A trainee successfully completing the Aboa Mare advanced shiphandling course will have a thorough understanding of shiphandling theory. The trainee is able to manoeuvre ships in difficult conditions with or without tugboats, and trainee has also received training in difficult conditions with loss of manoeuvring systems and tugboats.
The advanced shiphandling course is intended for Masters, Chief Officers and experienced nautical officers and other persons with responsible duties in navigation work, such as pilots.
The complete Advanced shiphandling course comprises three different phases. Phase I provides basic training in shiphandling. Phase II offers advanced shiphandling in the simulator under difficult conditions, including the loss of systems and with tugboat assistance involved. Ship handling phase III includes simulator training on escort towing.