For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
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.
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.