SHIPS HANDLING WITH SIMULATOR
COURSE CATEGORY: Operational Deck
DURATION: 2 days
COURSE OBJECTIVES AND BENEFITS
Ships Handling with Simulator course is a refresh syllabus on using a 360 full mission bridge-room simulator.
The trainees who successfully complete this course will have gained experience in handling ships under various conditions. They could also make a more effective contribution to the bridge team during ship maneuvering in normal and emergency situations.
In particular, trainees will gain:
a) familiarization with the use of engines and helm for ship maneuvering
b) understanding of the effects on the behaviour of the ship of wind, current, shallow water, banks and narrow channels and condition of loading
c) greater awareness of the importance of planning a passage or maneuver and the need for an alternative plan
d) greater understanding and awareness of efficient bridge procedures and bridge teamwork during watchkeeping and ship handling; in normal and in emergency situations
e) greater awareness and understanding of a good interactive communication style and benefit of building up a common shared mental model of the planned passage.