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ROV Training

Marine Solutions offers a standard three week ROV Pilot / Technician course that is based on the IMCA syllabus. Upon successful completion of this course, the newly qualified Pilot / Technician II will have the skills and knowledge required for a successful career as a pilot.

Principle objectives of the course:
To provide knowledge of the ROV industry, as required by Pilot / Technicians, with due emphasis on safety, operational conditions, piloting skills and technical ability.
Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a "Technical Background" which can be made up of the relevant qualifications and / or experience. Prior knowledge of offshore or ROV industries, although recommended, are not required.

The term Technical Background includes but is not limited to the following areas of expertise
  • Electronic
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Hydraulic
Course Outline

This course will cover all aspects of an offshore ROV operation including:
  • Seamanship and offshore safety
  • Types of ROV's and their applications
  • Offshore platforms and structures
  • Electrical systems
  • Mechanical systems
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Servicing, maintenance and fault finding
  • Mobilization and Demobilization
  • Pre and post dive checks
  • Piloting principles
  • Tether management
  • Buoyancy & drag
  • Navigation, observation and communications
  • Underwater cameras, video systems
  • Sonar principles and operation
Facilities & Equipment

Marine Solutions currently own / co-own 5 ROV's ranging from a VideoRay Pro 3XE GTO through to a Cougar XT complete with TMS and a Launch & recovery system.

The training facilities include a fully equipped lecture room and a comprehensive engineering workshop.

The practical and operational training is carried out on actual ROV equipment.

The in water ROV training will be conducted in either an operational harbour or a dive site containing underwater structures, with depths up to 60 meters.

A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course

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