Course Code: NGPSS 787

Duration: 36 6

Course Objectives:

This course provides training to candidates to be duly qualified under Section A – V/1-1 paragraph 2 of the STCW code with specific duties for loading, unloading and care in transit or handling of oil cargoes. It comprises a advanced training program appropriate to their duties, including oil tanker safety, fire safety measures, pollution prevention, operational practice and obligations under applicable law and regulations.  The  course  covers  the  competence  requirements  as given  in  the  table  under  Section  A-V/1-1-2  of  the  STCW  Code

Course Outline:

  • Certification and documentation
  • Physics and chemistry
  • Sources of ignition
  • Electrical equipment
  • Static electricity
  • Cargo calculations
  • Ship to shore liaison
  • Cargo operations
  • Crude oil washing
  • Tank washing
  • Enclosed space entry
  • Gas detection instrumentation
  • Health and toxicity
  • Inert gas and Nitrogen systems
  • Inert gas operations
  • Cargo pumps
  • Pollution control


  • Completion of the Training in Tanker Fire Fighting set out in tables A-V/1-1-1 and A-V/1-2-1 of the STCW convention and code 1978 as amended and be in possession of the appropriate certificate.
  • A candidate must have attended an STCW 2010 Basic Training in Oil and Chemical tanker cargo operations or have at least three months` seagoing service on the type of tanker to which the certification is sought.

In addition to this a candidate with sea time alone has to demonstrate that they meet the applicable competency table requirements. Verification of this will be assessed at the start of the course and the candidates must attain a mark of at least 50 per cent in order to continue on to the advanced Oil tanker course.


  • Theoretical –video tel- simulation

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