The objective of this course is to enable prospective and incumbent MOU OIMs to practice and implement the actions and procedures required to safely manage a MOU under operating conditions using a purpose built simulator. The simulator has been built to represent a Jack-up Drilling MOU and can be programmed to represent a variety of operational and emergency situations e.g. in transit, ballasting, positioning, jacking and loss of control situations, for a mobile offshore bottom bearing, self elevated unit (Jack-up Rig). The course leads to assessment of competence to the standard required for the issuance of the LISCR Certificate of Competency for OIM of an MOU.

Course Content

The syllabus covers:

  •  Stability and Construction
  •  Transit Operations
  •  Safe working practices
  •  Meteorology
  •  Personnel Transfers
  •  Pollution prevention and control
  •  Emergency Procedures and Safety Equipment
  •  Station-keeping, mooring and dynamic positioning
  •  Handling and Storage of supplies, including dangerous goods
  •  Regulatory and Certification requirements
  •  Industrial operations as they relate to maritime, including appreciation of their interrelationship between marine operations and specific industrial activities

Certification (Approvals)

Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR). The Republic of Panama - Panama Marine Survey & Certification Services Inc

Prerequisite

  •  Identification card, Passport or Seaman’s Discharge Book
  •  Medical Fitness Certificate
  •  Hold a valid and current certificate for each of the following courses : Basic Safety Training, Radar Observer, Medical First Aid, Advanced Firefighting, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Operations other than Fast Rescue Boat
  •  Four years of service aboard a MOU including at least one year of service in the position of Toolpusher, Assistant Toolpusher, Barge Supervisor, Mechanical Supervisor, Driller, Assistant Driller
  •  Hold a Bachelor of Science degree from a recognised school of technology have one year of service on a MOU in the position of Toolpusher, Assistant Toolpusher, Barge Supervisor, Mechanical Supervisor, Driller, Assistant Driller, or Master Mariner and have one years experience on a MOU in the position of Ballast Control Operator.
  •  Credit will be given for previously achieved competence in Managing Major Emergencies, Ballast Control, Handling Dangerous Goods, Marine Competency as Master or Mate, Meteorology from a recognised issuing body. Evidence of any relevant competencies must be produced before assessment starts so that they may be verified.

Preparation Reading

  •  IMO Resolution A.891(21) Recommendations on Training of Personnel on Mobile Offshore Units
  •  Nordic Operating and Emergency Response Manual (Supplied by QISC)
  •  International Health Regulations issued by World Health Organisation (Sections applicable to MOU)
  •  Comprehensive Stability – University of Texas – Continuing Education (PETEX)
  •  SOLAS Regulations (Sections Applicable to MOUs)
  •  International Maritime (IMO) Dangerous Goods Code
  •  International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (Sections applicable to MOU)
The Madina Group companies (consisting of Madina Group WLL, QISC, QIS and Severn Glocon Qatar) include ftheir of the many companies jointly owned by the Al Darwish Group (51%) and Interserve Plc (49%). Other Qatar-based companies owned by Al Darwish United Company WLL and Interserve Plc, include Gulf Contractiing Company WLL (GCC), Interspace, SpaceMaker, and How United Services.
Al Darwish United Company WLL is a leading business group in the State of Qatar. They own and/or sponsor a number of construction related companies with diverse roles throughout Qatar. These include Mechanical, Civil construction, Electrical, Reinforcement, Formwork, Material supply, Fire, Real Estate, etc.
Interserve Plc is one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. they offer advice, design, construction, equipment and facilities management services for society's infrastructure. Interserve is based in the UK. It has revenue of £1.9 billion and a workforce of 50,000 people worldwide.
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