When facing a manoeuvring test, it is not uncommon that the first topic you come across is precisely the evolutionary effects of the propellers. To better understand this aspect, it is necessary to briefly mention the different characteristics between fix-pitch and variable-pitch propellers and then - with some examples - fix this information with the reasoning developed to haul a ship to the quay. But that's not enough, because there are many other aspects to consider.
Do you know the acting forces in the swinging or the Paddle-wheel effect of the propellers? Why Coanda effect occur? The Azipods and their use in manoeuvring?
In addition to these topics, we will also talk about Pivot Point, Cavitation, the various propulsion systems, etc. Upon completing this course, the candidate will understand the characteristics of the types of propulsion and their use in manoeuvring. The learning outcomes of the course will include:
1. Propeller pitch,
2..Turning effects of the propeller,
4. Practical manoeuvre,
5. Pivot point,
6. Bow thruster,
7. Turning with a twin-propeller,
8. Types of propellers,
9. Let's take off the rudder!
10. Manoeuvring an azimuth,
11. ACD Azimuth Controlled Device,
12. Manoeuvring the azipods - ACD,
13. Pressure of the wake, and
14. Practical consideration.
Topics in this Course
Ship Handling and Manoeuvring
Certificate of Completion
- Earn a Seably certificate of completion
- Download or print out as PDF to share with others
- Share online to demonstrate your new skill