TACTICS Pivot Point Sideslip or Skid Effects of Loaded Vessel Effects of Trim Effects of List Carrying Away Effects of Shallows Effects of Narrow Channels Effects of Bends Effects of Narrow Entrances Effects of Passing a Moored Ship 4. BASIC SHIPHANDLING MANEUVERS Turning Circle Zig-zag Maneuver Stopping Distance Additional Maneuvers Maneuvering for Man Overboard Anchoring and Mooring 1.0 4.0 3. INTRODUCTION Importance of the Course IMO Resolution and Conventions Standard Maneuver & Associated Terminology 2.0 5.COURSE OUTLINE SUBJECT AREA HOURS Lecture 2.0 . GENERAL SHIPHANDLING PRINCIPLES Standards for Ship Maneuverability Laws of Motion Controllable Forces Uncontrollable Forces 2.0 Simulation 1.5 2.5 5. THE BRIDGE SIMULATOR Importance of Bridge Simulator General Familiarization Bridge Simulator Control Operation Trial Maneuvers on Specific Ship’s Model 1.

EMERGENCY SHIPHANDLING Emergency Procedures Loss of propulsion Loss of steering Loss of essential equipment Loss of tug assistance Severe weather 1.5 HRS 30 Hours .0 6. FINAL WRITTEN ASSESSMENT Total Hours Total Number of Hours 1.0 8.0 2.0 14.0 Simulation 6. ADVANCE SHIPHANDING Traffic Separation Schemes and VTS Pilot Station Maneuvers Restricted Water Maneuvers Heavy Weather Search and Rescue Docking and Undocking Ship and Tug Interaction Dry Docking Handling a Very Large Vessels 7.5 HRS 15.SUBJECT AREA HOURS Lecture 2.

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