1724 | Tank Ship Familiarization (Dangerous Liquids)


Course Number: 1724
Course Length: 32 hours
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 20
Price: $800.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Any applicant who successfully completes the Tank ship Familiarization Dangerous Liquids Course (MIDATL-505) and applies for endorsement within five years of completion:

  • Satisfies 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
  • 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.

Successful completion of this tank ship familiarization course should enable candidates to serve on oil tankers in a capacity other than master, chief engineer, chief mate or first assistant engineer, and to perform specific duties and responsibilities related to those duties in connection with cargo and cargo equipment, provided that they are not immediately responsible for the loading, discharging, care in transit or handling of cargo.  The training includes basic safety and pollution prevention precautions and procedures, layouts of different types of oil tankers, types of cargo, their hazards and their handling equipment, general operational sequence and oil tanker terminology.  The syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Convention, Chapter V, Section A-V/1-1, as amended.  This functional element provides the detailed knowledge to support the training outcomes related to the specification of minimum standard of competence in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations. Students will gain knowledge of and be able to:

Contribute to the safe cargo operation of oil and chemical tankers:

  • Basic knowledge of tankers:
  1. Types of oil and chemical tankers
  2. General arrangement and construction
  • Basic knowledge of cargo operations:
  1. Piping systems and valves
  2. Cargo pumps
  3. Loading and unloading
  4. Tank cleaning, purging, gas-freeing and inerting
  • Basic knowledge of the physical properties of oil and chemicals:
  1. Pressure and temperature, including vapor pressure/temperature relationship
  2. Types of electrostatic charge generation
  3. Chemical symbols
  • Knowledge and understanding of tanker safety culture and safety management.

Take precautions to prevent hazards

  • Basic knowledge of hazard associated with tanker operations
  • Basic knowledge of hazard controls
  • Understanding of information on a Material Safety Data Sheet

Apply occupational health and safety precautions and measures

  • Function and proper use of gas-measuring instruments and similar equipment
  • Proper use of safety equipment and protective devices
  • Basic knowledge of safe working practices and procedures in accordance with legislation and industry guidelines and personal shipboard safety relevant to oil and chemical tankers
  • Basic knowledge of first aid with reference to a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Carry out fire-fighting operations

Respond to emergencies

Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of oil or chemicals.

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 Centreville, MD 21617 800-638-7641 ISBN 0-87033-528-6


07/06/2021 – 07/09/2021
08/09/2021 – 08/12/2021
09/07/2021 – 09/10/2021
10/12/2021 – 10/15/2021
11/01/2021 – 11/04/2021
11/30/2021 – 12/03/2021

Class Starts at:   8:00 a.m.

Check-in Time Starts at:   7:00 a.m.

Required Course Tools:
No tools required for this course