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Why to know shiphandling

To be an efficient Ships Master or Watch keeper, a thorough understanding of basic ship handling is required which gives a boost to your ship handling ability and respond more effectively to emergencies. 

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Pivot Point

Concept of Pivot Point

3 - Chapters

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Propulsion and Transverse Thrust

Understanding of Propulsion forces, Trypes of propulsion, Transverse Thrust

-2- Chapters

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Effect of Wind

In narrow harbour ignore effect of wind at your own peril OR understand effects of wind in details and be prepared.

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Effect of Tide

Tide is poor man’s tug. Use it with thorough understanding and avoid being caught on wrong side of tide

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Tugs and Bow Thruster

Understand types of tugs, their efficient and effective use in Ship Handling

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Port Passage plans

Real world passage planning and approach guide from experienced Pilots for their ports

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Check your understanding

Apply your freshly acquired knowledge to develop your plans and thought process for carrying out maneuver in various scenarios

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