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Training on the scale models provides experience that could never be gained on real ships for the simple reason that neither ship-owners nor local authorities would allow such risks to be taken.
Scale models allow the shiphandler to make mistakes.
Scale models allow experimentation on ship behaviour to explore unknown fields beyond the limits of safety.
Periodic training on scale models will maintain your shiphandling skills at the highest level and periodic evaluations will show it.
The course is conducted for part of the time spent on the lake with remote controlled escort tugs (two Voith Schneider tugs and a Z-peller tug, all with around 60 t bollard pull). Time is also devoted to use of anchors:
drift and manoeuvring in swell and/or current,
rudder failure in a canal,
emergency stopping in a canal with anchors,
docking and undocking dredging anchor,
zigzag manoeuvre with tug at stern and engine/rudder failures,
proceeding through channels with engine/rudder failures, using the escort tug to stay in the channel.