All lifting operations course and assessment now available in Varna, Bulgaria.

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  Date Time Cost  
  April 2015 09:00 to 17:00 USD 8000* Book online
* Payment in UAH equivalent, according to the commercial exchange rate on the payment date


The ROV operation are important for drilling (to monitor the BOP and riser), construction support (surveys, touch-down monitoring, interfacing), IRM (inspection, tooling), etc. The using of the ROV is the best way to interact with the deep water environment and reach high level of safety and efficiency of the subsea operation. The most important part of the ROV is the Crew. The pilot handles the ROV by the manipulator and/or specialized tooling to complete the assigned task. This course is the first stage for ROV Pilot training in accordance with  - IMCA C 005 Guidance,  IMCA R 002 Guidance and includes:

  • Basic Introductory Course for New Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Personnel
  • ROV Pilot/Technician Grade II course

This course is designed to give basic theoretical and practical skills of ROV operation with real equipment and environment. We use "Seaeye Falcon" - observation and inspection Class ROV and its Surface Control unit on the photo below for training. 

ROV Pilot training    

Target Audience

All persons wishing to pursue a career as the ROV Pilot/Technician.


  • Overall Safety and Environmental Awareness
  • Typical Offshore Operations, Installations, Facilities and Vessels (for ROV Operations)
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Systems
  • Lifting Equipment (Maintenance and Operation)
  • Duties of the Members of an ROV Crew
  • Planning of a project
  • Preparation and installation procedures
  • ROV Navigation systems
  • Pre operation start up procedures
  • HSE procedures
  • Launch and Recovery
  • ROV navigating and practice
  • Post Operation Maintenance 
  • Diving and stabilizing movement’s parameters in ROV operation
  • ROV operation in various environmental conditions and missions


The students should demonstrate good handling skills of the observation and inspection Class ROV during different operational situation and tasks upon completion of the course.


Verbal and a written examination.

Admission Requirements

  • Technical qualification and proficiency (engineer or technician), in electronics, electrical or mechanics in accordance with IMCA R 002 guidance
  • A good understanding of verbal and written English 


3 weeks: 10 days of theoretical training + 5 days training with real ROV onboard the vessel, including assessment of theoretical knowledge and practical skills


Maximum 6


The course will be conducted in English.