H883 - Azipod® Vessel Operation, Operational Level

This course prepares deck officers for safe watch keeping and bridge communication on twin-Azipod vessels in normal and special operational conditions.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Be familiar with the operational principles of diesel-electric (DE) Azipod propulsion systems. 
  • Understand the flexibility of the system.
  • Identify potential malfunctions and to cope with them without sacrificing vessel safety.
  • Communicate about the different aspects of the propulsion system in a clear and concise manner.


  • Azipod vessel operation with emphasis on pilot voyage and harbor maneuvers
  • Azipod vessel system functionalities and power plant behavior in different conditions
  • Effects of power plant and propulsion system malfunctions 


  • Hands-on exercises on a full mission bridge simulator. 
  • Practical lessons and discussions on diesel electric Azipod propulsion.

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 3 days
Venue: Helsinki, Finland
Turku, Finland
Hamburg, Germany

Experience of watch keeping of modern, preferably Azipod vessels, and of bridge simulator training

Additional information: Maximum 4 participants in Helsinki, maximum 6 participants in Turku and Hamburg.

This workshop is run in conjunction with an approved maritime simulation center.
Student profile:

Azipod® vessel deck personnel at operational level.

Download: Course description as a pdf

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