Barge Supervisor / Barge Master

Barge Supervisor


Barge Supervisor course is as per IMO Resolution A.1079(28) adopted on 4th Dec 2013. This course is applicable for non propulsion vessel such as Construction, Pipe-lay and Accommodation barges; Semisub and Jackup drilling units etc which use anchor to stay in position.

Barge Supervisor course is open to any mid level offshore rig worker.  In addition, BCO course (MOU Stability) is required for Barge Supervisor job. This Course is Approved by Liberia (LISCR) Flag State.


The syllabus as per IMO guidelines:

1. Stability and construction

The stability concepts specified for the ballast control operator plus a period of service in that capacity

2. Construction

Principles of construction, structural members, watertight integrity and damage control

3. Emergency duties:

Responsibilities set forth in the emergency plan or operating manual relating to the safety of the MOU

4. Communications: barge supervisor

Communication procedures for normal operations and for an emergency

5. Safe working practices: barge master

.1 occupational safety, health and hygiene
.2 hazardous areas
.3 permits to work
.4 work over water
.5 work in enclosed spaces (see resolution A.1050(27))
.6 personnel training
.7 understanding and inspection of safety equipment

6. Regulatory requirements:

International and national regulations and recommendations affecting operations

7. Emergency first aid: barge master

Provision of first aid to a casualty pending transfer to a medical facility

8. Transit operations: barge supervisor

.1 The 1972 Collision Regulations, as amended
.2 navigation and electronic navigational aids appropriate to the type of MOU
.3 towing procedures, including recovery of tow

9. Seamanship

.1 heavy weather
.2 store and bulk liquid transfer
.3 manoeuvring and positioning
.4 anchor handling
.5 dynamic positioning, if applicable

The course is approved by Liberia Flag State. On completion of the course, we issue you a Liberia Approved Certificate of Proficiency. The certificate is valid to work on any type of floaters – may be jackup, semisub or any vessel. The certificate is also acceptable to most of the flag state having presence in offshore sector.  

Barge Supervisor

CourseFee (INR)Date CommenceDurationCourse TimingRemarks
BS55,000On Demand5 days10.00 – 18.00LISCR (Liberia) Approved