1721 | Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids Course

Price: $1000
Course Number: 1721
Course Length: 40 hours Hybrid (instructor-led online study and test at MAMA Trains) OR 40 hours In-Person (in-person study and test at MAMA Trains)
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 20
Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Course Description

Any applicant who successfully completes our Tankship Dangerous Liquids Course and applies for endorsement within five years of completion will satisfy:

  • The course requirements of 46 CFR 13.201(c)(4) for original issuance OR 13.120(a)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-PIC (DL); AND
  • The course requirements of 46 CFR 13.301(c)(4) for original issuance OR 13.120(c)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-PIC (Barge) (DL); AND
  • The course requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for original issuance OR 13.120(b)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-Assistant (DL); AND
  • The course requirements of 46 CFR 13.501(c)(4) for original issuance OR 13.120(d)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-Engineer (DL); AND
  • Meets the standards of competence, required by 46 CFR 13.609(a)(2), of Section A-V/1, Table A-V/1-1-1 of the STCW Code for Basic Oil AND Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations; AND
  • Provided the applicant also supplies a statement signed by the Master, Chief Engineer or Chief Mate of an Oil AND/OR Chemical Tanker, appropriate to the endorsement sought, that the mariner has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the signer that he or she is fully capable of supervising transfers of dangerous liquid cargo in accordance with the guidance found in Navigation Vessel Inspection Circular 22-14 (Encl 1, paragraphs 4 or 5):
  • Meets the Standards of competence, required by 46 CFR 13.603(a)(2), (b)(2) or (c)(2) AND/OR 13.605(a)(2), (b)(2) or (c)(2), of Section A-V/1, table A-V/1-1-2 AND/OR A-V/1-1-3 of the STCW Code for Advanced Oil AND/OR Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations.

The objective of this Tankship Dangerous Liquids (Simulator) course is to provide students with the mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of masters, officers and ratings on oil and chemical tankers and in doing so, satisfy company, national, and international regulations for candidates for certification as Tankerman-PIC DL as follows:

Table A-V/1-1-2 & 3, Specification of minimum standard of competence in advanced training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations.

Competence: Ability to safely perform and monitor all cargo operations

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency: Design and characteristics of an oil/chemical tanker

  • Knowledge of oil/chemical tanker design, systems and equipment, including:
      1. general arrangement and construction
      2. pumping arrangement and equipment
      3. tank arrangement, pipeline system and tank venting arrangement
      4. gauging systems and alarms
      5. cargo heating systems
      6. tank cleaning, gas-freeing and inerting systems
      7. ballast system
      8. cargo area venting and accommodation ventilation
      9. slop arrangements
      10. vapor recovery systems
      11. cargo-related electrical and electronic control system
      12. environmental protection equipment, including Oil Discharge Monitoring Equipment (ODME)
      13. tank coating
      14. tank temperature and pressure control systems
      15. fire-fighting systems
  • Knowledge of pump theory and characteristics, including types of cargo pumps and their safe operation
  • Proficiency in tanker safety culture and implementation of safety-management system
  • Knowledge and understanding of monitoring and safety systems, including the emergency shutdown
  • Loading, unloading, care and handling of cargo
  • Ability to perform cargo measurements and calculations
  • Knowledge of the effect of bulk liquid cargoes on trim, stability and structural integrity
  • Knowledge and understanding of oil cargo-related operations, including:
      1. loading and unloading plans
      2. ballasting and deballasting
      3. tank cleaning operations
      4. inerting
      5. gas-freeing
      6. ship-to-ship transfers
      7. load on top
      8. crude oil washing
  • Development and application of cargo-related operation plans, procedures and checklists
  • Ability to calibrate and use monitoring and gas-detection systems, instruments and equipment
  • Ability to manage and supervise personnel with cargo-related responsibilities

Competence: Familiarity with physical and chemical properties of oil/chemical cargoes

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the physical and chemical properties of oil cargoes
  • Understanding the information contained in a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Competence: Take precautions to prevent hazards

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the hazards and control measures associated with oil/chemical tanker cargo operations, including:
      1. toxicity
      2. flammability and explosion
      3. health hazards
      4. inert gas composition
      5. electrostatic hazards
  • Knowledge and understanding of dangers of non-compliance with relevant rules/regulations

Competence: Apply occupational health and safety precautions

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency:

  • Knowledge and understanding of safe working practices, including risk assessment and personal shipboard safety relevant to oil/chemical tankers:
      1. precautions to be taken when entering enclosed spaces, including correct use of different types of breathing apparatus
      2. precautions to be taken before and during repair and maintenance work
      3. precautions for hot and cold work
      4. precautions for electrical safety
      5. use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Competence: Respond to emergencies

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency:

  • Knowledge and understanding of oil/chemical tanker emergency procedures, including:
  1. ship emergency response plans
  2. cargo operations emergency shutdown
  3. actions to be taken in the event of failure of systems or services essential to cargo
  4. fire-fighting on oil/chemical tankers
  5. enclosed space rescue
  6. use of a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Actions to be taken following collision, grounding, or spillage
  • Knowledge of medical first aid procedures on board oil/chemical tankers

Competence: Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency:

  • Understanding of procedures to prevent pollution of the atmosphere and the environment

Competence: Monitor and control compliance with legislative requirements

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency:

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant provisions of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), as amended, and other relevant IMO instruments, industry guidelines and port regulations as commonly applied.

Recommended Study Material:

Tanker Operations: A Handbook for the Person-in-Charge (PIC); 4th Edition Mark Huber, based on three earlier editions by Greg Marton 2001. 392 pp. Illustrations. Tables. Index. 6 x 9. Cornell Maritime Press P.O. Box 456 Centerville, MD 21617 800-638-7641 ISBN 0-87033-528-6

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