Duration: Two day
Prerequisites: Existing marine pilots or those who have been referred to on this course by appropriate harbour authorities
Teaching: Theory sessions supplemented by practical ship-handling exercises on a full-mission simulator.
This course is tailor-made for existing pilots or seafarers upskilling to become pilots by providing them suitable ship-handling practice based on the following topic areas:
- Position of the pivot point
- Types, effects and limitations of rudders
- Effects of propulsion
- Effects, limitations and use of bow and stern thrusters
- Interpreting information contained in vessels’ manoeuvring booklets/diagrams
- Operation of helm, engines and bow thrusters to execute manoeuvres
- Theory and effects of interaction between ship, bottom, banks and other vessels and tugs
- Effects of wind and current
- Effects, limitations and use of tugs
The course can be tailored to suit candidate needs or by adding specific company requirements. Upon successful completion, all candidates will be issued with a course completion certificate.
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