STCW Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo Operations


Course Code: MX1EC74


Maritime and Nautical

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
03/04/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £855Enquire  
24/04/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £855Enquire  
07/08/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £945Enquire  

Course Overview

This course is mandatory for:

  • those wishing to serve on petroleum tankers in the capacity of Master, Chief Engineer, Chief Officer, or 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).

Entry Requirements

Delegates must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have UK basic oil tanker training and Tanker fire training and 3 month sea time on oil tankers.

Career Options and Progression

This course may lead to oil tanker endorsement, subject to meeting all the other required MCA criteria.

Assessment Methods

The course is based on the MCA approved course and follow the MNTB criteria.

Topics include:

  • Hydrocarbon chemistry
  • Hydrocarbon hazards
  • Chemical and physical properties of oil cargoes 
  • Oil Tanker Design and Equipment 
  • Oil Tanker Operations 
  • Pollution Control 
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Crude oil washing
  • Tanker operations cycle
  • Legislative requirements

Written assessment is carried out on daily basis and a final written examination on the final day.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, videos, group discussions and simulator exercises are used in the delivery of the course.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

There are no additional costs associated with this course and no equipment is needed.

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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