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Marine Knuckle Boom Crane Training

Course Objectives

Our Marine Knuckle Boom Crane Course is tailored to offer candidates the fundamental knowledge & practical skills to operate a Marine Knuckle Boom Crane.

Target Delegates

For candidates who wish to operate various sizes of Marine Knuckle Boom Cranes, using different types of attachments and remote controls on a waterbourne vessel. You will be able to undertake pre-use inspections, awareness of hazards and your roles and responsibilities.

Course Content

  • Carrying out pre-start and running checks of the crane
  • Configure the crane for use
  • Undertake basic crane operations in order to carry out lifting exercises
  • Set up crane to carry out lifts at minimum & maximum radii taking in to consideration vessel stability
  • Lift loads from land or water in accordance with industry practices
  • Secure loads on to vessels bed in accordance with industry practices
  • Remove and reattach accessories if required
  • Place machine in and out of service condition


Training duration is dependent on the number of candidates, and each candidates previous experience. Courses can be 1-2 days depending on experience.


On successful completion of the course the candidates will receive either NPORS or Sussex Transport | Training Division accreditation.

Course Assessment

Candidates will be required to undertake a theory and practical assessment.

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