The Pods & Emergency Ship handling Course is designed for experienced pilots and masters who wish to experiment with mechanical failure on ships and appropriate reactions with anchors and/or tugs.
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
We try to provide you with a "déjà vu" effect.
Over 470 participants have experienced this course since 2000 and all agree that our tug masters manoeuvre the tugs in a most realistic way.
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".