Learning Path

ABC of the Manoeuvre

Curated by: Seably

Master the art of marine manoeuvring with StandByEngine's comprehensive set of four courses, designed to cover the ABCs of vessel control. Dive into the intricacies of propellers, anchors, and rudders, and learn to navigate with confidence through practical examples. Each course builds on the last, providing a thorough understanding of essential manoeuvring techniques. Whether you're a novice mariner or looking to sharpen your skills, this series offers the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to excel.


Learning Path Details

  1. Items: 4 courses
  2. Language: English
  3. Length: 6 hours and 51 minutes
  • 1

    An anchor is an essential tool, often underestimated. However, dropping an anchor remains the last thing to do when there are no other options available, and in its simplicity can help us save a manoeuvre. In this course, we will see how to use the anchor practically to moor, unmoor, slow down or stop the ship by going through some of the manoeuvres performed. We will also see how and when to intervene to manage an emergency.

    Ship Handling and Manoeuvring
    2 hours and 38 minutes
    Avg. rating 4.6

  • 2

    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.

    Ship Handling and Manoeuvring
    1 hour and 30 minutes
    Avg. rating 4.4

  • 3

    '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.

    Ship Handling and Manoeuvring
    1 hour and 12 minutes
    Avg. rating 4.4

  • 4

    This course analyses different manoeuvres, and the information is backed up with real-life examples to ensure a greater understanding. A series by STANDBYENGINE called the ‘ABC of the Manoeuvre’; this course is the final chapter in the series; you should complete it all to gain a whole perspective.

    Ship Handling and Manoeuvring
    1 hour and 30 minutes
    Avg. rating 4.4
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