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FPSO/SBM Berthing Master Training

About this course

Warsash Maritime Academy has been involved with the FPSO/SBM area for many years, with berthing masters and mooring masters from a number of companies around the world training at the Warsash campus.

The training courses are particularly aimed at the berthing/mooring masters disciplines. We are able to simulate berthing and unberthing at SBMs, and both spread moored and turret moored vessels. Environmental changes can be added, and can include current, wind regimes as well as passing squalls, sudden changes in wind, and failures and emergencies. We are also able to include tugs if required. 

The training conducted can be tailor-made for experienced berthing masters or those new to the role. Indeed some of our customers come back a second time to refresh and train in more detailed techniques.

The appearance of the storage unit and the surrounding area are of the utmost importance and the simulator recreates these realistically, together with an excellent portfolio of export vessels.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

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Training towards

Berthing/mooring disciplines

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