Pilot Training – Basic/Intermediate/Specialized

June 24, 2021

This ship handling course focuses on practical ship handling based on best practice and theoretical knowledge and are tailored to the candidate’s level of expertise.

This ship handling course focuses on practical ship handling based on best practice and theoretical knowledge and are tailored to the candidate’s level of expertise.

Ship handling tasks of increasing difficulty will be conducted in the simulator, reflecting the challenges pilots meet in their daily work.

The course consists of theoretical lectures, simulator exercises and debriefings with use of sophisticated replay tools. The course duration, content, and exercises are based on input from our trainees.

The aim of the course is to provide (prospective) marine pilots with theoretical and practical knowledge of how to safely and efficiently handle different types of vessels under the influence of various environmental conditions and furthermore to enhance pilot skills through practical exercises.

Thereby the participants will gain an insight into the capabilities and limitations in manoeuvring different kinds of vessels ranging from large tankers to small container feeders, from POD tankers to RoRo vessels.

At the end of the course, the participant will have a clear/solid understanding of the effect, limitations, and practical application, subject to the level of the course, of:

The Pivot point, Fixed and variable pitch propellers, standard and high-efficiency rudders, Bow and stern thrusters, manoeuvring with Azimuthing propulsion, Constant Rate of Turn techniques, the impact of environmental effects (wind and current), hydrodynamic effects: bank effect, ship-ship interaction, squat and shallow water, tug operations

Course Details

Course Duration: 2 to 5 Days dependant on trainee requirements

Course Intake Limitations: The course is for up to a maximum of 4 participants

Attendance: 100% attendance is required

Assessment: None but can be done if required by client

Entry Requirements: There are no pre-entry requirements but it is expected that participants should have previously received training and gained experience in basic ship handling.

Accreditation: Internal