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Ship Handling (Manned Models)

About this course

Our standard ship handling five-day course is suitable for masters, captains, senior deck officers and pilots to develop their existing skills and understand the behaviour and handling of large vessels with special emphasis on slow speed control. 

The course is recognised by the MCA as meeting the principles laid down in Section A-II/2 abd B-V/a of STCW95 regarding the training of officers on large ships. It includes an intensive period of exercises in the scaled manned ship models is supported by a programme of lectures and instruction at the Ship Handling Centre. Special situations encountered within the sphere of operations of individual students can be incorporated into the programme.

The practical aspects of the course cover:

  • Stopping and slow speed control
  • Turning manoeuvres
  • Berthing and unberthing manoeuvres
  • The effect of wind upon ship handling
  • Anchor work
  • Interaction

Course dates and availability

Courses are scheduled between March and November. Please contact the admissions team for dates and availability.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course or wish to book offline:

Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 5004

Our office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Course information

Training towards

Continued professional development



Teaching methods

Five days of practical exercises and lectures

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