Ship Handling: Azimuthing Thrusters

Ship Handling Azimuthing Thrusters

2 Days

£900 + VAT

Ship Handling: Azimuthing Thrusters Overview

The Ship Handling: Azimuthing Thrusters course is ideal for those who have on-board ship handling duties (ship’s officers and pilots) who have little or no experience of handling vessels with azimuth controlled devices (ACD).

Course Content

On this Ship Handling: Azimuthing Thrusters course the following topics are covered:

  • The design and principles of ACD
  • Advantages and limitations of ACD
  • Manoeuvring a vessel fitted with twin ACDs in both open and restricted waters safely
  • Manoeuvring a vessel with ACDs fitted as main propulsion in conjunction with bow thrusters
  • How to execute emergency manoeuvers, for example crash stops
  • How to berth and unberth a vessel fitted with ACD’s
  • Failures and how to respond to these.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Ship Handling: Azimuthing Thrusters course, however candidates should have previously received training and gained experience in basic ship handling.

Assessment Method

There is no assessment required for this course, unless requested by a client.

Course Benefits

Training is completed on our range of full bridge simulators, allowing for delegates to train in a realistic environment.

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