ADVANCED SHIP HANDLING & MANEUVERING FULL MISSION BRIDGE SIMULATOR

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

All Deck Officers

SCOPE:

To enhance safety performance during navigation, allocate and use effectively bridge watch resources, maneuver and handle a ship in all conditions, with extensive use of Bridge Simulator.

DURATION:

2 Days

DOCUMENTATION REFERENCE:

STCW ed. 2017 w/ 2010 amendments, Tables A-II/1, A-II/2

IMO Model Course 1.22, TVMSA 3A,5,6A & TOTS 1A

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Bridge Organization, Watch-keeping, Team Work, Communication
  • Ship Handling Characteristics
  • Hand Steering Operations
  • Maneuvers when approaching pilot stations, embarking / disembarking pilots, in and near TSS and in vessel traffic service (VTS) areas
  • Ice Navigation – Heavy Weather Navigation
  • Influencing Forces on Bridge Operations
  • Use of Main Engines – Propellers – Rudders for Maneuvering
  • The effects of D.W., trim, speed and UKC on turning circles and stopping distances – constant-rate-of-turn techniques
  • Use of Anchors, Anchoring & mooring procedures – Maneuvering With Tugs
  • Bank effect, interaction between vessels in channels, Shallow Water Effect
  • The effect of wind and current on ship handling – MOB Maneuvers
  • Maneuvers to launch rescue boats or survival craft in bad weather
  • Methods of taking on board survivors from rescue boats and survival craft

BRIDGE SIMULATOR PRACTICE:

  • Approaching and navigating in Channels under various environmental and traffic conditions (including Bosporus & Dardanelles Channels)
  • Anchoring in limited anchorage area
  • Getting alongside with the assistance of two tugs & turning 180º
  • Getting underway from a pier (full loaded) with the assistance of two tugs
  • Approaching an SBM
  • Mediterranean mooring (drop two anchors and get tied in three buoys)
  • Engine failure – Emergency anchoring

LANGUAGE:

Course delivery in Greek/English while training materials in English.

INSTRUCTOR:

Qualified Instructor

TRAINING METHODOLOGY:

A combination of lecture through PowerPoint presentation, written assessment and extensive Bridge Simulator practice.

COURSE APPROVAL:

Non STCW course

ENTRY STANDARDS:

National ID or Passport (Valid), a colored photograph

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