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This course is mandatory for those wishing to serve on petroleum tankers in the capacity of Master, Chief Engineer, Chief Officer, Second Engineer, or any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging or care in transit of petroleum cargoes.
You will gain comprehensive training in all aspects of petroleum tanker operations at the advanced level.
Completion of this course will enable you to correctly use all forms of on-board cargo handling equipment and effectively access sources of essential safety information.
The course is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) against the standards set by the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Tanker Operations endorsed to show six months sea service on qualifying tankers.
The training consists of 9 modules covering theory and practice:
- Characteristics of tankers and cargoes
- Cargo measurements and calculations
- Effects on trim, stability and structural integrity
- Tanker operations: loading, discharging, carriage, loss control, tank cleaning
- Control of Hazards
- Pollution hazards and prevention
- Emergency shut down procedures and dealing with emergencies
- Development and execution of cargo plans
- Use, calibration and monitoring of gas detection systems and other instruments
Assessment is by open book examination at the end of each day, a final summative closed book assessment, and demonstration of proficiency in simulated exercises.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The course is delivered as a series of related theory lectures, video presentations and both individual and group, desktop and simulator based student exercises. A comprehensive set of course notes and handouts is provided, as is access to a range of mandatory publications.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
Accommodation, transfers and meals are not provided within this course.
All materials required by the course are provided.
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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Regulation and Accreditation
Accrediting Institution: N/A
Awarding Body: NONE
Terms and Conditions
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