For a proper use of the features of SHIPMA , the user must have ample knowledge of:

  • ship handling in restricted water;
  • the specific problems related to slow-speed sailing;
  • tug assistance procedures;
  • the consequences of (changing) external forces due to currents, waves, wind and bank suction;
  • ship's hydrodynamics.

and a basic knowledge of:

  • the operating system of a personal computer (Windows) and;
  • an ASCII text editor.
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