Anchor Handling Advanced

The purpose of the course is to give the participants a general understanding of the theory and practice in basic anchor handling operations including understanding of best practice and safety procedures in the offshore industry


  • Theoretical lessons and practical exercises in simulators in basic anchor handling operations
  • Company & industrial procedure training
  • Planning and risk assessment of basic anchor handling operations
  • Vessel layout
  • Basic winch operation, layout and winch computers
  • Anchor system calculations
  • Correct and safe use of Triplex Shark Jaws & Karm Fork
  • Correct use of Anchor handling equipment / wires
  • Anchor systems with PCP
  • Running and retrieving anchors with PCP
  • Communication and teamwork between:
  • Commanding officer and winch operator
  • Bridge and rig
  • Bridge and deck
  • Ship handling, winch handling, problem solving and decision making
  • Importance of experience feedback

Upon completion of the course:

  • The participant should be able to explain company and industrial procedures in rig move operations.
  • The participants should be able to exemplify planning and risk assessment of basic anchor handling operations.
  • The participant should be able to describe a standard anchor handling vessel layout
  • By use of simulators the participants should give examples of basic winch operations and use of winch computers.
  • By use of simulator exercise the participants should be able to describe anchor system calculations.
  • Upon completion of the course the participants should be able to describe and exemplify the safe use of Triplex shark jaws and karm forks.
  • The participants should be able to exemplify correct and safe use of anchor handling equipment / wires.
  • Upon completion the participants should be given a main idea of how to run and retrieve an anchor with PCP by use of simulator.
  • By use of simulator the participants should exemplify correct communication and teamwork.
  • By use of simulators the participants should demonstrate proper and safe ship handling / decision making. Exemplify safe winch handling and problem solving