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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 2 570.00 * Book online
* Payment in UAH equivalent, according to the commercial exchange rate on the payment date


Upon completion of the course, the successful student will be able to master winch handling operations on Anchor Handling Tug and Supply (AHTS) vessels, satisfying safety requirements utilising the best working practices.


This course "Winch Operator Course" is certified
by Bureau Veritas certification company.

Target audience

Personnel with some experience in Anchor Handling (AH) operations.

Contents of course

  • Case exercises based on real life events
  • AH operation planning including Risk Assessment
  • Winch handling simulator exercises where typical operations like Wire Spooling, Grappling, Chasing, Preset Systems and Towing are used
  • Debriefing sessions covering both the simulator exercise itself and the scenario exercises
  • Carrying out operations keeping the importance of the enormous forces involved in mind while conducting the various tasks - or experiencing the consequences of not doing so

Special information

According to Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 2012 (STCW-12), Section B-V/e 8, appropriate simulator training may be used as a supplement in the training of masters, officers and engineers serving on AHTS vessels.

Entry requirements

Introduction to Anchor Handling Course
Some degree of AH operation experience

Teaching method

The training is a combination of simulator training, case study, scenario planning and debriefing. The realism will be provided with the state of the art Kongsberg Maritime, and in addition course contents developed by experienced AHTS crew and Kongsberg Maritime personnel.

Teaching medium

The course documentation is written in English and the course will be held in English, unless otherwise agreed.


5 days


Maximum 6


English or Russian depending on the customer's request.