Ship Handling: Azimuthing Thrusters
This course is ideal for those who have on-board ship handling duties (ship’s officers and pilots) who have little or no experience of handling vessels with ACDs as main propulsion.
A trainee, successfully completing this course will be able to:
- Understand the design and basic principles of azimuth controlled devices (ACDs)
- Understand the advantages and limitations of ACDs
- Demonstrate the ability to safely manoeuvre a vessel fitted with twin ACDs as main propulsion both in open and restricted waters (shallow water and bank effects).
- Demonstrate the ability to execute emergency manoeuvres, such as crash stop, using the most effective techniques.
- Demonstrate the ability to manoeuvre a vessel with ACDs fitted as main propulsion in conjunction with bow thrusters
- Demonstrate the ability to berth and unberth a vessel fitted with ACDs as main propulsion.
- Demonstrate the ability to respond appropriately to propulsion failures.
The training is predominantly practical based carried out on full bridge simulators
There are no entry requirements but candidates should have previously received training and gained experience in basic ship handling.
Marine and Maritime
Area of Skill
Non accredited course
Ship’s officers and pilots
N/A unless requested by the client