About this course

This specialised two-and-a-half-day course for senior mariners and pilots is designed to enable the ship handler to respond safely to various emergency and developing situations. This is achieved through a concentrated period of practical exercises in the manned ship models, supported by a series of lectures. 

It enables participants to develop their skills and understanding of the principles and practices of ship handling with emphasis on emergency procedures and manoeuvres, including steering, engine and bow thruster failures, emergency stopping in confined waters, and emergency manoeuvring with anchors. 

The course can be tailored to suit each individual and may also include interaction scenarios and escort towage principles using radio-controlled tugs if required. 

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Please contact admissions for course availability and to book.

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Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course.

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

Admissions Team

Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday