Ship Manoeuvring and Handling

General information


The Ship Manoeuvring and Handling course has been designed to meet the requirements of the STCW Convention 1978, as amended, Table A-II/2. Taking the IMO Model Course 7.02 as a guideline.

Course content:

  • Handling ships in rivers, estuaries and restricted waters;
  • Use of propulsion and manoeuvring systems;  
  • Choice of anchorage; 
  • Management and handling of ships in heavy weather;
  • Use of, and manoeuvring and and near, traffic separation schemes and in vessel traffic service (VTS) area;
  • Practical measures to be taken when navigating in or near ice conditions;
  • Importance of navigating at reduced speed to avoid damage caused by own ship's bow wave and stern wave.

Those who succesfully complete this course should achieve the required standard of competence to proactively participate as members of an efficient bridge team.

Contact Person: Bie Van Deun / Mathias Smidt (


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1041 - Navigation and seamanship


Venue: Antwerp Maritime Academia
Antwerp, Belgium



790 EUR (including course material, certificate, lunch, coffee and water). Program can be tailored to specific shipping company operations. 




Academic level: Lifelong Learning
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