Standard Course

Course Duration - 36 Hours Monday to Friday

Course Aim - To enable Pilots, Masters and Officers to develop their existing skills and understanding of the behaviour and handling of ships with special emphasis on slow speed control.

This aim will be achieved through a concentrated period of practical exercises in the Manned Models supported by a series of lectures.

Course Timetable

Sunday                   Arrive Hotel

Monday

                             0815-0830     Taxi to Lake

                             0830-0915     Registration and Introduction

                             0915-1130     Familiarisation with Manned Models

                             1130-1300     Lecture – “Stopping”

                             1300-1345     Lunch

                             1345-1715     Manned Model Exercises

                             1715-1730     Taxi to Hotel

Tuesday

                             0815-0830     Taxi to Lake

                             0830-1000     Lecture – “Turning”

                             1000-1300     Manned Model Exercises

                             1300-1345     Lunch

                             1345-1430     Lecture “Effect of Wind”

                             1430-1715     Manned Model Exercises

                             1715-1730     Taxi to Hotel

Wednesday

                             0815-0830     Taxi to Lake

                             0830-0930     Lecture – “Anchorwork”

                             0930-1300     Manned Model Exercises

                             1300-1345     Lunch

                             1345-1415     Lecture “Optional Objectives”

                             1415-1715     Manned Model Exercises

                             1715-1730     Taxi to Hotel

Thursday

                             0815-0830     Taxi to Lake

                             0830-0930     Lecture – “Interaction”

                             0930-1300     Manned Model Exercises

                             1300-1345     Lunch

                             1345-1415     Lecture “Optional Objectives”

                             1415-1715     Manned Model Exercises

                             1715-1730     Taxi to Hotel

Friday

                             0815-0830     Taxi to Lake

                             0830-1200     Manned Model Exercises

                             1200-1215     Course debrief

                             1215             End of Course. Taxi as required.

 

Course Objectives

 

Stopping and slow speed control

  1. Slow speed transit of buoyed channels
  2. Maintaining position on leads at slow speed
  3. Reducing speed under control to maintain the correct line of approach to a berth
  4. Transit of a bridge structure

Turning Manoeuvres

  1. Turning onto leading marks
  2. Turning into a buoyed channel
  3. Negotiating critical turns in a buoyed channel
  4. Turning short round
  5. The effect of shallow water on a turn

Berthing Manoeuvres

  1. Selected berthing manoeuvres to facilitate individual developments throughout the course
  2. Entering an enclosed dock or lock

Unberthing Manoeuvres

  1. The use of springs to aid departure
  2. The use of the wedge effect to aid departure

The Effect of Wind Upon Ship Handling

  1. The natural lay when stopped
  2. The effect of wind when moving ahead
  3. The effect of wind when making sternway
  4. Berthing and unberthing in a variety of wind conditions

Anchorwork

  1. Shiphandling limitations due to inadequate windlass design
  2. The safety parameters that must be maintained to enable the effective use of anchors
  3. Dredging two anchors to aid berthing
  4. Dredging one anchor to aid berthing or swinging
  5. Laying an anchor to aid berthing and departure

Interaction

  1. Passing in a canal
  2. Overtaking in a canal
  3. The effect of close proximity of banks and shallows
  4. The effect of shallow water and banks during berthing

 

Optional Objectives

 

The optional objectives are available to meet the many demands of individual participants and the course will be adjusted accordingly.                                                              

These optional objectives may include the following:

a)     Bow thruster operations

            I.      Thruster design and effectiveness

            II.      The effect of headway and sternway upon thruster efficiency

           III.      The development of lateral motion with a thruster and its

                 significance during port or starboard berthings.

b)     Approaching and leaving a single buoy mooring (SBM)

c)     Approaching and leaving a conventional buoy mooring (CBM)

d)     Lightering operations

e)     Approaching and leaving a floating storage unit (FSU)

f)      The use of tugs

g)     Twin screw manoeuvring.

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