Ship Manoeuvring and Handling


Course code: SMH

Scope (Target audience) : This course has been designed to meet the requirements of regulation I/12, II/1,II/2  of the STCW convention and sections A-I/12, A-II/1, A-II/2,B-1/12,B-II/1 & B-II/2 of the STCW Code.
Course provides guidance for all navigation officers who have at least 6 months watch-keeping experience as officer in charge of a navigational watch. 
Program can be tailored to specific shipping company operations.

Objective : The trainees who successfully complete this course will be able to proactively participate as members of an efficient bridge team using correct bridge procedure and respond effectively to changing circumstances and contingencies.

Course content : 

  • Introduction
  • The Effects of Various Deadweights, Draughts, Trim, Speed and Under-Keel Clearance on Turning Circles and Stopping Distances
  • Effects of wind and Current on Ship Handling
  • Manoeuvres and Procedures for the Rescue of Person Overboard
  • Squat, Shallow Water and Similar Effects
  • Proper Procedures for Anchoring and Mooring
  • Review and Assessment

Duration: 24 hours

Prerequisite : 

  • Identification card or passport
  • At least 6 months watch-keeping experience as officer in charge of a navigational watch. 

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Note to client : After successful completion of the course candidates will receive a Ship Manoeuvring and Handling course certificate.




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