Maritime, Offshore
& Ports Courses

Ship Handling: Azimuthing Thrusters

2 Days

£900 + VAT


The Ship Handling: Azimuthing Thrusters 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 azimuth controlled devices (ACD).

Course Content

On this course the following topics are covered:

  • The design and principles of ACD
  • Advantages and limitations of ACD
  • Manoeuvring a vessel fitted with twin ACDs in both open and restricted waters safely
  • Manoeuvring a vessel with ACDs fitted as main propulsion in conjunction with bow thrusters
  • How to execute emergency manoeuvers, for example crash stops
  • How to berth and unberth a vessel fitted with ACD’s
  • Failures and how to respond to these.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Ship Handling: Azimuthing Thrusters course, however candidates should have previously received training and gained experience in basic ship handling.

Assessment Method

There is no assessment required for this course, unless requested by a client.

Course Benefits

Training is completed on our range of full bridge simulators, allowing for delegates to train in a realistic environment.