This training familiarisation course, organised by HR Wallingford and Port Hedland Pilots, will enable attendees to learn about the key features of Port Hedland, the role the ship’s crew can play to assist the pilotage operation and what to do in an emergency scenario.
The aim of the course is to improve safety and decrease risk in Port Hedland for personnel, vessels and infrastructure.
This two day course is a mixture of classroom presentations, practical demonstrations and role play scenarios using HR Wallingford’s real time ship
simulator. There will be detailed discussions and trainee participation throughout, to make a fully interactive and effective learning experience.
Please note, this course is only suitable for ship crew members who operate at Port Hedland.
The course will consist of classroom slides and discussions as well practical demonstrations using the ship simulator.
Day 1 of the course will cover:
Environmental characteristics/tidal windows of Port Hedland
Channel and harbour characteristics of Port Hedland
Refuge zones and emergency passing lane
The high priority placed on maintaining the integrity of the channel in Port Hedland
Tug fleet, indirect and centre lead forward towage, safe working loads of bitts and leads, making of tugs fast safely and efficiently (and in black
Use of portable pilot units (PPU’s) in Port Hedland
VHF channels (working, emergency, pilot transfer, VTS) in Port Hedland
A run down on the types or and criticality of emergencies under pilotage (i.e. main engine failure vs steering failure)
Importance of critical equipment continuing to function properly throughout pilotage, actions by ship’s masters and crew to reduce the likelihood of
emergencies occurring, and to reduce the risk in the event of an emergency
Master, Pilot Exchange (MPX) and BRM expectations in Port Hedland
Actions by ship masters and crew in the event of an emergency
Day 2 of the course will cover:
Overview of PHP Pilot training program
Overview of the use of simulator by PHP pilots
Port Hedland DUKC® system
Pilot transfer and support expectations for helicopter transfers, pilot ladder transfer
VTS communications in Port Hedland
Port Hedland Vessel Movement Guidelines (VMG’s)
Mooring operations in Port Hedland
Cyclones and strong winds
Real life serious incidents that have occurred in Port Hedland
For each simulation exercise, roles will be split up with the Port Hedland Pilot conducting the role of pilot.Other roles will include (but not limited
to) Captain, First Officer, Second Officer and Helmsman.The following simulation exercises will be conducted:
Standard arrival in ballast condition - with Pilot emphasising information for the attendees, support and resources required from bridge team, berthing
using tugs and mooring procedure (90 minutes)
Departure Pilotage from basin to Beacon 32/33 – with Pilot emphasising information for the attendees, support and resources required from Bridge team,
unmooring procedure and unberthing using tugs (low UKC, squat and ME not coming up to rev’s) (75 minutes)
Restricted visibility (45 minutes)
ME failure (45 minutes)
Steering failure (45 minutes)
Pilot incapacity (45 minutes)
Additional simulations could potentially include: poor helmsman, small boat in channel, gyro failure, blackout (including issues with making tugs fast
and walking out anchors), fire on board, terrorist attack (from on board) while under pilotage, use of refuge zones / anchors, main engine failure
and steering failure scenarios for Captains who haven’t role played as Master during previous exercises, Rotor Tug and ASD tug practical driving and
Booking and cost
Attendance at scheduled courses can be booked online. The cost is GBP £2,500 per head. A minimum number of attendees is required
to go ahead and confirmation will be given, once the minimum number of attendees has been reached.
The next scheduled dates for this course are 25-26 September 2019.
The course can be run exclusively for 4-6 attendees from a single shipping company. Please contact Ben Spalding (firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 8 6164 9657) for further information.
The course will be run by HR Wallingford and Port Hedland Pilots at HR Wallingford’s Australia Ship Simulation Centre in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Each course is limited to six attendees, with a minimum of five, to allow for sufficient simulator time as well as good group discussions.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the course. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance following the attendance of the