The Center for Maritime and Professional Training’s 40 Hour Advanced Ship Handling in Manned Models

Our Program is…

• The only U.S. Coast Guard Approved Advanced Ship Handling in Manned Models Program.

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ship interactions. Throughout the course. anchoring and various maneuvering techniques. shiphandling theory. participants will be monitored and evaluated on their performance and achievement of the learning objectives. will be complemented by exercise specific briefings. The practical. . channels. anchorages and piers. Material covered will include principles of similarity or “similitude” (specific to the manned-models). At the end of the course. lectures and critiques in which classic shiphandling theories and techniques will be reviewed and discussed. on-the-water exercises. stopping and turning. deep and shallow water navigation. Training will take place in scale manned model ships at a site designed to simulate waterways. docking/undocking. Exercises include understanding the effects of wind and current. a certificate will be issued to successful candidates to establish or renew their qualifications. and all of the elements detailed within the STCW 1995 Code pertaining to “Maneuver and handle a ship in all conditions”.SCOPE of the Manned Model Program The purpose of this course is to engage participants in the principles and practices associated with maneuvering and handling ships in various conditions.

Preparing to enter the Anchorage. .

ADVANCED SHIPHANDLING TECHNIQUES  Vessel interaction  Movement of the pivot point  Advance and transfer  “Pumping” rudder to shorten turns  Crabbing: momentum  Bow thruster work  Slow speed maneuvering  Shallow water maneuvering  Wind effect  Stopping and turning  Docking and undocking  Use of anchor in channels  Use of anchor in docking  Specialized anchoring  Emergency maneuvering .


exchange ideas and experiences with one other and attempt maneuvers they have yet to perform on actual ships. A licensed First Class Pilot completing this course will have had the opportunity to attempt difficult maneuvers and satisfy professional curiosity about maneuvers otherwise possessing too much risk to attempt in actual ships. officers and pilots will have the opportunity to enhance their skills. . Overall.COURSE OBJECTIVE The Center for Maritime and Professional Training expects a senior deck officer will have gained confidence in the art of shiphandling upon the completion of this course and may feel more capable of attempting maneuvers traditionally reserved for Pilots and Docking Pilots.

Morning mist in the South East Channel .

class composition will typically consist of participants with similar background and skill level.ENTRY STANDARDS Although this course is designed primarily for First Class Pilots and senior level Deck Officers. Apprentice Pilots and Deck Officers seeking to upgrade their credentials would benefit from this course. Generally. .

Daybreak at Great Herring Pond .

COURSE DESCRIPTION The course begins at 0800 hours with an introduction and detailed overview of the course on main campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. the principal facilitator will announce starting and ending times. Cold weather gear. manned ship models. Students will conduct shiphandling exercises in electrically powered. The total course will be forty hours. scaled down. steering in confined and shallow water. anchor work. All maneuvering and/or simulation exercises will have a critique. meeting and overtaking in confined waters. beverages. lunches and snack will be provided by the Center for Maritime and Professional Training. The vast majority of the course will be conducted off campus at the Keith Hartford Sailing Center on Great Herring Pond. The maneuvers expected of the students include basic ship handling fundamentals. docking and undocking. but students can expect days to begin at 0700 and end around 1600. . Some exercises may be recorded at the facilitator’s discretion. Every maneuvering exercise is preceded with a comprehensive briefing by the facilitators. and emergency procedures.

.The Keith Hartford Sailing Center. home of the Manned Model Program.

This 125-square nautical mile gaming area provides many different locations for a variety of shiphandling training conducted. The property was generously given to Massachusetts Maritime Academy by the Hartford family to foster the Academy’s Sailing Program. . and five miles east to west. Frequent intercollegiate sailing contests occur during the spring and fall.Great Herring Pond – Keith Hartford Sailing Center Great Herring Pond is one of the more beautiful ponds in southeastern Massachusetts. It is the home of Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Keith Hartford Sailing Center. there are several locations available to continue training. For the purposes of the Advanced Shiphandling Training in Manned-models. Great Herring Pond measures to scale twenty-five (25) nautical miles north to south. When significant windage and fetch make one area unsuitable.

Great Herring Pond MMA Sailing Center Hartford Bay Southwest Cove Shallow Water Channel Southeast Channel .

.The Manned Model Fleet moored for the day.

. Four (4) manned-models may be used at any one time. will function as the principal instructor. A trained facilitator will be assigned to each model when underway to operate the model and provide guidance as needed. approved by the USCG. The student/teacher ratio will minimally be 8:1 during lectures.CLASS LIMITATIONS (SIZE/RATIO) Class enrollment shall be limited to not more than eight (8) students per training course to allow each student sufficient practice and attention with respect to maneuvering and shiphandling techniques and skills. Additionally. a qualified Dock Master will be present for safety and emergency situations. One instructor. in addition to the operator. and about 2:1 in underway labs. The manned-model ships can accommodate on average three (3) students each.

Our newly renovated boat house provides an excellent location for lectures and briefings. .

This will certify that the holder has successfully completed a course of training that meets or exceeds the level of knowledge specifically required in the IMO model course regarding training in ship maneuvering and handling. STCW Code Section A-II/2 applies. .COURSE CERTIFICATE Upon successful completion of the course and assessments. a Certificate of Training will be issued in accordance with the IMO requirements of STCW. as amended in 2010. Additional certificate reference will be made toward USCG Approval of a 40-hour Advanced Shiphandling Training Course as detailed in the national assessment guidelines. and the USCG national assessment guidelines (as promulgated).

Preparing to overtake the tanker Massachusetts. .

Each instructor will be in the employment of Massachusetts Maritime Academy either as a member of the Department of Marine Transportation or as an instructor for the Center for Maritime and Professional Training. . by experience and/or training. e.Our Instructors Instructors shall hold a valid USCG license as Oceans Master (Unlimited tons) or First Class Pilot and shall have demonstrated. We have a staff of facilitators who come to us from a richly diverse maritime background representing well over two centuries of shiphandling experience. “Train the Trainer”. It is not just our manned models and beautiful Cape Cod facility that we provide to our students. Center for Maritime and Professional Training. Staff credentials and resumes may be viewed upon written request to the Director. proficiency in maneuvering and handling ships. They shall also have demonstrated experience in teaching at an approved training facility and have completed a course to enhance pedagogical skills.g.

J . in that time he was Master of break-bulk. Containerization and Modern Cargo Handling. He sailed with Isthmian Lines from 1964-1966.Kerry Fitzpatrick graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1964. teaching courses in Applied Ship Handling. container and Lash vessels from 15. then Farrell Lines and its successor. on the Australian. . He has been an instructor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy since his retirement. from 1967-2002. He was also Master as part of the pre-positioned fleet in the Indian Ocean. He sailed as Master the last 20 years. West African and Mediterranean trades. Coastal and Celestial Navigation. He is a member and trustee of the Boston Marine Society and is presently Associate Director of the Center for Maritime and Professional Training at the Academy.000 to 32.Captain Kerry Fitzpatrick Principal Facilitator Capt.000 gross tons. E-Ships (P&O Nedlloyd).

He served in the Navy as Lt. he went to work for Boston Towboat Company. as well as ports on the North and South Shores of Massachusetts. Returning to the USA in 1964. Mason. and as Facilitator at Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Center for Maritime and Professional Training. when he was engaged by Monrovia Port Management Company in Liberia. Since his retirement in 1999 Captain Mason has served on the Board of Managers of the Mariners House in Boston. . West Africa as tugboat captain.Captain Ronald F. Instructor Captain Ronald Mason Graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1958. In 1986 Captain Mason joined Boston Towing and Transportation as docking pilot. where he docked vessels of all sizes and tonnages in Boston Harbor. where he served as Mate and Master on tugs until 1986. (JG) on board an Essex Class carrier until 1960 and then worked for various steamship lines as mate until 1962. His duties included the piloting and docking of ships of any tonnage.

Marine Transportation 1990 M. Education: Massachusetts Maritime Academy: B. Master’s License. (in progress) San Francisco State University . Captain. San Francisco Bar Pilots (Retired 19721986). U. Instructor Captain Nolan originated our manned model program. President and CEO of Nolan Associates. Any Gross Tons. USNR (Retired 1998). After a long career at sea and as a San Francisco bar pilot Jim was invited to instruct at the Navy’s Little Creek. Sacramento and Redwood City.S.A.Capt. Nolan USNR (Ret. Seamanship and Navigation 1959 B.S. Senior Training Specialist 1984-1998. He returned to active duty and taught ship handling there from 1984 until 1998. Maritime Consultants. Navy.).S. VA manned model facility. James S. Jim was instrumental in originating the manned model course at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. 9-11 Issue: 1st Class Pilotage San Francisco Bay and Tributaries from the Gulf of the Farelones to Stockton. Ocean.

Coast Guard Academy.S. “Sea Cloud” and Sea Cloud II”. In addition to serving as a Senior Technical Advisor to the Manned Models program.S. Instructor Capt. Red retired from sixteen years as Master of the 3 and 4 Masted Bark Rigged Passenger Vessels. Steam.S. Coast Guard service. he currently serves as Pilot Commissioner for the State of Massachusetts. . Said experience includes thirty-three years active U. operated by the Sea Cloud Cruises. “Red” Shannon is a Master. He was assigned to the USCG Bark “Eagle” as Sailing Master and was a Facilitator in SCANTS (Ship Control and Navigation Training Simulator) for ten years at the U. “Red” Shannon.Captain Richard T. U. Motor and Sail Vessels any gross tons upon Oceans with First Class Federal Pilotage. Red has fifty years deepwater and coastal sailing experience in all types of vessels.

He joined Sheridan Transportation Company in 1990 and recently retired as Master with US Shipping.Captain James P. He was Chief Mate and Master with Ingram Oceans Systems from 1975-1985 and then served with Crowley Maritime as Master on their container ships from 1985-1990. He began his seafaring career on Victory ships and then moved to tankers with Texaco and Gulf. Instructor Pat Crane graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1969. “Pat” Crane. Pat is a member of the Boston Marine Society and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers .

The Manned Model Fleet .

The Patriot State Displacement Length Beam Draft 16. 26 Ft (Mean) SHP Propulsion Propeller(s) Bow Thruster Rudder 11.000 Diesel Single. Fixed Pitch 2.000 HP. 84 Ft.070 Long Tons 581 Ft. .

Fixed Pitch 1. 22 Ft (Mean) 11. Beam Draft SHP Propulsion Propeller(s) Bow Thruster 84 Ft.The Bay State Displacement Length 15.500 HP. .000 Steam Single.250Long Tons 581 Ft.

The Massachusetts Displacement Length 196. Spade .000 HP. 26. Fixed 2. Bow & Stern Single.000 Long Tons 906 Ft. Beam Draft SHP Propulsion Propeller(s) Bow Thruster Rudder 55 Ft.700 Steam Single. 173 Ft.

000 Twin Screw Twin Rudder Bow and Stern Thrusters .800 T LOA: 616’ Beam: 106’ Draft: 36-39’ SHP: 18.Introducing the latest addition to our fleet: The twin screw tanker BOSTON • • • • • • • • • Scale: 25:1 Displ: 54.

Monday Morning  Introduction  Model safety Afternoon   Concepts of similitude Basic Shiphandling Principles including internal and external forces     Facility procedures Wind Current Acclimation of student’s senses to similitude   Model characteristics and indicator equipment Height of Eye   Navigation/communication procedures Open water wind effects on stopped vessel .

Maneuvering in close quarters .

Tuesday Morning    Maneuvering Characteristics Internal control Pivot Point    Afternoon Proper use of external forces Approach speeds and control Approach angles   RPM Effects Maneuvering trials including port/starboard turns. and stopping    Effect of wind on vessel at various speeds Making a lee – Pilot embarkation Steering ranges with cross wind at various speeds Approaching berth with different wind conditions     Acceleration/deceleration Wheel and rudder effects Thruster efficiency and effectiveness Emergency Stopping  .

Maneuvering for an Underway Replenishment .

Wednesday Morning  Docking/ Undocking  Maneuvering in shallow water  Steering channel  Turning in narrow channels  Undocking/docking with tugs Afternoon  Backing in narrow channels  Tug forces * Simulator may be used  Undocking/docking with no tugs  Meeting/overtaking in narrow channels .

Coming alongside .

Underway replenishment  Turning circles in shallow water  Meeting/overtaking in shallow water channels .Thursday Morning  Docking/ Undocking  Wedge effects  Squat  Vessel interaction in narrow channels  Anchoring  Dredging anchors  Anchoring with two anchors Afternoon  Anchorage approach  Precision anchoring in congested anchorage  Docking with anchor under wind conditions  Lightering approach  Deep water interaction.

.“Texas Chicken”… Demonstrating Bow Cushion and Stern Suction Effects.

 Scharnow Turn  Race Track Turn  MOB Retrieval maneuvering .Friday Morning  Emergency maneuvers  Loss of steering/power in confined waters  Williamson Turn  Exam  Competency review Afternoon  Repetition of failed competencies.

Docking and Undocking at Hartford Sailing Center .

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