2018 Course Schedule

Students will be instructed through classroom lectures and simulator based labs on different types of shiphandling. Among the scenarios will be experience, with a variety of vessel types: tanker, containership, freighter, or LNG. Underway scenarios will include maneuvering in congested waters with high-density traffic, maneuvering under pilotage, docking/undocking, and shiphandling in heavy weather. Emergency situations like loss of ship's power and loss of steering will also be addressed. The variations of ship behavior under differing conditions will be examined, such as maneuvering in shallow water and in narrow channels. Familiarization with external resources such as operating with tug assistance will be addressed. The class will consist of brief classroom lectures followed up with simulation exercises and scenarios. After the simulator labs the students will be debriefed and discuss lessons learned and review the exercises.


Course Capacity: 6 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Advanced Shiphandling (MEBAMD-22) course will satisfy the Advanced Shiphandling training requirements for STCW certification as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC). The practical assessments in this will be accepted as the equivalent of the following assessments from the National Assessment Guidelines for Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code: M-3-1A; M-7-1A; M-7-2A; M-7-3A; M-7-3B; M-7-4A; M-7-5A; M-8-1A; M-8-2A; M-8-3A; M-8-4A; M-8-5A; M-8-6A; M-8-6B; M-8-7A; M-8-8A and M-8-9A. Applicants who have successfully completed the course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.