Advanced Liquid Cargo Handling (LCHS)


Course Code: MX1EC244


Maritime and Nautical

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
13/09/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £5,750Enquire  

Course Overview

This course will equip anyone with cargo handling duties on board oil, chemical or liquefied gas tankers with the skills required to assist with the safe operation of the vessel. Full and comprehensive training in all aspects of tanker operations at the basic level will be provided.

Completion of this mandatory 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).

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for entry.

Career Options and Progression

This certificate will allow employment on the relevant ship type in a capacity with duties relating to cargo or cargo equipment, and will, with six months sea experience on a qualifying tanker, allow entry to the advanced courses which are mandatory for those in charge of cargo operations.

Assessment Methods

The training consists of 8 modules covering theory and practice:

  • Characteristics of tankers and cargoes
  • Flammability
  • Toxicity
  • Hazards of cargoes (other than flammability and toxicity)
  • Control of hazards
  • Safety equipment and the protection of personnel
  • Pollution hazards and prevention
  • Tanker operations: loading, discharging, carriage, loss control, tank cleaning

Assessment is by open book examination at the end of each day and a final summative closed book assessment. Additionally, in order to gain a certificate the delegate must complete the Tanker Fire Fighting course.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course is delivered as a series of related theory lectures, video presentations and 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.

Expert Tutors

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.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: NONE

Terms and Conditions

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