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 ship handling 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 B/V(e) of the STCW Code, as amended.
Coverage / Program Focus
The course deals with the following subject & training areas:
- Review of ship handling theory, including application of the pivot point.
- Maneuvering skills in Conventional and 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 procedures.
- Review of causal factors in OSV maneuvering incidents/accidents.
Aims / Objectives
The course aims to provide practical knowledge and skills to effectively and safely maneuver and handle offshore support vessel in conventional and Azimuth propulsion configurations.
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 simulator.
Entry Requirement / Target Group
The course is open to all deck officers involved in offshore supply operations.
A Certificate of Completion shall be given to those who have successfully completed the course.