Towing / Anchor Handling Winch Operator
To acquire an understanding of towing and anchor handling winch operations for winches up to 600 metric tons pulling capacity. The course is designed to meet the requirements of STCW 2010 Section B-V/e and GOMO Section 188.8.131.52.
The course is designed for Deck Officers and Engineer Officers engaged in operating towing and anchor handling winches on offshore vessels.
The course provides a general understanding of winch operation during the range of operations carried out during anchor handling and towing operations, including normal and emergency situations.
Theory and Practical
- Types of winches including use and operation.
- Introduction to components and layout of the winch system
- Terminology, phrases, and abbreviations.
- Winch computer uses and limitations.
- Winch capacities and wire length monitoring.
- Tension control and load monitoring.
- Emergency functions, including emergency release and emergency braking.
- Ancillary deck equipment including towing pins and stoppers.
Participants are to hold a relevant STCW certification. Participants may benefit from having some previous offshore experience.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements
This course 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 loads and weights. 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.
Day 1 8:30am to 4:30pm
Day 2 8:30am to 4:30pm
Day 3 8:30am to 3:30pm
Number of Participants
Minimum 2 participants
Maximum 4 participants
Course Fee and Additional Service Costs
$4,867.50 ($4,425.00 + GST)
This course fee includes lunch, and morning and afternoon tea at the center.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available on request from Perth Simulation Centre staff.