International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW ’78)
International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals, revised 3rd ed. London
This course provides training to persons on board oil tankers who have immediate responsibility for the handling of cargo. The training program emphasizes on the requirements for planning and ensuring safe loading, care during the voyage and unloading of cargoes. Topics appropriate to the participant’s duties, including oil tanker safety, operational practice and obligations under applicable laws and regulations are also discussed.
The course covers the precautions to be taken and the procedures that should be observed on all occasions when handling cargoes. It also provides knowledge in cargo gear, cargo stress, care of cargo during transit and dangerous cargo operations.
Upon completion of the course, trainees will be able to:
Describe precautions to be taken before and during cargo handling
Describe the generation of static electricity during the loading and discharging of cargo and during tank cleaning
Describe the effective cooperation and coordination between the tanker and the terminal or other vessel before cargo handling
Describe the procedures that should be observed on all occasions when handling cargo at terminals or during transfers between vessels
Cargo Handling Operation
Must be a deck officer
Available upon request
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