Basic Training For Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations

Description of the course
Target group
This course provides training to candidates to be duly qualified under Section A - V/1-1 of the STCW code with specific duties for loading, unloading and care in transitor handling of oil and chemical cargoes. It comprises a basic training program appropriate to their duties, including basic training for oil and chemical tanker safety, fire safety measures, pollution prevention, operational practice and obligations under applicable law and regulations. The course covers the competence requirements as given in the table under Section A-V/1-1-1 of the STCW Code adopted by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 as amended in 2010.
Objectives of the course
A trainee successfully completing the course should be able to perform basic duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on board oil and chemical tankers.
Course contents
The Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations covers the following topics:
  • Introduction;
  • Oil and Chemical tankers;
  • Physical and chemical properties of petroleum and chemical cargoes;
  • Safety culture and safety management on tankers;
  • Cargo operations;
  • Hazards associated with tanker operations;
  • Hazard control;
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS);
  • Gas measuring instruments. Operating principles, accuracy and limitations;
  • Personal protection and safety equipment;
  • Personal safety on tankers. Safe working practice;
  • First-aid procedures from Material Safety Data Sheets;
  • Emergency operations and actions in case of fire;
  • Fire hazards and ignition sources on oil and chemical tankers;
  • Fire extinguishing media;
  • Fixed foam fire extinguishing system;
  • Portable fire-fighting foam equipment;
  • Fixed dry powder fire extinguishing system
  • Oil, chemical spill prevention during fire-fighting operations;
  • Shipboard emergency procedures and emergency stop of cargo operations;
  • Petroleum and chemical cargoes exposure hazards to ship personnel and marine organisms;
  • Marine environment pollution prevention procedures;
  • Respond to marine spills;
  • Assessment and Discussion.
Duration of the training course
The duration of the Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations is 4 working days.
The price is 350 EUR.
Certificate validity
Certificate validity is unlimited.
Income requirements
To be assigned on Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations, participant should present:
  • National passport;
  • Seamen’s book;
  • “Basic Safety” training course certificate approved by the Administration, in accordance with STCW Code A-VI/1 standards requirements.
Riga, Latvia
Course limitations:
The maximum number of participants – 24 persons.
Training approaches and equipment:
During training course theoretical lessons are given using PowerPoint presentations, for practical exercises participants can be placed into groups of six or eight people.
The course covers all subject areas recommended by IMO Model Course 1.01 “Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations”, taking into account all STCW Convention Manila Amendments changes.

The course is certified by Latvian Maritime Administration.
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