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Diploma in Ship Handling and Seamanship

This free online course on various ship manoeuvring methods, functions of the IAMSAR manual, along with safety at sea.

Publisher: ADU
Diploma in ship-handling and seamanship is a free online course that introduces you to various ship manoeuvre procedures. You will learn about the effects of wind and currents on vessels, as well as how to berth and unberth in various weather conditions. This course explores the IAMSAR manual and highlights the recommended search patterns by the IAMSAR. This course prepares you for various emergencies at sea and best practices to handling vessels
Diploma in Ship Handling and Seamanship
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    10-15 Hours
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Diploma in Ship handling and seamanship is a free online course that begins by introducing you to the fundamental concepts associated with ship control methods. You will also learn about the external factors that affect vessels. In this course, you will learn about ways of improving safety at sea by providing the learners with knowledge for the safe operation of ships in confined and coastal waters. The course explains the theoretical knowledge behind the safe operation of vessels in different weather conditions. This course is designed to help develop your skills, as well as provide the necessary principles and practices to be carried out in cases of emergency. It explores vessel manoeuvre techniques, their procedures and appropriate situations in which they can be applied. Various search and rescue patterns, as well as actions to take in emergency situations on the sea, will also be covered in this course. This course will also teach you about the safety of man, sea vessels and the environment.

This course then explains vessel traffic services (VTS) which are shore-side systems that range from the provision of simple information messages to ships. It highlights the purpose of VTS and proceeds to explore traffic separation schemes (TSS). It defines TSS as a maritime traffic management route system ruled by the international maritime organization. The course will also illustrate some of the terms associated with TSS. You will learn about conflicting and complex navigation patterns of the VTS, as well as difficult hydrographical, hydrological and meteorological elements. This course explains the IAMSAR manual which provides guidelines for common aviation and maritime approaches. You will also learn about organizing and providing search and rescue (SAR). This course will teach you how to deal with specific search and rescue (SAR) system duties. You will also learn about searching a large area when a survivor location is uncertain. You will also learn about using the search patterns recommended by the IAMSAR manual in SAR. Also, this course will then explain the various circumstances in which these search patterns are best applied. This course explains the constant rate of turn and shows how to calculate the rate of turn of a vessel.

Furthermore, this course explains emergency steering as a system that is used during the failure of the main steering system. It describes emergency steering operation, as well as the periodical checks required. Also, you will learn about auxiliary steering procedures, their arrangements, and some of the emergency operations. Emergency regulations, drills and testing carried out at sea will also be covered. This course explains squats, the causes of squats, as well as the formulae for calculating squat open water, canals/ prismatic channels and rock cuts /diametric channels. Also, it highlights some of the factors governing a ship's squat and how the effect of squats influence ships in restricted water. This course proceeds to illustrate the effects of the pivot point. You will also learn about propeller transverse thrust which is necessary for vessel handling. It explains the movements of the pivot point along with how a propeller functions. This free online course will be of great interest to students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in ship handling and seamanship. So, register for this course and start your next learning journey today.

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