Shiphandling Course

Shiphandling Course

Ship handling and maneuvering

  • Three basic ship motions
  • Factors and forces that affect vessel’s behavior 
  • Other Variable factors affecting ship handling
  • 4 Ship Handling Tricks To Handle Ships in Better Way
  • Advance and transfer
  • Ships tactical diameter
  • Conclusion
  • Squat
  • Blockage factor


Tug Boats Principal Types of Tugs

  • Principal Types of Tugs
  • Bollard Pull Calculations
  • Towing Efficiency Calculation of Required Bollard Pull



The safe handling of ships depends on many factors – on ship’s manoeuvring characteristics, human factor (operator experience and skill, his behaviour in stressed situation, etc.), actual environmental conditions, and degree of water area restriction.

Results of analysis of CRG (collisions, rammings and groundings) casualties show that in one third of all the human error is involved, and the same amount of CRG casualties is attributed to the poor controllability of ships. Training on ship handling is largely recommended by IMO as one of the most effective method for improving the safety at sea. The goal of the above training is to gain theoretical and practical knowledge on ship handling in a wide number of different situations met in practice at sea.