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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 09:00 to 17:00 USD 1 000.00 * Book online
* Payment in UAH equivalent, according to the commercial exchange rate on the payment date


To give an understanding of the theory of ship handling and practice it with hands on in the simulator according to the guidelines in the industry.


This course "Ship Handling in an Offshore Environment" is certified
by Bureau Veritas certification company.


  • Basic maneuvering theory with focus on Offshore Support Vessels and their special working conditions
  • Basic bridge team management skills
  • Introduction to Dynamic Positioning
  • Case studies and accident analysis
  • Calculation of wind/current and their influence on the operation
  • Basic knowledge about offshore installation terminology
  • Safety of personnel, vessels, offshore installations and the environment
  • Planning an operation
  • Risk assessment
  • Management of changes
  • Contingency planning of thruster, rudder and propeller failure
  • Contingency operation during thruster, rudder, propeller failure
  • Contingency operation in the event of a semi-blackout
  • Execute operation connected to a rig during rapid changes in wind/current direction and speed
  • Training safe and correct changeover between forward and aft bridge
  • Training safe and correct changeover between manual, joystick and dynamic positioning maneuvering mode

The theory is put into practice by exercises on a full mission offshore support vessel simulator in various weather conditions and in different working situations, including full feedback sessions after each completed operation.


The participants should, upon completion of the course, demonstrate conning ability of the vessel in different operational situations.

Admission Requirements

Deck officers. Other personnel can also participate on a case-by-case approval.


5 days


Max 6


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