This course, offered as two stand-along modules, is required for all 2nd Mates upgrading to Chief Mate/Master.  Both modules must be completed successfully before a STCW compliant 73-Hour Advanced Shiphandling certificate of competence can be issued.

The attendee will additionally need to gain proficiency in shiphandling on a Full Mission Simulator, which is not part of the e-learning component.

Successfully completing the two-module course will satisfy the following STCW 2010 and CFR training requirements:

  • STCW 2010 Advanced Ship Handling training requirements
  • STCW 2010 Search and Rescue (Management Level) training requirements
  • 46 CFR 11.305; 46 CFR 11.307; 46 CFR 11.311; and 46 CFR 11.313
  • Specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 10-14 and 11-14: Tasks 4.1.A, 4.1.B, 8.1.A through 9.9.B, 9.11.A through 9.17.A, 16.4.A, 16.4.B, and 16.5.B

Course Outline:

Advanced Shiphandling I

  1. Forces, Turning and Stopping Review
  2. Traffic Separation Schemes and VTS
  3. Pilot Station Maneuvers
  4. Restricted Waters
  5. Interaction
  6. Constant Rate of Turn
  7. Anchoring
  8. Search and Rescue
  9. Action after Grounding/Refloating
  10. Emergency Steering
  11. Preparations for and Actions after a Collision

Advanced Shiphandling II

  1. Pivot Point and Transverse Thrust
  2. Propulsion and Rudder Systems
  3. Docking and Undocking
  4. Ship and Tug Interaction
  5. Anchor Use
  6. Ship and Tug Interaction
  7. Dry-docking
  8. Maneuvering in or near ice
  9. Heavy Weather

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

  • Flexible course enrollment

  • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts

  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers

  • USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion