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This unique training course has been developed for those working in the marine pilotage sector. With this course you will further develop and improve your skills and knowledge of the industry. The course will give you a greater understanding of the role of the marine pilot and will give you underpinning knowledge of the skills necessary to build a successful professional career within this important growing industry.


The course acknowledges the IMO Resolution A.960 (23), which contains recommendations for the training of pilots other than Deep Sea Pilots and pilotage operations, applicable to all ship types (including oil tankers, chemical tankers or liquefied gas carriers etc), irrespective of size.


Maintaining an effective working relationship between the pilot & the bridge team in both routine and emergency conditions is covered in this training, as well as ship handling & dealing with emergency scenarios. Other module subjects include key topics such as the types of pilotage, pilotage law, port control and boarding emergencies.


Rapid developments in ship design and climate change effects resulting in adaptation options for maritime navigation infrastructures demand that pilots continue to increase their understanding of ship manoeuvrability and hydrodynamic effects.


This training course will also give an overview of the PIANC recommendations for the design of vertical and horizontal dimensions of harbour approach channels and associated manoeuvring and anchorage areas, and other aspects of channel design and operations including depth and width requirements, along with vertical bridge clearances.


This masterclass provides practical experience under close supervision of experienced pilot. The course introduces a number of methods and techniques that were developed in close co-operation with IAPH (International Association of Ports & Harbours), IMPA (International Maritime Pilots Association) and IALA (International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities).


Attendees will gain knowledge and practical application of Marine Pilotage that can be applied in their workplace. The course is a mixture of lecture and exercises, helping the attendees to practice and apply the knowledge.

Course Overview


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  • Pilotage law, regulations and status

  • Different types of vessels and their handling characteristics

  • Understand types of propulsion, rudders and thrusters including Azimuth Control Devices

  • Pilotage and shiphandling under different environmental conditions

  • Develop manoeuvring plans & execution

  • Understand berthing and unberthing in open berths, terminals and confined basins

  • Use of transit marks in shiphandling

  • The use of thrusters in ship manoeuvring

  • Use of different types of tugs in shiphandling including escort towage modes

  • Anchoring and use of anchors under various conditions including manoeuvring in congested anchorages and berthing

  • Shipboard crisis management & emergency procedures, contingency planning

  • Learn about Speed management

  • Mooring Line Management

  • Piloting in shipyards, towing, entering and leaving docks – dead ship towage.

  • Working with Bridge Teams

Key Benefits of Attending
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This course is for marine pilots and people working in related areas that wish to learn about this topic. Ideal for the seasoned professional looking to update their knowledge or novice wishing to learn about his subject for the first time.

  • Marine Pilots

  • Harbour Masters

  • Port Marine Officers

  • Marine Operations Managers, Superintendents & Supervisors

  • Barge / Tug Movers & Superintendents

  • Captains, Masters & Marine Officers

  • Surveyors & Positioning Chiefs

  • HSE Personnel

  • Safety Officers

Designed For
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The maintenance and development of pilotage standards and professional skills is high on the trainer's list

of priorities and has therefore taken an active role in his career.

Course Leader
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Renowned Pilot with 20 years hands-on experience
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Grand Mercure Jakarta Harmoni

Jl Hayam Wuruk No 36 37

10120 Central Jakarta, Indonesia

Tel: +62 21/3453777

Fax: +62 21/3453999




Register before 14/09/15

and save US$ 500


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Are you interested in holding this course In-House?

Do you have a specific needs, requirements and business challenges?

We can bring our training courses to you!

If you have a team of 10 or more, why not hold a private, in-house course? Our experts will come to you and the course will be tailored to your requirements


The benefits of In-House Training:

  • Tailored to meet your business objectives and specific learning needs

  • Cost-effective - reduced training fee, minimal staff travel and associated expenses, reduced non-productive time away from the workplace.

  • Expert trainers hand-picked around the world for their market knowledge

  • Team oriented - entire teams or departments can be trained at one time

  • Flexible & hassle-free - we can take care of all logistics and administration

  • Convenient – Programs are delivered at a time, location and pace that fits in to your business schedule

  • Private and confidential

If you would like more information about how in-house training can benefit your organization, please send us an email and we will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your training needs.

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