The flexibility and large size of MARIN’s basins enable a wide variety of imposed motions, actuator controls, and sailing conditions.


With increased size and complexity, new ship designs require extensive manoeuvring studies and captain training to guarantee safe handling once in operation. To do so, MARIN combines the best of experimental and numerical worlds: performing manoeuvring captive experiments to derive high-fidelity simulation models, and implementing these models to carry out manoeuvring predictions and captain training in simulators. This approach improves design insights, increases training quality, and minimises risks in operation.

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Captive manoeuvring model tests (PDF)