Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU) Stability Course

Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU)Stability Course meets all requirements listed under the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Resolution A.1079(28), and STCW Convention Regulations I/10 & I/02.

Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU)Stability Course designated to for the training of OIM, Barge Supervisor, Ballast Control Operator (OIM / BS / BCO). 

Courses Duration Participants Language
5 days 8 prs Eng / Ukr
5 days 8 prs English
5 days 8 prs Eng / Id
5 days Max 8 prs English
5 days 8 prs English
5 days 8 prs English
5 days 8 prs English


Course provides comprehensive training for personnel who will be involved in Ballast Control operations and going to obtain license of OIM or Barge Supervisor. Course will provide an understanding of the response of drill ships, column stabilized floating units as well as jack up rigs while afloat, to loading and environmental forces and damage control. After successful completion of the course the trainees should have a better understanding in the theory and practical application of ship stability, particularly the stability of a mobile offshore unit (MOU) and ballast control procedures for trim and list, use of information provided in the rigs operational manual for safe operations of the MOU.

Reference material:

Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU) Stability Course book provided during training.
Video presentation – related to each chapter

Course Content:

  • Knowledge, understanding and proficiency as Required by A.1079(28)
  • Use of loading stability information which may be contained in or derived from stability and trim diagrams and Marine Operations Manual
  • Understanding of fundamental principles and the theories and factors affecting trim and stability and measures necessary to preserve trim and stability
  • Stability criteria for MOUs (static and dynamic), criteria for MOUs, environmental limits and criteria for survival conditions
  • Use of daily loading calculations
  • Knowledge of the effect of mooring system and mooring line failures
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and the effect of trim and stability of flooding due to damage, firefighting, loss of buoyancy or other reasons and countermeasures to be taken
  • Effectively communicate stability related information
  • Understanding the inclining experiment report and its use
  • Understanding the inclining experiments, deadweight survey, and their use
  • Knowledge of the effect on trim and stability of cargos and cargo operations
  • Knowledge of the effect of trim and stability of MOUs in event of damage to and consequent flooding of a compartment, and countermeasures to be taken
  • Knowledge of the effect of loading supplies and ballasting in order to keep the unit’s stress within acceptable limits
  • Knowledge of the effect of pre-loading and leg stresses on self-elevating units
  • Knowledge of the effect of loss of buoyancy

Course reviews

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I am totally satisfied with my descion to pass MOU stability course in such great international company as Lerus Training center. High standard of training alogside the experienced staff worth to be known around the world. I will recommend this course and training center to my friends for sure. Review by: Roman
Amazing course
I was impressed with MOU stability course which i have recently passed in the Lerus training center. Instructor Oleksandr is extremely experienced, and he provided me with huge amount information. He patiently answered all my questions and explained every detail thoroughly during the course despite the shortcomings I had. Review by: Viktor
High-rated course
The slogan of Lerus Training center is 'training is the best investment' and I'm totally agree with this phrase. MOU certificate is my first one, but I really hope to return for the Barge Supervisor certificate soon. Thanks to lerus for such opportunity. Review by: Fedir Golovach
Highly recommended!
Experienced trainer and good delivery of knowledge. Review by: Muhamat. A
Recommended training center
Recommended training center for petroleum and mining industries Review by: Ramadhan
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