Australian Ship Handling Centre

Port Ash Australia


Shiphandling Training & Research Centre

The Australian Ship Handling Centre at Port Ash provides training in ship handling for Masters, Ship's Officers and Pilots, using experienced Pilots as instructors.

Port Ash manned ship-model simulator is a purpose built facility.   It specialises in the practical aspects of shiphandling and the control of ships at low speeds in confined and shallow waters with and without tug assistance.

The Centre utilises manned ship- models to provide practical hands on training on its purpose built 2 Ha (5 acre) port, at Port Ash, located 35 minutes north of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Port Ash Clients

National Recognised Training

Darwin Port Corporation Houston Pilots
Stolt NYK Australia Wyndham Port ORDC
Teekay Shipping Australia Burnie Port Corporation
Port Hedland Pilots Groote Eyland
ASP Ship Management Adsteam Marine
Swire Pacific Ship Management Flinders Ports (South Australia)
Esperance Port Authority Maritime Safety Queensland
Teekay Shipping Offshore Marine Royal Australian Navy
Newcastle Port Corporation Brisbane Marine Pilots
Geraldton Port Authority Australian Transport Safety Bureau
Western Geco Waterways NSW (Yamba & Eden)
Chevron Texaco Port Phillip Sea Pilots (Melbourne)
Trident Shipping (Shell) Sydney Pilot Service
Alcan Gove Gemco (Groote Eylandt)
Defence Maritime Services (Sydney)
Woodside (Withnell Bay)
Port Kembla Port Corporation
South West Alaska Pilot Association
Port of Napier (New Zealand)
Fremantle Pilots (Western Australia)

Training Associates