Barge Supervisor (Barge Master) Course

For personnel who intend to become a Barge Supervisor (Barge Master), to undertake responsibility for Barge Supervisor (Barge Master) on Mobile Offshore Units (MOU).

The Nautical Institute

This course is certified by
The Nautical Institute.
Duration: 3 days
Participants: 8 prs
Validity: 5 years

Reference material:

Barge Supervisor (Barge Master) Course book provided during training.
Video presentation – related to each chapter

Course Content:

  • Terminology associated to ships’ stability
  • States of equilibrium
  • Initial stability
  • Longitudinal and transverse stability
  • Hydrostatic parameters
  • List and trim
  • Damaged stability
  • Loading weights and mooring system effects
  • Motions in a seaway and ballast control
  • Operating procedures and reports.
  • Blackout situations
  • Movements of onboard cargo
  • Collision regulations
  • Loss of watertight integrity
  • Various equipment and systems’ failure
  • Severe weather


3 days course – 22,5 hours – One instructor


Valid Mobile Offshore Units (MOU) Stability Certificate;
Valid STCW certificate of competency as Master, Chief Mate or Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch;
Valid basic STCW certificates or BOSIET;
Valid Medical Examination

Reviews - Barge Supervisor (Barge Master) Course

Excellent course
Lerus is the international centre with high level of training. I would like to emphised the high-experienced instructors with very deep knowledge transmitted to students in this course. I recomend it to everyone. Review by: Robert
Right choice for your career
I have passed the Barge supervisor course in Lerus training center and in my opinion it was the best choice. Instructor Mr. Andriy is extremely experienced, real master of his craft. He managed to provide such complicated course in an easy to undesrstand way. Hope to come back and pass OIM course here too. Review by: Batyr
A superb training
I have passed the Barge Supervisor training in Lerus training centre and to my mind it was completely right decision. The Lerus training centre is well known around the world by its high education standards and liability. I had no doubts hence acquired key insights and deepen my knowledge. Review by: Patrick
Extensive course programme
I would like to emphise the high level of educational level. Instructor Oleksandr is extremely experienced and I was amazed with him. He told me lots of additional information. Besides, extensive course programme is also worth to be advised. I strongly recommend this course. Review by: Osvald
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