Liftboat / SPJUB Manoeuvring Course

The course is structured to enable participants to enhance and update their manual ship handling abilities specifically for Liftboats and Self-Propelled Jack-Up Barges.

Courses Duration Participants Language
3 days Max 8 prs English
3 days Max 8 prs English


Training enables delegates with little or no experience in liftboat manoeuvring to gain appropriate skills using Class-A simulator in various sea state conditions.  It may also serve as a refresher course for those who did not manoeuvre SPJUB for a long period of time due to the nature of the projects they were recently involved in.

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Course Content

This is solely practical simulator-based training using three-legged self-propelled jack-up barge model in various weather conditions. Thruster set-up includes three ASD CPP thrusters and one tunnel bow thruster.  Delegates will practice ship handling in scenarios designed and delivered by experienced SPJUB Masters which include but not limited to:

  • Approach and positioning of SPJUB at the offshore platform;
  • Station keeping for a soft pin;
  • Approach and station keeping in slack tide and full tide conditions;
  • Approach and station keeping in slight and moderate wind conditions with and without current;
  • Abandon jacking operation due to equipment failure (simulated).

Course Pre-requisites

OOW, Chief Mate or Master License.

Frequently asked questions:

Why opt for Lerus for the Liftboat / SPJUB Manoeuvring Course?

Choosing Lerus for this course means benefiting from a globally recognized training provider known for its modern facilities, expert instructors, and a wealth of industry experience. With a presence in many countries, Lerus combines global expertise with localized training approaches.

How can one register for the Liftboat / SPJUB Manoeuvring Course at Lerus?

Enrolling in the course is simple. Prospective participants can reach out to Lerus via our website or contact the booking team by phone or email for detailed information on course schedules and fees.

What Does the Training in the Liftboat / SPJUB Manoeuvring Course Include?

Training in this course involves comprehensive, simulator-based learning. Participants will engage in various operational scenarios, including positioning and station keeping near offshore structures, adapting to varying sea and weather conditions, and managing simulated emergency situations.

Course reviews

Very good training!
During traning i've observed hight qualility simulator with all aspects of real enviroments. Spesial thanks to highly qualified trainer Yuriy for exellent job. Highly recommended ! Review by: Vladimir
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