Ships Handling and Maneuvering (А-ІІ/1, А-ІІ/2, А-I/12 п. п. 1, 2, B-I/12 п. п. 68, 69.)

ship handling
  • Students: 8
  • Duration: 54 hours

The Ships Handling and Maneuvering course is for trainees who will have to improve their skills.

The aim of the course is to acquire new knowledge of ship handling and maneuvering skills that allow under all conditions, taking into account the features of the ship and its maneuverable data: maintain safety; direct the actions of the crew.

The objectives of the course are to deepen the previously received knowledge about the courts:

  • What is a safety system?
  • What are the controls?
  • what are the maneuverable capabilities?

Improving operational skills involves reaching a level that allows you to confidently control the ship, regardless of the conditions in which the voyage takes place, and the occurrence of emergency situations.

The content of the course consists of theoretical and practical parts.

Theoretical training is aimed at obtaining the necessary knowledge for the ship’s management about:

  • maneuverability and resilience of the vessel;
  • System of safety management, prevention of collisions of ships;
  • Marine signaling and communications;
  • Rules for cargo operations;
  • Keeping watch organizations;
  • Ship rescues;
  • basics for search and rescue operations.

The development of operational practical skills is designed to ensure that the vessel is able to operate, which:

  • Anchored/single-buoy moored and removed from them;
  • Moored;
  • Hit by a storm;
  • Moves through shallow water, narrow passages;
  • Floats in the ice;
  • Towing operations;
  • Stay under cargo loading/unloading.
  • Stay in an emergency.

Practical skills of the ship’s management involve the ability to ensure its safety in different conditions, fulfilling the requirements:

  • To maintain resilience;
  • Preserving the maneuverability inherent in the vessel;
  • Compliance with CALREG 72;
  • use of communications, sea alarms, ship rescue equipment;
  • on the organization of the watch keeping, search and rescue operations.

The requirements for the students sent to take the course of control of the ship imply that they have:

  • General knowledge about safety, maneuverable elements, control features;
  • specific practical skills in the crew’s management.