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Please, make Your payment for the reservation of the course not later than 2 banking days before the start of the course

Date Time Cost
On request 08:30 to 17:00 USD 2 000.00 * Book online
* Payment in UAH equivalent, according to the commercial exchange rate on the payment date


Anchor Handling course is designed to enhance safety and give a thorough understanding of the theory and practice in anchor handling and winch operation. Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels are mainly built to handle anchors for oil rigs and platforms, towing, serve as an Emergency Rescue and Recovery Vessel (ERRV) and supply operations. The supply function means that they are used to transport equipment and materials to and from offshore drilling rigs. This course is developed to provide good practice especially in anchor handling operations for mobile offshore drilling units (MODU)


This course "Anchor Handling" is certified
by Bureau Veritas certification company.



Theoretical lessons and practical exercises in the full mission anchor handling simulator:

  • Industrial procedures training
  • Planning and risk assessment of anchor handling operations
  • Vessel layout
  • Winch operation, functions and layout
  • Winch calculation and capacity
  • Correct and safe use of Shark jaws (Triplex and Karm Fork)
  • Anchor systems
  • Running and retrieving anchors
  • Training communication and teamwork between:
    1. Commanding officer and winch operator
    2. Bridge and rig
    3. Bridge and deck
  • Ship handling, problem solving and decision making
  • Importance of experience feedback


By planning and carrying out anchor handling operations in the simulator, the participants should, upon completion of the course, ideally demonstrate a thorough knowledge of basic skills in:

  • Planning and risk assessment of anchor handling operations according to procedures and safety
  • Contingency planning
  • As a conning officer, carry out exercises in anchor handling operations
  • As a winch operator, carry out exercises in anchor handling operations

Admission Requirements

Participants must have competence in watch-keeping as a deck or engine officer


5 days


Maximum 6


The course will be conducted in English or Russian depending on the customer's request.