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Azipod 2-Day for Pilots (AZIPOD-2)

Individual Course / Program


2 Days

Training Method

Lecture and Simulation


Transas Full Mission Ship Simulator




Basic and Advanced Shiphandling

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Course Description

The 2-day Azipod instruction course will instruct the attendee on the unique maneuvering techniques and characteristics of an Azipod propulsion system. The course divides the time between lectures and simulator work. Simulator training includes using the Azipod system in the "transit mode" (active rudders), "independent maneuvering" mode and the "joystick" mode. Simulation exercises are designed to provide a realistic transition from one mode to the next during all phases of maneuvering that is from "berth to berth".

Prerequisites- Basic and Advanced Shiphandling.

Suggested Courses/Skills- Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the use of Azimuthing Podded Drive (AZIPOD) Steering and Propulsion Control Units.

Note Trust Students:  This course's tuition is not covered by the MATES Program.

What You Will Learn

  •   The theory, use and operation of Azipod Propulsion units

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MITAGS - Linthicum Heights, MD


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