The trainee who successfully completes this course will have gained experience in handling ships under various conditions and will make a more effective contribution to the bridge team during ship manoeuvring in normal and emergency situations.
In particular, the trainee will gain: Familiarization with the use of engines and helm for ship manoeuvring? An understanding of the effects on the behaviour of the ship from wind, current, shallow water, banks and narrow channels and loading conditions? A greater awareness of the importance of planning a passage or manoeuvre and the need for an alternative plan?
A greater understanding and awareness of efficient bridge teamwork during watch keeping and ship handling, in normal and in emergency situations? A greater awareness and understanding of a good interactive communication style and benefit of building up a common shared mental model of the planned passage. The course can be divided to a) BRM b) BTM c) Shiphandling