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USV Operator - Harbours, Inland Waterways and Rivers

Duration:           3 Days

Prerequisites:    Nil


Delivery:                  In Person

Student Numbers:   8


Course Ref:    M011

Operational training for users of small Uncrewed Surface Vessels



The introduction of small Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) has revolutionised the conduct of surveys within inland waters and marinas, providing greater flexibility in their completion and enhancing output.


The variety of waterspace in which USVs can be utilised is of notable benefit, however it also presents challengers to the operator; whether that is by way of other users or environmental conditions. It is therefore important that operators of these vessels, regardless of size, are appropriately trained and cognisant of the challenges they might encounter.


Successful completion of the course will equip USV operators with an appreciation of the requirements for USV operations, including the regulatory environment, control methodologies, and situational awareness challenges of working with remotely operated vessels. It will ensure the safe operation of the vehicle and provision of a safe working environment.


The course can be delivered at our training facility, or on site, utilising the clients own equipment.


Who Should Study? 


This instructor led, live training is designed for personnel operating USVs of less than 3 metres length within visual line of sight.


Area of Operation:

  • UK inland waters (categories A, B and non-linked C)

  • Marina's, dock's or similarly enclosed or partially enclosed premises

What will be covered? 


The course will be delivered through theoretical and practical sessions and will cover elements including;


  • USV Design and Functionality

  • USV Systems

  • Regulatory Requirements

  • Operating Processes

  • Mission Planning

  • Emergency Scenarios

  • USV Control and manoeuvring

Entry Requirements

  • ​Minimum 18 years of age 

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