The course is intended for Deck Officers who are new to the offshore industry and are required to acquire knowledge of the unique maneuvering characteristics of offshore support vessels. It provides familiarization on maneuvering systems and development of essential skills in maneuvering practices for offshore support vessels.
The focus of lessons & instruction covers review of shiphandling principles and essential aspects of berth planning and risk assessment; while the practical training consists of simulation exercises using full mission offshore simulator.
Further, the course highly contributes in meeting the training requirements specified in Section BN(e) of the STCW Code, as amended.
Course Aims & Objectives:
The course aims to provide practical knowledge and skills to effectively and safely maneuver and handle Azimuth propelled supply vessels.
Coverage / Program Focus:
The course deals with the following subject & training
- Review of ship handling theory, including application
of the pivot point.
- Maneuvering skills in Azimuth Propulsion System
- Planned approaches to offshore facilities
- Risk assessment and planning for entering the 500m safety zone
- Machinery and power requirements in various situations/operations.
- Introduction to joystick maneuvering and changeover
- Review of causal factors in OSV maneuvering
The conduct of the course delivery primarily employs lecture-presentation and series of practical exercises.
For practical activities & exercises, participants will undertake maneuvering operations in the simulator using azimuth drive propulsion systems
Entry Requirement / Target Group:
The course is open to all deck officers involved in
offshore supply operations.
A Certificate of Completion is given to each participant who fulfills the Course.
The course is offered in two training packages:
3 Days (Basic Maneuvering Exercises)
5 Days (Intensive Simulator Training)
This course shall be conducted upon request.