Heavy Lift Course

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Course Name:
Heavy Lift course


This course contains practical and theory sections including

  • Familiarization with heavy lift vessel
  • Safety consideration, voyage instruction, heavy lift cargo acceptance
  • Planning, preparation and monitoring activities prior lifting of heavy lift cargo
  • Loading and discharging of heavy lift cargo
  • Criticality of lift
  • Tandem Lift Crane operation
  • Stability theory and calculations, ballast arrangements
  • Effects on vessel and stability of load failure
  • Heavy lift cargo stowage and securing
  • Heavy Lift Cargo lashing and securing program “Visual Cargo care”
  • Appropriate communication skills and Applicable legislation

Course overview:
This course is designed for  deck officers to achieve overall safety in the entire heavy lift cargo operation on merchant fleet. The Heavy Lift includes pre-planning of cargo operation, cargo handling, practical exercises as loading and discharging of oversize, overweight units, Initial stability requirements & verification and safety precaution, assessment. Heavy Lift Course also includes practical exercises with computer program “Visual Cargo Care” designed to learn lashing and securing of project cargoes. Simulator DNV approved.


Target group: 2OFF and 3OFF merchant fleet; CAPT, COFF other that Heavy Lift fleet, COFF heavy lift fleet (targets on safety and assessment, third parties cooperation)


3 Days. The course is a full 3 day programme and attendance for the whole duration of the course is essential in order to be deemed competent.

Course will start at 0900 every day. Two coffee breaks and one lunch break at 1.30 p.m. (lunch and refreshments are included in the course fee). Please arrive in good time for your training course and allow an extra 10 minutes for check-in on the first day. Late arrival will cause inconvenience for others.

KMSTC, (Kherson State Maritime Academy – 20, Ushakova av. Kherson, Ukraine) Delegates will be escorted into the class room.

Drug and alcohol policy:
Alcohol cannot be consumed on KMSTC premises. In the opinion of management, if a participant is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, then management shall remove that person from KMSTC premises. Notification to the person’s employer may be made if the employer paid for the course.

Items to Bring:
Form of Valid Government Issued identification, with photograph (passport / driving License / Government Card etc).

Special Requirements:
Please inform us if you require any special requirements for your training with us here at KMSTC, for example (physical, religious, dietary requirements) we will assist where necessary.
You may do so by contacting KMSTC by email, phone or calling in prior to training, your requests will be treated in confidence.

Participants will demonstrate/explain/identify their level of knowledge, skills and understanding through oral and/or written questioning and practical activities by our qualified facilitators.

Complaints and Appeals:
All trainees who find themselves deemed ”Not Yet Competent” have the right to appeal that decision. All appeals shall be directed, in writing, to the Administrator who will support your appeal process. Where participants believe that they have been treated unfairly, unruly or unjust by any member of staff whilst attending a KMSTC run course, or whilst having contact with KMSTC, they should express their concerns in writing with assistance from the administrator.

Cancellations and refunds:

Cancellation less than in 5 working days prior to the course start without a reasonable reason (providing the relevant documents: a health certificate) is subject to 100% payment of the course and accommodations fees.

Cancellation in more than 5 working days prior to the course start is free of charge.

In case of inability of completing the course in full amount, the payment will be kept in proportion to the content of the passed material.

Internal Сertificate. Simulator DNV approved.