The training requirements for OIM is given in IMO Resolution A.891(21). This course is conducted in accordance with training requirements specified in para  6.2.2 of the resolution.

Course Duration: 06 Days

Course Outline

Module 1 - Stability and construction:

  • The general principles of construction;, the static and dynamic stability of floating MOUs; theory and factors affecting trim and stability; measures to preserve safe trim and stability, including sufficient knowledge of stability calculations and the use of stability booklets; also the relationship with the regulatory requirements in respect of the stability curves for operating and survival conditions, taking into account the effect of the  environmental conditions prevailing;
  • The effect on the trim and stability of a floating MOU in the event of damage to, and consequence flooding of, any compartment; counter-measures to be taken; knowledge of the principle and importance of maintaining the watertight integrity of the MOU; procedures for maintaining watertight integrity;
  • Loading supplies and ballasting in order to keep the unit's stresses within acceptable limits;
  • Principal structural members and required periodical inspections. Basic knowledge of the effects of welding. Effects of corrosion on the structure;
  • The effect of the mooring system on stability;
  • Preloading and leg reaction stresses on self-elevating units;

Module 2- Station-keeping, mooring and dynamic positioning:

  • Sea-bed composition and characteristics;
  • Behavior of mooring systems and force distribution, including the effect of environmental conditions; consequences of failure of the mooring system;
  • Anchor placement and recovery, and working with anchor-handling vessels;
  • The principles of the dynamic positioning system, including capabilities and limitations of thrusters, power systems and maximum allowable position offsets;

Module 3- Transit operations:

  • The 1972 Collision Regulations, as amended;
  • Navigation and electronic navigational aids appropriate to the type of unit;
  • Towing procedures, including recovery of tow;
  • Emergency procedures and safety equipment:

Module 4 - Life-saving and fire-fighting procedures, including drills;

  • Maintenance and inspection of life-saving and fire-fighting appliances in accordance with the regulatory requirements;
  • Communication procedures in emergencies;
  • Precautions to be taken before the onset of heavy weather; and
  • Evacuation procedures; Personnel transfers:  precautions to be taken during transfer of personnel;  use of the personnel basket; helicopter transfers; and vessel transfers;

Module 5 -  Handling and stowage of supplies, including dangerous goods:

  • Safe handling, stowage and care of equipment, supplies and dangerous goods;
  • Cranes and lifting equipment and inspections; and Procedures for loading and discharge of helicopters and supply vessels;
  • Pollution prevention and control: pollution prevention systems and equipment; and pollution control procedures;

Module 6 - Meteorology:

  • The characteristics of various weather systems;  ability to apply available meteorological information to ensure safety of the MOU and, upon request, supply other vessels or aircraft with information;
  • Sources of meteorological information; and  the effects of weather on the environmental limits of the MOU;

Module 7 - Safe working practices:

  • Occupational safety, health and hygiene;
  • Hazardous areas;  permits to work;   work over water;  work in enclosed spaces;

Module 8  

  • Personnel training;  understanding of organization and communication; and  understanding and inspection of safety equipment;
  • Regulatory and certification requirements, including an appreciation of international and national regulations and recommendations affecting operations; and  industrial operations as they relate to maritime safety, including appreciation of the interrelationship between marine operations and specific industrial activities,  including, where appropriate, the following:
    • drilling and maintenance, where appropriate, of wells;
    • construction and offshore maintenance and repair;
    • production;
    • accommodation support;
    • lifting operations;
    • pipe-laying;
    • diving; and
    • fire-fighting support.