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A mandatory course for ratings prior to joining a tanker. The syllabus is in accordance with the provisions of Section A-V/1-1-1 of STCW Code, as per the 2010 amendments. Preface This course provides ratings with understanding of their responsibility in contributing to loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo. It provides them   knowledge appropriate to their duties, including oil tanker safety, fire safety measures and systems, pollution prevention, operational practice and obligations under applicable law and regulations.


In reference to section A-V/1 of the STCW Code adopted by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended 2010. Objectives Those successfully completing the course should therefore be able to demonstrate understanding of his or her appropriate responsibility for handling of cargo on oil tankers. They in their supporting role, will make a safer and more effective contribution to the operation and control of the cargo on a tanker, thus improving the ship’s safety and protection to the environment.


Syllabus consisits of;

•    Introduction and Regulation

•    Physical Properties of Bulk Liquid Cargoes

•    Hazards of Bulk Liquid Cargoes

•    Contribute to the safe cargo operation of bulk liquid cargo

•    Safety and Hazard Control •    Pollution Prevention

•    Oil Tanker Design and Operation for Safety

•    Emergency Procedures


Miscellaneous Assessment Course Outcomes On the successful completion of the Course, the candidate will have the technical knowledge required to serve on a oil or chemical tanker and be assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment.

The candidate will have gained sufficient knowledge of the practical application of the basic principles and concepts of safe tanker operations in order to carry out those duties. Teaching and Mode of Delivery Lecture and using Computer Based Training Method Requirement

•   Engine and Deck Ratings serving oil tanker vessel.

•   All candidates should have a valid SOLAS safety certificate and valid medical fitness certificate.

•   All candidates must be conversant  and literate in English. 

•   Available upon request

•   A minimum of 6 candidates are required for the course

• Candidates to consult PMTC Registrar for application forms and other necessary requirements prior to attending the course.

Assessments In addition to a formal written assessment the candidates will be assessed through oral questioning, practical role play performance and within group workshop activities.





40 hrs or 5 days Time:              

09.00am to 05.00pm



PMTC, Konedobu


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