Ship handling Training & Research Centre

Port Ash Australia is a manned ship model training centre, located on the east coast of Australia, approximately 2 hours by road north of Sydney, New South Wales.

The centre provides training in ship handling for ship’s Masters, Officers, Marine Pilots, and Naval Officers ,with particular emphasis on the practical aspects of the control of ships at low speeds in open, confined and shallow waters, with or without tug assistance.

Port Ash utilises manned ship models to provide practical hands on training on its purpose built 2 Ha (5 acre) lake, and employs experienced Marine Pilots as instructors to facilitate the training.