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MASS Remote Operator - Basic

Support level training for operators of Uncrewed Surface Vessels


MASS Remote Operator – Basic Training provides the background knowledge and required level of understanding to safely operate a USV in both a local, visual mode of operation as well as providing delegates with an understanding of the challenges of operating the vessel remotely with no direct visual reference.


In addition to covering new skill sets, such as cyber security, the module covers ‘traditional’ skill sets and how these might need to be applied in a new way when operating a USV. Areas such as situational awareness, human factors, and the application of COLREGS are all reconsidered in the context of USV operations.


The module is split into two units, with the first providing a background to MASS Operations including legislative, technical and operational aspects. The second Unit allows delegates the opportunity to get hands-on with a USV and conduct exercises in a range of scenarios including vessel control, berthing, day/night operations and operations in confined and open waters.


This module is the first phase of reskilling and forms part of the MASS Certified Professional Training Scheme® which has been designed to support the development of personnel from Operator to MASS Master, and then ultimately into managerial and supervisory roles.


The MASS Certified Professional Training Scheme®, has been designed to help operators achieve new ways of working, reduce operational costs, all whilst maintaining the confidence of regulators that operations are being conducted safely.


Successful completion of this training has already been used by companies as a means of bolstering their safety case when applying to regulators for the required permissions to operate in their waters.

Course Information


10 Days


In person



Student Numbers

6 - 10



Contact us if you have any questions about this course or if you would like to discuss a tailored version to suit your company requirements.

We look forward to talking to you

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