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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 3 000.00 Book online

* Payment in UAH equivalent, according to the commercial exchange rate on the payment date


The course is intended to provide participants with an introduction and training in handling, maneuvering and towing of mobile platforms. To learn the best practices which should be used to ensure the safety of personnel on board all vessels servicing and supporting offshore facilities and to reduce the risks associated with MODU Move operations. We are able to train crew in close to reality conditions to improve their skills in operations such as the Rig move, Jack up Move, Semi-submersible move, Anchor Handling, Tandem Towing, Escort Towing, Jack-Up Towage and maneuvering an offshore vessel. We provide theoretical teaching of main procedures and requirements, with practical skills on the simulator involving different tasks and scenarios for a MODU Move operation.


This course "Rig Move Training" is certified
by Bureau Veritas certification company.

Contents of course

  • Health, Safety and Environmental requirements for the MOU Move Operation
  • Description of MOU, Unit type, i.e. Semi Submersible, Jack Up, Barge, FPSO
  • Departure and Arrival Location(s)
  • On Shore Planning and Risk Assessment
  • Maneuvering
  • Circulation Systems
  • Towing
  • Various navigation techniques
  • Cooperation on the bridge
  • Procedures
  • Anchor Calculations


The students should demonstrate good handling skills on simulator, awareness of safety procedures, planning of MODU Move operation during different tasks and environment conditions upon completion of the course.


Day 1: Opening of course handling and maneuvering systems. Cooperation on the bridge; procedures, planning exercises. Simulator: Rig maneuvering and anchoring
Day 2: Anchor Calculations, anchoring, rig handling. Simulator: Rig maneuvering and anchoring
Day 3: Simulator: Rig maneuvering and anchoring
Day 4: Simulator: Rig maneuvering and anchoring
Day 5: Simulator exam, written exam

Assessment / Examination

Written and practical assessment

Teaching aids and equipment

Simulator for practise and classroom for theoretical learning.

Entry requirements

Deck officers with more than three years experience in maneuvering of offshore support vessels.


5 days


Maximum 4


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