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STAR Center adds new High Risk/Emergency Shiphandling for Masters Course

STAR Center is pleased to announce a new five-day High Risk/Emergency Shiphandling for Masters Course. The purpose of this course is to maneuver several types of vessels under strong environmental conditions and in high risk situations. High situational awareness, sound decision making, and shiphandling skills will be necessary in order to successfully address changing operational issues. Upon completion of this course, the student will have demonstrated high level skills and judgment in high risk and emergency shiphandling.

The student will have the opportunity to practice:

  • Channel keeping
  • Docking and undocking under strong environmental conditions and in high risk scenarios
  • Shiphandling using tug assistance under strong environmental conditions and in high risk scenarios
  • Shiphandling under failure mode conditions, technical, tugs and other conditions
  • Obtain and maintain situational awareness during changing conditions and under strong environmental conditions and in high risk scenarios
  • Demonstrate dynamic decision making skills throughout the scenarios

Each participant will have multiple opportunities to serve as master/pilot during the simulations. The first class is scheduled to start August 3, 2020. This course is open to all AMO members and applicants that have sailed as Master and have previously taken the course Advanced Shiphandling for Masters and Senior Deck Officers.

Any questions regarding this course should be directed to Head of the Deck Department Jeffrey Jones at 1-800-942-3220 Ext. 7721 or via .

Enrollment questions or applications should be directed to Student Services at 1-800-942-3220 Ext. 201 or via .


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