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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