Offshore Safety - Engine

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The course aims to introduce Engineer Officers to offshore vessel layout, equipment and operations. The course covers the variety of operations carried out on board offshore support vessels, including DP operations, cargo supply and anchor handling operations. The course emphasises the need for good plant maintenance and watch keeping practices.


The course is designed for participants with little or no offshore vessel experience. This course is ideal for new cadets, junior officers or engineers currently outside the offshore environment wishing to enter the industry.


Course participants completing this course will assimilate theoretical knowledge and practical skills to support a range of OSV operations. The course covers the following aspects:

  • Starting and stopping ships plant for port departures/arrivals and DP operations alongside offshore installations.
  • Offshore regulations and guidance including Flag State, AMSA, NOPSEMA PSLA, NWEA (GOMO).
  • Engine room watchkeeping best practices.
  • Offshore vessels plant designs; diesel electric, hybrid or conventional shaft.
  • Associated plant operation, purifiers, compressors, fridge systems, air conditioning and sewage plant.
  • Introduction to anchor handling deck equipment maintenance, including winches, pins and forks.
  • Bulk cargo operations; dry bulk and wet bulk, NLS and oil cargo theory and simulated operations. Mud storage, transfers and tank washing.
  • Simulated plant operation with cascade failures. Plant operational priorities and operators options.
  • Conduct after action peer review of simulated cases and feedback.
  • Fi-Fi fire fighting plant classification and operation.

Course Pre-requisites

Participants must hold, or be undertaking training towards, a minimum of Engineer Watchkeeper certificate. Participants may benefit from having some previous offshore experience. Other industry personnel may attend and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

This unit requires the ability to read and interpret typical product specifications, job sheets, procedures, and safety information as provided to operators. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms. Numeracy is required to calculate cargo capacities and pumping rates. The course is delivered in English.

Assessment & Competency Achievement

There is no formal assessment carried out at the completion of the course. 100% attendance and participation in the course is required. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Training on completion of the course.

Course Duration

4 days.

  • Day 1 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 2 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 3 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 4 8:30am to 3:00pm

Course Availability

To check for upcoming course dates, course availability and to enrol on this course, please go
to our Training Management Portal.

Number of Participants

Minimum 3 participants

Maximum 8 participants

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available at or on request from Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre staff.