Azimuth thrusters emergency steering workshop


by Aleksandr Pipchenko | 30-May-2017

Azimuth thrusters emergency steering workshop

Azimuth thrusters provide to a ship amazing manoeuvrability, but also not the easiest to handle, especially if something goes wrong. With this in mind, on the 24th of May at the Odessa Maritime Training Centre we carried out an Azimuth thrusters emergency steering workshop with cadets of NU “Odessa Maritime Academy”.

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Visit to National University of Shipbuilding and some words on tug girting


by Aleksandr Pipchenko | 25-May-2017

Visit to National University of Shipbuilding and some words on tug girting

On the 18th of May I spent my day in Nikolayev (Ukraine). Particularly at National University of Shipbuilding, which is a two hour drive from Odessa (my home city).

The purpose of the visit was to attend a National Research Conference “Modern technologies of design, construction, operation and repair of ships, marine engineering facilities and engineering structures”.

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