Manoeuvring Interaction-Aware

STANDBYENGINE 1 hour and 9 minutes

A good pilot must know that naval manoeuvring is not only affected by wind and sea. The invisible forces acting below the waterline are often much more powerful. Banks effects, tidal currents, ship interactions, etc. A pilot needs to consider this, evaluate and then adapt it to suit the current situation; ensuring a successful outcome.

This course looks at the ship-ship and ship-dock interactions that affect naval manoeuvring. These invisible forces are often insidious. Knowing them is the right way to avoid them or use them to reach our goal.
In this course, we will find out what it is. We will see how ships interact when they navigate the canal, overtake or cross each other. How to get closer to a quay and the effects of moving too close to a bank, how to use its 'cushion' to go around a bend, etc.

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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 9 minutes
  5. Intended for: Captains, pilots, training pilots, officers and students.
  6. Reference: COLREGS 1972 - Brown's Nautical Almanac - Pilot experience