Ship Handling in an Offshore Environment Course

To give an understanding of the theory of ship handling and practice it with hands on in the simulator according to the guidelines in the industry.

Bureau Veritas

This course is certified
by Bureau Veritas.
Duration: 5 days
Participants: 6 prs
Validity: No expiry


Course Contents

  • Basic bridge team management skills
  • Introduction to Dynamic Positioning
  • Case studies and accident analysis
  • Calculation of wind/current, and their influence on the operation
  • Safety of personnel, vessels, offshore installations and environment
  • Planning of operation
  • Risk assessment
  • Management of change
  • Contingency planning of thruster, rudder, propeller failure
  • Contingency operation during thruster, rudder, propeller failure
  • Contingency operation in the event of a semi-blackout
  • Execute operation connected to a rig during rapid changes in current and wind direction and speed
  • Training safe and correct changeover between forward and aft bridge
  • Training safe and correct changeover between manual, joystick and dynamic positioning maneuvering mode


The participants, should upon completion of the course, demonstrate conning of the vessel in different operational situations. 

Admission Requirements

Deck officers with more than three years experience in manoeuvring offshore support vessels.

Frequently asked questions - Ship Handling in an Offshore Environment Course

Will participants receive a certification upon completing the course?

Yes, all participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certification, recognizing their acquisition of essential skills and knowledge.

What is the "Ship Handling in an Offshore Environment Course" about?

The "Ship Handling in an Offshore Environment Course" focuses on providing participants with a thorough understanding of ship handling theory and practical application, specifically tailored for Offshore Support Vessels. It encompasses a broad spectrum of topics, including maneuvering theory, bridge team management, dynamic positioning, and the impact of wind and current on ship operations, all reinforced through simulator exercises.

Why is Lerus the preferred provider for maritime training?

Lerus is recognized globally for its high-quality training standards, offering a wide range of courses designed to meet the needs of maritime professionals. Its commitment to excellence is reflected in the comprehensive curriculum, experienced instructors, and state-of-the-art simulator training. With training centers located around the world, Lerus provides accessible and superior training solutions to individuals looking to advance their careers in the maritime industry.

Reviews - Ship Handling in an Offshore Environment Course

Engaging course
I have chosen Lerus training center due to its reputation as a high standard company. My choice was competely right. During the course I became proficient in ship handling in the offshore environment. I gained valuable skills and key insights in the completely new area for me. I sincerelly believe it will boost my career up. Review by: Joseph
Rather interesting course
Rather interesting course. I acquainted with new sphere for me. Lots of new information alongside initial experience. Thanks to Lerus for such course. Review by: Anatolii
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