Barge & MOU - Bulgaria

Mobile offshore units (MOUs) means vessels which can be readily relocated and which can perform an industrial function involving offshore operations other than those traditionally provided by vessels covered by chapter I of the 1974 SOLAS Convention.

The Nautical Institute

This course is certified by
The Nautical Institute.

Such MOUs include at least the following: 

  • column-stabilized unit is a MOU with the main deck connected to the underwater hull or footings by columns or caissons; 
  • non-self-propelled unit is a MOU not fitted with mechanical means of propulsion to navigate independently; 
  • self-elevating unit is a MOU with movable legs capable of raising its hull above the surface of the sea; 
  • self-propelled unit is a MOU fitted with a mechanical means of propulsion to navigate independently; 
  • submersible unit is an MOU with a ship-shape, barge-type or novel hull design (other than a self-elevating unit) intended for operation while bottom bearing;
  • surface unit is a MOU with a ship- or barge-type displacement hull of single- or multiple-hull configuration intended for operation in the floating condition. 

As per resolution A.1079(28), every company employing personnel assigned to duty on MOUs has responsibility for ensuring that the standards set out in these recommendations are given full and complete effect. In addition, other measures as may be necessary should be taken to ensure that personnel can make knowledgeable and informed contributions to the safe operation of the MOU. 

Every MOU should have sufficient key persons on board possessing the knowledge, qualifications, skills and experience necessary to ensure the safe operation of the MOU. It is recognized that the nature of MOUs and their operations necessitate the consideration of specialized training and qualifications. The Administration should determine the adequacy of the knowledge, qualifications, skills and experience of the personnel assigned the responsibility for essential safety and pollution prevention functions on the basis of the design, type, size, and operating parameters of each MOU. Administrations are invited to consider the essential functions listed below in determining the necessary knowledge, qualifications, skills and experience for key personnel. 

Frequently asked questions - Barge & MOU - Bulgaria

After completing the course with Lerus, will participants receive an official certification?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, participants will be granted an official certification, verifying their proficiency and understanding of the subject matter.

What is the main focus of the "Barge/MOU" courses offered by Lerus in Bulgaria?

The "Barge/MOU" courses are designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and skills related to barge operations and Mobile Offshore Units (MOU). The curriculum covers essential topics such as stability, ballasting, and mooring operations, ensuring participants are well-equipped to handle real-world scenarios in these areas.

Who should consider enrolling in the "Barge/MOU" courses?

The courses are tailored for maritime professionals involved in barge and MOU operations. This includes barge masters, barge engineers, and other crew members who wish to enhance their understanding and skills in barge operations, stability, and related areas.
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