The course is intended for Deck Officers and Personnel who are required to acquire basic training on offshore supply vessels performing anchor-handling operations. It provides technical background, safety factors, and simulator training relevant to respective offshore personnel before they could assume duties on offshore vessel and perform anchor handling operations.
The course highly contributes in meeting the recommended training specified in Section B/V(e), Paragraphs 6-8 of the STCW Code, as amended.
Coverage / Program Focus
The course covers the following subject & training areas:
- Introduction to Anchor Handling
- Planning and Risk Assessment with Emphasis on “Safe Job Analyses”
- Anchor Handling Operations: Steps and Stages
- Simulation Exercises on Basic Anchor Handling Operations: Deployment, Decking, and Retrieval
Aims / Objectives
The course aims to provide technical knowledge and practical understanding of the different design and systems associated with anchor handling vessels; the safety factors and procedures involved in anchor handling operations; and the unique maneuvering and handling characteristics of offshore vessel performing anchor handling to safely & efficiently carry out anchor handling operations.
The conduct of the course delivery primarily employs lecture-presentation and series of practical exercises.
The practical activities & exercises consist of demonstration, simulator exercises with briefing/ debriefing instruction using Full Mission Offshore/ Anchor Handling Simulator.
Entry Requirement / Target Group
Deck Officers involved in offshore support operation and working on anchor handling vessels; and for Bridge Personnel without Anchor Handling Operations experience required to gain basic operational training in anchor handling.
Certificate of Course Completion