Price: $5500.00
Course Number: 2737
Course Length: 200 Hours, In-Person
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 8


  • Picture ID on first day of class
  • Closed toe shoes, or safety shoes, NO Sneakers or Athletic footwear

Course Description

Candidates for this course must have already successfully completed an approved STCW Basic Training course, have successfully demonstrated all related competencies, and have successfully completed either a USCG approved QMED-FOWT course or a QMED-Oiler course.

Any applicant who has successfully completed our QMED-Pumpman/Machinist (MIDATL-802) course within 1 year of application will satisfy:

  • The professional examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.501(c)(5) for a national rating endorsement as QMED – Pumpman/Machinist; AND
  • The Tanker Familiarization course requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for an original endorsement as Tankerman-Assistant DL; AND
  • Satisfy the Tankerman-Assistant course requirements of 46 CFR 13.609(a)(1) and Table A-V/1-1-1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 for an endorsement for Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations AND
  • The standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.329(a)(3); Section A-III/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 17-14 Ch-2 Tasks 8.1.A, 8.1.B, 8.1.C, and 8.2.A.

Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

02/07/2022 – 03/11/2022
04/18/2022 – 05/20/2022
07/18/2022 – 08/19/2022
09/19/2022 – 10/21/2022

The objective of this course is to provide the student with:

A. The necessary knowledge and technical information to enable successful completion of the QMED Pumpman/Machinist examinations consisting of subjects as detailed in 46 CFR Table 1 to §12.505(c) – Examination Subjects for QMED Ratings,


B. The necessary knowledge and technical information to enable successful completion of the Tank Ship Familiarization (MIDATL-505), and should also enable candidates to serve on oil tankers in a capacity other than master, chief engineer officer, chief mate, or second engineer officer, 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 cargos, their hazards and their handling equipment, general operational sequence and oil tanker terminology.  The course takes full account of the annex to resolution 10 adopted by the International Conference on Training Certification of Seafarers, as amended.

Course syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Convention as amended Chapter V, Section A-V/1-1. 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.


Why Come to Norfolk, VA

MAMA Trains is located in a huge resort area. There is so much to do in our town. There are two main industries in our area. The US Navy and Tourism. There are family-friendly attractions and excellent night-life activities. We have some of the best restaurants in America and Virginia Beach is often on lists such as the safest places to live and best places to visit. Check out our attractions while you are here.