What are factors taken into account to manoeuvre a ship?

Knowledge of ship manoeuvring and handling:

  • The effects of dead-weight, draught, trim, speed and under keel clearance on turning circles and stopping distances;
  • The effects of wind and current on ship handling;
  • Manoeuvres and procedures for the rescue of person overboard;
  • Squat, shallow water and similar effects;
  • Proper procedures for anchoring and mooring.


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