We introduce this pod course in 2006 for those who wish to discover podded propulsion and associated mechanical failures. This resulted in a very interesting combined course with pods, tugs and with emergency manoeuvring on various ships.
The course covers such operations as:
A course of this kind can also usefully involve the following:
Captain David CVITANOVIC, San Francisco Bar Pilots has said in September 2017:
"It was very valuable to do a maneuver on a model that I haven't done in real life, fast anchoring, emergency anchoring.
I have done these on simulators but the models are much more realistic."
Discover other testimony
For further reading see Pizon's report "Training in the handling of pop-propelled ships".