The course is intended to provide participants with an introduction and training in handling, maneuvering and towing of mobile platforms. To learn the best practices which should be used to ensure the safety of personnel on board all vessels servicing and supporting offshore facilities and to reduce the risks associated with MODU Move operations. We are able to train crew in close to reality conditions to improve their skills in operations such as the Rig move, Jack up Move, Semi-submersible move, Anchor Handling, Tandem Towing, Escort Towing, Jack-Up Towage and maneuvering an offshore vessel. We provide theoretical teaching of main procedures and requirements, with practical skills on the simulator involving different tasks and scenarios for a MODU Move operation.
Contents of course
Health, Safety and Environmental requirements for the MOU Move Operation
Description of MOU, Unit type, i.e. Semi Submersible, Jack Up, Barge, FPSO
Departure and Arrival Location(s)
On Shore Planning and Risk Assessment
Various navigation techniques
Cooperation on the bridge
Objective The students should demonstrate good handling skills on simulator, awareness of safety procedures, planning of MODU Move operation during different tasks and environment conditions upon completion of the course.
Day 1: Opening of course handling and maneuvering systems. Cooperation on the bridge; procedures, planning exercises. Simulator: Rig maneuvering and anchoring Day 2: Anchor Calculations, anchoring, rig handling. Simulator: Rig maneuvering and anchoring Day 3: Simulator: Rig maneuvering and anchoring Day 4: Simulator: Rig maneuvering and anchoring Day 5: Simulator exam, written exam
Assessment / Examination
Written and practical assessment
Teaching aids and equipment
Simulator for practise and classroom for theoretical learning.
Deck officers with more than three years experience in maneuvering of offshore support vessels.