Theory (Part I)




The course is conducted according to the IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) guidelines of training and skills provided for the training standards of ROV PILOTS TECHNICIANS grade II.




Module 1

  1. Basic Introduction to R.O.V Systems
  2. Team Work
  3. Principles
  4. Basic rules to work offshore


Module 2

  1. R.O.V. Systems
  2. R.O.V. application
  3. Effects of the Environment on R.O.V. Operations
  4. Auxiliary R.O.V. Systems in field Operations


Module 3

  1. Structures, Vessels, Rig, Barges
  2. Rigging, Lifting and Deployment Systems (LARS, Cranes)
  3. Launch and recovery procedures
  4. R.O.V. flow chart for Launch and recovery
  5. Safety procedures for Launch and recovery


Module 4

  1. Piloting and Navigation principles and skills
  2. The Co-Pilot
  3. Safety awareness
  4. Piloting Techniques and skills
  5. Navigation Instrument
  6. Tether/Umbilical management
  7. Safe Heading/Location
  8. Sonar system/navigation


Module 5

  1. Technical skills
  2. Basic R.O.V. Troubleshooting and Fault-Finding
  3. Troubleshooting Diagrams
  4. Problem solving ability and techniques


Module 6

  1. Preventive R.O.V. system maintenance
  2. Principles of Mechanical maintenance
  3. Principles of Electrical maintenance
  4. High Voltage systems
  5. Electricity in Hazardous areas
  6. Hydraulic R.O.V. Systems
  7. Basic Hydraulic Systems and components


Module 7

R.O.V. Emergency procedures 

  1. Black out control cabin
  2. R.O.V. power fault
  3. R.O.V. Lost-Communication


Module 8

  1. Administration
  2. Safe working practice
  3. Personal Protective equipment PPE
  4. Hazard identification/risk assessment
  5. Duties of the Members of a R.O.V. crew


Final Theory Test


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RovMarineTechnologies follows
the Rov R002 Rev2 IMCA training standards