ABC of the Manoeuvre - The Rudders

STANDBYENGINE 1 hour and 11 minutes

'The rudders' is a topic to be known absolutely to proceed in the study of ship handling. Over the years, while maintaining its function, this navigational aid has undergone changes and improvements that have made it more reliable and performing.

Upon completing this course, the candidate will understand the rudder's characteristics and their correct use in manoeuvring.

The learning outcomes of the course will include an introduction to "The Rudders", how the rudders work, steering gear room, autopilot and navigation chart, rudder types, the manoeuvrability of a ship, the turning circle, emergency manoeuvre and the rudder in the practice of the manoeuvre.

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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 and tricks of the trade. Follow us to explore and learn the art of ship handling.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 1 hour and 11 minutes
  5. Intended for: Captains, officers and students.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of IMO resolution a.601(15) - SOLAS chapter v safety of navigation - SOLAS chapter III, regulation 53 - IMO & ICAO (IAMSAR) manual III - IMO resolution msc.137(76) standards for ship manoeuvrability.