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:
Trials have also been carried out at Port Revel in 2010 within the European AZIPILOT project:
Some resulting ship tracks are available here
For further reading see Pizon's report "Training in the handling of pop-propelled ships".