Scope (Target Audience) :This course provides
training to the navigating officers in sound manoeuvring techniques, principles
and an opportunity to handle large ships in various conditions on a
simulator. To develop and improve understanding of principles of ship
handling with emphasis on using/controlling main engine, rudder, thrusters,
efficient use of tugs and improve skills in handling Large ships under various
conditions such as weather/ current, manoeuvring in ports and restricted waters
on Navigational Bridge Simulator. This course is designed for masters and chief
officers including junior officers who are joining large ships i.e. VLCCs,
VLOCs, VLGC, ULCS.
Objective :At the end of the course, the candidates will be
Passage Planning, get the concept of turning circles, Stopping distance,
crash stop, and other standard manoeuvres. Controlled turns, Rudder
cycling, anchoring a large vessel, Navigation through a congested
overview of hydrodynamic interactions, shallow water effect, squat and
the wind force and effects, currents – effects in deep and shallow waters.
above effects on Ship Manoeuvring Simulator in various navigational/
environmental conditions. Simulator exercises include Arrival anchorage,
berthing, un-berthing and use of tugs. Ship handling in Emergencies.
Manoeuvres and Handling of Large vessels
Wind on high freeboard ships
Current and Tide
effect especially when approaching port and in a channel and interaction
techniques for large ships
of large vessels in heavy weather - countering head seas and quartering
and use of tugs. Mooring Patterns and Mooring Safety.