Advanced Course

Course schedule Advanced course

Training schedule

For : Requirements : Duration :

With experience on manned models.

Good experience as seafarer

5 days (35 hours)

from Monday to Friday
Number inside a group : Trainer : Acces request
2 to 6 Experienced instructor, former pilot\contact
Access delay : Rates: Disabled people
From 4 to 24 weeks (duration between order and course)

From 11 100€

Price not including taxi/accomodation/restaurant, taxes and additional means of training

Please contact the center to study the feasibility
Assessement Assessement formal report Absences and dropout
Done during all course by the instructor A formal report for station or crew manager can be made upon request Managing procedure upon request

General goal :

Improve the ability to anticipate emergencies.

Teaching method:

Classroom teaching is kept to a strict minimum of about an hour per day and a total of five hours per week. Participants sail on the lake for about three and a half hours in both the morning and the afternoon, making a total of seven hours per day and 35 hours per week.

Educational equipment implemented

Theory in classroom: Paper board, charts, diagram, ship tools…

Practice on the lake: piers, models, PPU, wave machine, current generators, wind maker, Vhf…

Tugs of various type, remote controlled by tug masters


Provisional schedule of manoeuvres


 Berlin (38,000 DWT loaded)

  • Manoeuvres involving turns on to canal transits, and docking


Brittany (190 000 DWT, on heavy ballast)

  • Manoeuvres involving turns on to transits, entering channels skidding, overswing and dockings


Otello (8 500 TEU container carrier)

  • Manoeuvres involving turns on to transits, entering channels and dockings with shallow water


Ben Franklin (125 000 m3 LNG Carrier with optional Schilling rudder) CPP:

  • Manoeuvres involving turns on to canal transits, and docking


Q-Max (266 000 m3 LNG Carrier with twin screw & rudder):

  • Manoeuvres involving turns onto transits, entering channels and dockings



  • Docking in shallow and confined waters


Berlin (38,000 DWT loaded)

  • Pivot Point forward
  • Pivot Point aft


Ben Franklin (125 000 m3 LNG Carrier with optional Schilling rudder) CPP:

  • Turn in narrow place with schilling rudder, sharp turn to enter in a canal



With tug &



Brittany & tug

  • Entering and proceeding through channels with engine/rudder failure, using tug and/or anchor(s) to stay in channel; emergency situation on a range


Gilda with tug:

  • Slalom test with and without tug (different way to use a tug)



  • Approach in very shallow water Berth H with stern current, turn into current  and dock stemming current using anchors



  • Docking at different berth in confined waters



With tug &



Ben Franklin: CPP

  • Docking with anchors in a pier with current abeam at the entrance
  • Transit in suez canal with some surprise failure


Brittany :

  • Docking with anchors dredging at different berth.
  • Docking at Pier H following tide, fast anchoring, turn in narrow place with 2 anchors


Gilda & tug

  • Entering a slip with beam current


Antifer (400 000 DWT, on heavy ballast): plus escort tug

  • Emergency on a track with escort tug with courant
  • Stopping distance with indirect tug action at different speeds




(Anti clockwise)

Grenoble or Berlin and Normandie or Ben Franklin:

  • Meeting and overtaking in the Suez Canal



  • Approaching a pier with head current and docking by steering with engine
  • Steering at slow speed in the current with a correct drift angle



  • Entering a slip with beam current stern first with bow thruster or anchor

Function of the wishes of trainees even during the week it’s possible to change some exercises to discover or to do specific exercises with:

  • the Voyager with pods (1000 ft cruise ship with two 14 MW pods and 12 MW bow thrusters,
  • Q-Max (266 000 m3 LNG Carrier with twin screw & rudder),
  • Cruise Max with twin screw & becker flap rudder
  • and use the PPU during maneuver to help with predicted silhouettes and or with fog.


Educational resources for the trainee

Name Origin
Ship handling manual Center

End of training administrative documentation

Name Origin
Training certificate Center administrative assistant
Certificate of attendance Center administrative assistant
Training agreement Center administrative assistant

Evolution and continuation of the training course

Name Origin
Dedicated Course Center
Customized Course Center

Skills required for animation

Name Origin
Pilot with more than 20 years’ experience Center

Educational resources for the instructor

Name Origin
PWP modules Center
Ship handling manual Center
Photos/videos Internet


Capitaine Alain Lemarchand, Euronav, France (April 2010)
"I'm coming for the second time, the first time you're learning a lot, the second time you're more experienced, but I think you're learning even more than the first time."