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Barge Supervisor Course
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Barge Supervisor Course
8 days course – 60 hours – One instructor
Maximum number of students is eight (8)

Barge Supervisor Course meets all requirements listed under the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Resolution A.1079(28), and STCW Convention Regulations I/10 & I/02.
Upon successful completion of this course the candidate will receive 2 certificates:
Barge Supervisor (BS)
Comprehensive Stability (OIM, BS, BCO)

Objectives: Personnel with no formal stability qualifications who intend to become a Barge Supervisor, to undertake responsibility for Barge Supervisor or to promote to Offshore Installation Manager. This course is recommended to Training Personnel on Mobile Offshore Units [MOU]. This course is also suitable for all MOU personnel involved in stability calculations, including self-elevating platforms (Jack-Ups).

Barge Supervisor Course book provided during training.
Video presentation – related to each chapter


  • Terminology associated to ships’ stability
  • States of equilibrium
  • Initial stability
  • Longitudinal and transverse stability
  • Hydrostatic parameters
  • List and trim
  • Damaged stability
  • Loading weights and mooring system effects
  • Motions in a seaway and ballast control
  • Operating procedures and reports.
  • Blackout situations
  • Movements of onboard cargo
  • Collision regulations
  • Loss of watertight integrity
  • Various equipment and systems’ failure
  • Severe weather