2.5 Days course

Course schedule Pod 2.5 Days course

Training schedule

For : Requirements : Duration :

Better with experience on manned models.

Good experience as seafarer

2.5 days (18 hours)

from Monday to Wednesday 12am or Wednesday 12am to Friday
Number inside a group : Trainer : Acces request
2 to 8 Experienced instructor, former pilot Portrevel.com\contact
Access delay : Rates: Disabled people
From 4 to 24 weeks (duration between order and course)

From 7500€

Price not including tax/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 :

Training on pods, in normal mode and in emergency.

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 18 hours for this course.

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…


Provisional schedule of manoeuvres


Voyager with pods (1000 ft cruise ship with two 14 MW pods and 12 MW bow thrusters)

  • First contact with pods: track in cruise mode and manoeuvring mode
  • Manoeuvres involving turns onto transits, entering channels and dockings
  • Passing through lock with bow thruster and one pod failing
  • Follow alignment ahead and astern
  • Slalom head and stern first with one pod then two

Voyager with pods:

  • Transits on a range & dockings in various current conditions
  • Manoeuvring in a narrow area
  • Crash stops
  • Entering & backing into a lock
  • Use of anchors with one pod failing
  • Dockings in current with bow thruster and with one pod failing
  • Docking and undocking small harbour with different currents




Voyager with pods:

  • Manoeuvring in a narrow areas and through Suez canal
  • Dockings in current
  • Crash stops with & without use of anchors
  • Free practice

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:

  • 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
Advanced course Center
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


Capt. Arnaud TRANCHANT - French Navy - FRANCE - (May 2017)
"The effects reproduced on the lake make it possible to reach its limits as close as possible to real conditions. It is clearly a value compared to the similarity."