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Launceston, Hunter Maritime College



On completion of this unit a student will be able to handle large power driven vessels safely on passage and in and out of port under normal and extreme conditions and in emergencies. The unit incorporates the study and understanding of a vessel's behaviour under varying circumstances and hydrodynamic influences. The student further undergoes training on an approved ship simulator in performing manoeuvres in terms of their appropriateness, effectiveness and limitations.

The unit will build up on the knowledge attained in Navigational Watch-keeping of the second year of study.

This unit meets the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the Maritime Training Package MAR60213 of MAR13 the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and Table A-II/2 of the STCW code.

Summary 2020

Unit name Command Operations
Unit code JND319
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring

Capt. Siri Hirimbure

Teaching staff

Capt. Siri Hirimbure

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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  • JND280, JND281, JND282, JND283, JND285, JND286, JND287, JND288


JND280 and JND281


Teaching Pattern

Blended delivery in the form of lectures and online learning supplemented with consolidated face to face learning and practical training in simulated ship environment towards the end of semester

Students attending classes and students electing to study on flexible mode will follow the same class time table. Total lecturing hours have not changed from the existing. Both categories of students will have access to the same resources through MyLo

Lectures Duration / Frequency / Time tabling

3.5 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks

Total Hrs 35

Practicals Duration / Frequency / Time tabling

30 hrs delivered over last 3 weeks

Attendance is mandatory for simulator training recommended for end of semester consolidated teaching periods


Assessment 1: Quizzes – 10%

Assessment 2: Assignment- 20%

Assessment 3: Practical Assessment - UP

Assessment 4: Final Exam – 70%

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  1. Ship squat & interaction - Barrass, C. B.
  2. A guide to ship handling: the best seamanship. - by Japan   Captains'
  3. The Nautical Institute on pilotage and shiphandling. -   Sanders, David J., Plumridge
  4. Bridge team management : a practical guide - Swift, A. J
  5. Tug use in port : a practical guide - Hensen, Henk,
  6. Anchoring large vessels : a new approach - C. A. McDowall
  7. The shiphandler's guide for masters and navigating   officers, pilots and tug masters - Rowe, R. W

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