This course allows to discover the propulsion of pods vessels and to train on the characteristics in operation of these ships and the various possible failures.
Objective: Training on pods, use of escort tugs and emergency manoeuvring on various ships.
For: Pilotes / Captains
Requirements: With a good experience on manned models
Duration: 5 days from Monday to Friday with an average of 6 hours of maneuver / day, over a period from the beginning of April to the end of October
Trainer: Experienced instructors with more than 20 years of experience and Tug captains when using tug
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."
For further reading see Pizon's report "Training in the handling of pop-propelled ships".