Deck Officer


River Endorsements

MODU Endorsements

Exam Code: MODU03
Endorsement: Ballast Control Operator
Modules : Q440 - Q441

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

Q440-Ballast Control Operator-Deck General Safety Q441-Ballast Control Operator-MODU Operations
Meteorology and oceanography Maritime law and regulation Stability, ballasting, construction and damage control Unexpected list or trim Collision
Characteristics of weather systems National maritime law Principles of ship construction, structural members Ballasting procedures Failure of ballast control system
Fire prevention and firefighting appliances: International maritime law Trim and stability Operation of bilge system Mooring emergencies
Organization of fire drills Communications Damaged trim and stability countermeasures Completion of variable load form Blowouts
Classes and chemistry of fire Radio communications and FCC permit Stability and trim calculations Evaluation of variable load form H2S safety
Firefighting systems Radiotelephone procedures Load line requirements Emergency procedures General Engineering—Power plants and auxiliary systems
Firefighting equipment and regulations Lifesaving/Survival: Operating manual Maneuvering and handling Marine engineering terminology
Basic firefighting and prevention of fires Lifesaving appliance operation (launching, boat handling) Rig characteristics and limitations Heavy weather operations Offshore drilling operations
Medical care Procedures/rules for lifeboats, survival suits, personal flotation devices (PFDs), life rafts and emergency signals Hydrostatics data Mooring, positioning Maritime law and regulation
First aid Emergency radio transmissions Tank tables Emergency procedures and contingency plans: National maritime law
First response medical action Survival at sea KG limitations Fire or explosion
Severe storm instructions Abandon unit
Transit instructions Man overboard
On-station instructions Heavy weather