Course Length: 80 hours
Advanced Ship Handling is a 10-day USCG & STCW approved course that provides students with the knowledge and practical experience in maneuvering a ship in congested waters with high-density traffic, maneuvering under pilotage, docking/undocking, and ship handling 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. The class consists of 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
Students who have successfully completed the Advanced Ship Handling course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(i) and 11.307(a)(3)(i) for STCW endorsements as Chief Mate or Master on vessels of 3,000 GT or more and 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(i) and 11.313(a)(3)(i) for STCW Code, as amended 2010, endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of more than 500 GT and less than 3,000 GT, AND the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 10-14 and 11-14 (Tasks 4.1.B, and 8.1.A through 9.17.A).