Liquid Cargo and Ballast Operations on Oil Tankers (LICOS)

Description of the course
Target group
This training course primary is intended for Masters, Chief Officers and mates who are engaged in oil tanker operations.
Objectives of the course
Those who successfully complete this course should be able:
  • Plan and perform loading and discharging of liquid cargo;
  • Provide evidence of knowledge of the impact of cargo and cargo handling upon the seaworthiness and stability of a ship;
  • Provide evidence of knowledge of the various commodities and how liquid cargo should be taken care of in port and during the voyage;
  • Perform required stability, trim and stress control;
  • Provide evidence of knowledge of cargo handling equipment;
  • Provide evidence of knowledge of principles and procedures for safe handling of ballast and bunkers on all types of ships;
  • Provide evidence of knowledge of safe handling, stowage and securing of dangerous, hazardous and harmful cargoes;
  • Provide evidence of general knowledge of tankers and tanker operation.
Course contents
The Training course covers the following topics:
  • Cargo planning, safe loading and unloading cargoes;
  • Prevention of sea pollution;
  • Maintaining of the ship stability
  • and seaworthiness;
  • Study of the ship design
  • and systems;
  • Control of pump and piping systems;
  • Operation of ballast and cargo handling system;
  • Maintaining of the ship stability
  • and seaworthiness;
  • Characteristics of transferred media;
  • Ship operations;
  • Emergency procedures.
Duration of the training course
The duration of the training course is 4 working days.
The price is 750 EUR per person.
Certificate validity
Income requirements
To be assigned on course, participant should present:
  • National passport;
  • Seamen’s book;
  • National license or educational diploma;
  • Advanced training for oil tanker cargo operations course certificate.
Riga, Latvia
Training approaches and equipment:
During training course theoretical lessons are given using PowerPoint presentations, practical tasks are conducted on SAFE Cargo - Crude Oil/Products - double hull Model - L3-DPA Simulations Group.
The course covers all subject areas recommended by IMO Model Courses 2.06 “Oil Tanker Cargo and Ballast Handling Simulator”.
Course limitations:
The maximum number of participants are 6 persons.
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