Ship Handling (Manned Model) Courses

Timsbury Lake is the location for the world’s finest ship handling centre and offers the international maritime industry an invaluable state-of-the-art training facility, using accurately scaled manned ship models to simulate the handling characteristics of actual vessels.

Design and development of this innovative training centre successfully integrated over 30 years of manned model operating expertise with a comprehensive understanding of the maritime industry’s needs to deliver world-leading facilities and programmes.

As the only centre of its kind in the UK, and one of a very small number worldwide, it provides invaluable specialised training and assessment for Captains and senior officers in ship handling, enabling mariners to practice and progress their ship handling skills through trial manoeuvres in a safe environment.

With a fleet of 11 different ship models, a jack up oil rig and five tugs, a number of ship handling scenarios can be carried out using a variety of models, berths, canals, channels and basins.

For further information, please select the appropriate link below:

General Information

Welcome to Timsbury Lake

The Ship Handling Fleet

Courses for Masters, Deck Officers and Pilots

Ship Handling (Manned Models)

Advanced Ship Handling (Manned Models)

Formal Assessment of Ship Handling

Ship Handling and Emergency Procedures

Courses for Specialist Pilots

Pilots Emergency Procedures

Pilots Professional Development

Formal Assessment of Ship Handling

Please contact the administration team for further information and to book:

Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 5066