Manned Models

The Advanced Shiphandling in Manned Models Course is primarily for experienced shiphandlers such as Pilots, Masters and OICNW.  Participants will hone their shiphandling skills on topics including: anchoring, docking, undocking, slow speed maneuvering, experiment with movement of the pivot point, advance and transfer, passing in narrow channels, shallow water effect, wind effect, thruster work and much more. For piloting organizations that are not seeking STCW credit, the manned models can be utilized for a variety of ship handling training evolutions. 


To Register

  1. Click on the "Register Now!" box below, then click on  "Register & Pay Online for Continuing Education Classes" on the right.
  2. Enter Manned in the "Search For (Key Word) field.
  3. Select the checkbox to the left of the course in which you are interested and click Submit.
  4. Fill out the personal information and pay via credit or debit card. 

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USCG Approval:

Any student who completes our Advanced Shiphandling Course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(i), 11.307(a)(3)(i), 11.311(a)(3)(i) and 11.313(a)(3)(i) for masters and chief mates, provided the course completion certificate is presented within 5 years of the completion of training; AND will be considered to have successfully demonstrated the following assessments for masters and chief mates from NVICs 10-14(Ch-1) and 11-14(Ch-1)

8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.6.A, 8.7.A, 9.1.A, 9.2.A, 9.3.A, 9.4.A, 9.5.A; 9.6.A, 9.6.B, 9.7.A, 9.8.A, 9.9.A, 9.9.B, 9.11, 9.12, 9.13, 9.14, 9.15, 16.4.B

Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present a completed assessment sheet for these assessments in application for STCW certification.


  • ​October 15-19 - FULL
  • October 22-26


  • April 08-12
  • April 29 - May 03

  • May 06-10
  • May 20-24

  • June 03-07 - FULL
  • June 17-21

  • July 08-12
  • July 22-26

  • August 05-09
  • August 12-16


  • September 09-13
  • Septemebr 23-27

  • October 07-11
  • October 21-25

Program cost is $5250.00