Pilotage - Ship Manoeuvring (Ro/Ro)


The manoeuvre through the eyes of the harbour pilot. What does he see from the bridge, and what are his arguments. It is the first step that the trainee pilot takes during his study path.

Ro/Ro ships and car carriers are special ships that feel the wind a lot. It is essential to consider this. How to bring a ship of this type safely to berth? How to use the tugs? Let's see how a pilot plans the mooring manoeuvre. By the end of this course, you will understand why the harbour pilot's job is so unique and highly qualified.

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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: 20 minutes
  5. Intended for: Captains, Officers, Harbour Pilots, Cadets and Training Pilots
  6. Reference: Based on harbour pilots' experience