Masters were put through their paces with a variety of bridge simulations during Nautilus strategic yacht partner West Nautical's fifth successful 'Command and Control' course for commanding officers.
The course held in association with South Shields Marine school involved two days of bridge simulator training with nine captains taking part in a variety of scenarios.
The course is focussed on senior level training for captains in their primary function as a navigation and commanding officer on board during emergency situations.
Managing director Geoff Moore said West Nautical is 'always adjusting the course contents with the feedback we receive and ensure the training scenarios are relevant to industry trends'.
The course includes input from maritime law experts covering serious incidents onboard.