Ship Handling

Ship Handling

 

(1) The group of scientific disciplines essential to guiding a vessel. Ship handling comprises navigation, sailing directions, nautical astronomy, hydrography, hydrometeorology, maritime practice, and practical use of magnetic compass deviations.

(2) The practice of guiding a ship by means of continuous visual or instrumental monitoring or control of sailing conditions, course, speed, location, and the ship’s condition. Instrument control is accomplished by means of automated piloting systems or such navigational aids as gyrocompasses, logs, echo sounders, radar and radio navigation stations, direction finders, sextants, and accurate chronometers. Visual control relies on the knowledge, skill, and experience of the navigator, who applies his personal observations in maneuvering the vessel. Navigational procedures are established by international and local regulations.

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Tenders are invited for upgradation of ship handling simulator
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Naval Base San Diego recently unveiled its newest navigation, seamanship and ship handling trainer (NSST).
The ANS5000 family of ship handling simulators from STN Atlas has been granted type certification by the classification society Germanischer Lloyd.
Ship handling has also increased by 77 ships at the close of FY (2013-14) as 1673 ships were handled during the year which remained 1596 previous year.
The NOK80m order covers 57 navigation simulators for the US Navy's navigation, seamanship and ship handling training programme NSST, and replaces an earlier order worth NOK50m.