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Cargo Gear and Lifting Appliances

Course information

Target group:

Whom the course is for: The course Cargo Gear and Lifting Appliances is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the requirements for lifting appliances installed on board ships and offshore units. This may include Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Offshore Units Operators and Technical Staff, Shipyards Technical Staff; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; etc.



This training course aims at providing a general description of the different types of lifting appliances that may be found on board ships and offshore units, their main characteristics and operating principles. It provides an introduction to the applicable rules and regulations related to lifting appliances. 


On completion of the training, students will be able to: 

Get familiar with the various types of lifting appliances installed on board ships and offshore units. 

Know the regulations, which are relevant for inspection and certification of cargo gear, including international regulations and BV Rules. 

Understand the particularities of lifting appliances and the relevant requirements for the survey of materials and equipment.

Understand the scope of intervention for Cargo Gear in various stages – design, manufacturing and operation, including an overview of control and safety design requirements.


Types of lifting appliances


Derrick systems


Typical crane types

Applicable Rules and Regulations

International Regulations and National Requirements

Bureau Veritas Rules, additional class notations and recognized standards

Bureau Veritas services

Cargo Gear Register Book

Design, Inspection, testing and surveys at works

Design acceptance criteria

Documents to be submitted

Inspection and testing

Steel wire ropes and fibre ropes

Loose gear


Survey of fitting on board

Overall tests prior to putting into service: Mandatory tests, overload test, testing at

Manufacturer’s test bench, inspections after testing


In-service surveys

Periodicity, scope and documentation

Guidelines for a thorough annual examination

Items to be tested: slew bearing, loose gear examination, ropes, hydraulic system

Control and safety devices

Thickness measurements, wear limits and criteria for replacement


On completion of the training program, the student will be awarded: 

A Certificate of Cargo Gear and Lifting Appliances, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of Cargo Gear and Lifting Appliances is obtained after completion of the course and passing the online test. 


Do you want more information about the course, or do you want to order?

Contact us at Tel: +47 24 15 55 55 , or send us an e-mail.

E-mail : support@trainingportal.no