Deck Officer


River Endorsements

MODU Endorsements

Exam Code: MODU02
Endorsement: Barge Supervisor
Modules: Q100 - Q438

Examination Modules and Topics: Click on Module Title for Sample Exam
Grey Boxes Represent Major Topic Headings In Accordance With 46 CFR Subchapter B

Q100-Rules of the Road: International and Inland Q437-Barge Supervisor Deck General Safety Q438-Barge Supervisor MODU Operations
Watchkeeping Meteorology and oceanography Communications Stability, ballasting, construction and damage control Maneuvering and handling
COLREGS Synoptic chart weather forecasting Radio communications and FCC permit Principles of ship construction, structural members Anchoring and anchor handling
Inland Navigational Rules Characteristics of weather systems Radiotelephone procedures Trim and stability Heavy weather operations
“Basic Principles for Navigational Watch” Ocean current systems Lifesaving/Survival: Damaged trim and stability countermeasures Mooring, positioning
MODU obstruction lights Tide and tidal current publications Lifesaving appliance operation (launching, boat handling) Stability and trim calculations Moving, positioning
Fire prevention and firefighting appliances: Procedures/rules for lifeboats, survival suits, personal flotation devices (PFDs), life rafts and emergency signals. Load line requirements Emergency procedures and contingency plans:
Organization of fire drills Emergency radio transmissions Operating manual Temporary repairs
Classes and chemistry of fire Survival at sea Rig characteristics and limitations
Fire or explosion
Firefighting systems Deck seamanship Hydrostatics data Abandon unit
Firefighting equipment and regulations Transfer of personnel Tank tables Man overboard
Basic firefighting and prevention of fires Support boats/helicopters KG limitations Heavy weather
Medical care Cargo stowage and securing Severe storm instructions Collision
First aid Hazardous materials/dangerous goods precautions Transit instructions Failure of ballast control system
First response medical action Mooring equipment On-station instructions Mooring emergencies
Maritime law and regulation Crane use procedures and inspections Unexpected list or trim Blowouts
National maritime law Ballasting procedures H2S safety
Personnel Management and Training Operation of bilge system General Engineering—Power plants and auxiliary systems
Ship's business including: Completion of variable load form Marine engineering terminology
Required logs and recordkeeping Evaluation of variable load form Engineering equipment, operations and failures
Emergency procedures Maritime law and regulation
National maritime law