Anchor Handling Course

To enhance safety and give a thorough understanding of the theory and practice in anchor handling and winch operation. Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels are mainly built to handle anchors for oil rigs and platforms, tow them to location, anchor them up and, in a few cases, serve as an Emergency Rescue and Recovery Vessel (ERRV). The supply function means that they are used to transport equipment and materials to and from offshore drilling rigs. This course is developed to provide good practice especially in anchor handling operations for mobile offshore drilling units (MODU)

Courses Duration Participants Language
5 days 6 prs Eng / Ukr
5 days 6 prs English
5 days 6 prs English



Theoretical lessons and practical exercises in the full mission anchor handling simulator:

  • Industrial procedures training
  • Planning and risk assessment of anchor handling operations
  • Vessel layout
  • Winch operation, functions and layout
  • Winch calculation and capacity
  • Correct and safe use of Shark jaws (Triplex and Karm Fork)
  • Anchor systems
  • Running and retrieving anchors
  • Training communication and teamwork between:
    1. Commanding officer and winch operator
    2. Bridge and rig
    3. Bridge and deck
  • Ship handling, problem solving and decision making
  • Importance of experience feedback


By planning and carrying out anchor handling operations in the simulator, the participants should, upon completion of the course, ideally demonstrate a thorough knowledge of basic skills in:

  • Planning and risk assessment of anchor handling operations according to procedures and safety
  • Contingency planning
  • As conning officer, carry out exercises in anchor handling operations
  • As winch operator, carry out exercises in anchor handling operations

Admission Requirements

Participants must have competence as watch-keeping deck or engine officer, and have fulfilled at least one of the bridge duties onboard an anchor handling vessel and have experience from at least one anchor handling operation.

Course reviews

This course fulfilled my expectations. Instructror Oleksandr explained course content very well and comprehensibly. I believe that I received good knowldege to drive career success. Review by: Kamil
Essential knowledge ans skills
During this course I have received really valuable knowledge regarding anchor handling. I believe that aquired skills will help me to perform my daily duties perfectly. Thank you Lerus for such course. Review by: Aleksejs
Valuable knowledge for competitive price
This course became the insight for me. I learned so much new information and gained really valuable skills to succed in my career. Thanks to Lerus team for such experience and opportunities. Review by: Jonathan
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