Subjects for MODU Licenses
1. OIM/Unrestricted
2. OIM/Surface Units Underway
3. OIM/Surface Units on Location
4. OIM/Bottom Bearing Units Underway
5. OIM/Bottom Bearing Units on Location
6. Barge Supervisor
7. Ballast Control Operator
Numbers in colums refer to codes on the left, Follow colum down to see required subjects.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Watchkeeping  
COLREGS............................ X X X X
``Basic Principles for Navigational Watch''........................... X X X X X X
MODU obstruction lights............ X X X X
Meteorology and oceanography:  
Synoptic chart weather forecasting. X X X X X X
Characteristics of weather systems. X X X X X X X
Ocean current systems.............. X X X X X X
Tide and tidal current publications X X X X X X
Stability, ballasting, construction and damage control:  
Principles of ship construction, structural members................ X X X X X X X
Trim and stability................. X X X X X X X
Damaged trim and stability countermeasures................... X X X X X X
Stability and trim calculations.... X X X X X X
Load line requirements............. X X X X X X X
Operating manual:  
Rig characteristics and limitations X X X X X X X
Hydrostatics data.................. X X X X X X
Tank tables........................ X X X X X X X
KG limitations..................... X X X X X X
Severe storm instructions.......... X X X X X X X
Transit instructions............... X X X X X
On-station instructions............ X X X X X
Unexpected list or trim............ X X X X X X
Ballasting procedures.............. X X X X X
Operation of bilge system.......... X X X X X X
Leg loading calculations........... X X X
Completion of variable load form... X X X X X X X
Evaluation of variable load form... X X X X X X X
Emergency procedures............... X X X X X X X
Maneuvering and handling:  
Anchoring and anchor handling...... X X X X
Heavy weather operations........... X X X X X X X
Mooring, positioning............... X X X X X X
Moving, positioning................ X X X X
Fire prevention and firefighting appliances:  
Organization of fire drills........ X X X X X X X
Classes and chemistry of fire...... X X X X X X X
Firefighting systems............... X X X X X X X
Firefighting equipment and regulations....................... X X X X X X X
Basic firefighting and prevention of fires.......................... X X X X X X X
Emergency procedures and contingency plans:  
Temporary repairs.................. X X X X X
Fire or explosion.................. X X X X X X X
Abandon unit....................... X X X X X X X
Man overboard...................... X X X X X X X
Heavy weather...................... X X X X X X X
Collision.......................... X X X X X X X
Failure of ballast control system.. X X X X X
Mooring emergencies................ X X X X
Blowouts........................... X X X X X
H<INF>2</INF> S safety........................ X X X X X
General Engineering--Power plants and auxiliary systems:  
Marine engineering terminology..... X X X X X X X
Engineering equipment, operations and failures...................... X X X X X X
Offshore drilling operations....... X
Deck seamanship--general:  
Transfer of personnel.............. X X X X X X
Support boats/helicopters.......... X X X X X X
Cargo stowage and securing......... X X X X X X
Hazardous materials/dangerous goods precautions.................... X X X X X X
Mooring equipment.................. X X X X X X
Crane use procedures and inspections....................... X X X X X X
Medical care: Knowledge and use of:  
First aid........................ X X X X X X X
First response medical action.... X X X X X X X
Maritime law and regulation:National maritime law:  
Certification and documentation of vessels...................... X X X X X
Ship sanitation.................. X X X X X
Regulations for vessel inspection X X X X X
Pollution prevention regulations. X X X X X X X
Licensing and certification regulations.................. X X X X X
Rules and regulations for MODUs.. X X X X X X
International Maritime law:......
International Maritime Organization................. X X X X X
International Convention on Load Lines........................ X X X X X
MARPOL 73/78..................... X X X X X
Personnel Management and Training: Ship's business including:  
Required logs and record keeping. X X X X X X
Casualty reports and records..... X X X X X
Communications:  
Radio communications and FCC permit X X X X X X
Radiotelephone procedures............ X X X X X X
Lifesaving/Survival:  
Lifesaving appliance operation (launching, boat handling)........ X X X X X X X
Procedures/rules for lifeboats, survival suits, PFDs, liferafts and emergency signals. X X X X X X X
Emergency radio transmissions...... X X X X X X X
Survival at sea.................... X X X X X X X