Course Length: 80 hours
Successful completion of this course will provide the seafarer with an advanced understanding of the operations of tank vessels including the international and federal regulations under which they operate. Special attention is given to the prevention of air and water pollution and to the development of a safety culture. Specifically, this course covers the training of tankerman in the characteristics, arrangements, operations, and systems of tank ships, the regulatory environment under which they operate, and measures to prevent or mitigate pollution of the air and sea as required by 46 CFR Part 13 and the STCW code, Section A-V/1. Upon completion of this course and meeting the relevant experience requirements, the student should qualify for USCG endorsement as Tankerman-PIC and be knowledgeable of and have proficiency in the following areas:
- The handling, care, and custody of dangerous liquid cargoes in bulk.
- An appreciation of the different cargo handling systems on modern tankers.
- An understanding of the various auxiliary and support systems on modern tankers.
- The international and federal regulatory environment.
- The safety cultures of both the shipping and petroleum industries.
Individuals will be required to demonstrate competence in accordance with the methods and criteria for evaluating competence as set forth by the U.S. Coast Guard and in accordance with the STCW '95 Code as amended.
Our 72-hour Tank Ship Liquefied Gases course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 13.209, 13.309, 13.409 or 13.509 for a Tankerman endorsement; AND the tanker familiarization and liquefied gas course provides training requirements of paragraphs 1-7 and 22-34 of Section A-V/1 of the STCW Code. This course provides training for masters, chief engineers, officers and any person with immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo. It comprises a specialized training program appropriate to their duties, including gas tankers safety, fire safety measures and systems, pollution prevention, operational practice and obligations under applicable laws and regulations. The course takes full account of Section A-V/1 of the STCW Code adopted by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1995, as amended in 2010.