ABC of the Manoeuvre – The Anchors

STANDBYENGINE 1 hour and 26 minutes

An anchor is an essential tool, often underestimated. However, dropping an anchor remains the last thing to do when there are no other options available, and in its simplicity can help us save a manoeuvre. In this course, we will see how to use the anchor in a practical way to moor, unmoor, slow down or stop the ship by going through some of the manoeuvres actually performed. We will also see how and when to have it intervene to manage an emergency.

The learning outcomes of the course will include:

- Understanding the anchors and how they work.
- Gain knowledge on chain cables and anchorage line and learn about anchorage area.
- Knowledge on how to turn on the anchor
- Knowledge of how to moor with two anchors.
- Understand how to use an anchor in a manoeuvre for mooring, unmooring, and dredging.
- Knowledge of the use of the anchor in an emergency.

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Manoeuvring is an art; this art form is the missing link between theory and practice. Awareness of this, ‘made’ - Standbyengine. We want to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding manoeuvring and give crew who aspire to greatness the opportunity to achieve a high level of accomplishment through our courses. Our videos, articles, publications and direct contact are the mediums we utilise for those who wish to draw from their own experiences & knowledge to practice then what they know, all supported by the necessary theory that we can provide. Our courses contain examples of manoeuvres performed as well as tricks of the trade. Follow us to explore and learn the art of manoeuvring.

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  2. Price: Certificate issuing cost $49.99.
    Included in business subscription.
  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 1 hour and 26 minutes
  5. Intended for: Captains, officers and students.
  6. Reference: The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) - STCW.7/Circ.14 GUIDANCE FOR MASTERS ON KEEPING A SAFE ANCHOR WATCH - 200216 Anchorage Manoeuvring The Nautical Institute - 200269 Emergency Anchoring The Nautical Institute