A trainee successfully completing the Aboa Mare advanced
shiphandling course will have a thorough understanding of shiphandling
theory. The trainee is able to manoeuvre ships in difficult conditions
with or without tugboats, and he/she trainee has also received training
in difficult conditions with loss of manoeuvring systems and tugboats.
The advanced shiphandling course is intended for Masters, Chief
Officers and experienced nautical officers and other persons with
responsible duties in navigation work, such as pilots.
The complete Advanced shiphandling course comprises three different
phases. Phase I provides basic training in shiphandling. Phase II offers
advanced shiphandling in the simulator under difficult conditions,
including the loss of systems and with tugboat assistance involved. Ship
handling phase III includes simulator training on escort towing.