Ship Handling

Short course

The Ship Handling course is aiming to increase the understanding and competency of masters and officers regarding maneuvering vessels with different types of thrusters and rudders. The course has different elements, which all strive to enhance the level of professional education of the master and officers with regard to safely handling a specific type of vessel.

  • In-depth theory
  • Practical exercises with a Full Mission Simulator
  • Language: English



  • Terschelling


  • English

After this course

After successful completion of the Ship Handling course, you will have a better understanding of ship handling on a specific type of vessel.

Course duration and dates

The Ship Handling course is a customized course and the fee is on request.

Practical learning

Course fee

This is a customised course, and as such, course fees are available on request.

Course contents

Course contents

The course is divided into three parts:

  • Manoeuvering with conventional supply vessels (2 days)
  • Manoeuvering with azimuth thrusters (1.5 days)
  • Manoeuvering with a joystick (0.5 days)

Practical content

All our courses provide practical and hands-on experience based on the knowledge and expertise of our instructors. As a trainee, you will gain an understanding and proficiency in practical ship handling on a Full Mission Simulator.

Certification and approval

The course is STCW compliant and approved. Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate will be issued by MIWB. All our simulators and the organisation are DNV approved.

Study at NHL Stenden


For registration please fill out the course registration sheet. After registration we will provide you with further detailed information. Each course has a limited number of places available. If the course is fully booked, we will put you on a waiting list in case there is a cancellation.