Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids/Any Tankerman Endorsement

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QUALMI-501: Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids/Any Tankerman Endorsement 

COURSE LENGTH: 40 HOURS (5 DAYS)

Course Description:

This course provides training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their US Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential as Tankerman. The Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids course is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and satisfies the following requirements of 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the STCW Code, As Amended:

  1. Course requirements of 46 CFR 13.201(c)(4) for an endorsement as Tankerman-PIC DL and for an endorsement as Tankerman-PIC (Barge) DL
  2. Course requirements of 46 CFR 13.501(C)(4) for an endorsement as Tankerman Engineer DL
  3. Requirements of 46 CFR 13.603(a)(2), 46 CFR 13.603(b)(2), 46 CFR 13.603(c)(2) and the STCW Code Table A-V/1-1-2 for an STCW endorsement for Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo Operations
  4. Requirements of 46 CFR 13.605(a)(2), 46 CFR 13.605(b)(2), 46 CFR 13.605(c)(2) and the STCW Code Table A-V/1-1-3 for an STCW endorsement for Advanced Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations
  5. Course requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for Tankerman Assistant (DL) and the requirements of 46 CFR 13.609(a)(2) and the STCW Code Table A-V/1-1-1 for a STCW endorsement for Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations.

This course is principally intended for candidates who hold or will hold a USCG Merchant Mariner’s Credential and serve as or will serve as Tankerman. Ideally, Tankerman PIC (Tank Ship) and Tankerman PIC (Barge) candidates will have met the USCG requirements for participation in the minimum number of transfers prior to attendance. If not, they have five years from the course completion date to meet these requirements. Students are expected to be able to read and speak English. The course will also be of value to others serving as supervisory personnel in the industry or on vessels directly involved with the bulk shipment of dangerous liquids by water.

The Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids (DL) course covers the following topics:

  • General characteristics, compatibility, reaction & safety precautions for Bulk Liquids defined as Dangerous Liquids in 46 CFR Subchapter D.
  • Cargo systems.
  • Cargo-handling systems.
  • Instrumentation systems.
  • Auxiliary systems.
  • Operations connected with loading and discharging of cargo.
  • Operating procedures and sequences for controlling the cargo tank environment.
  • Load plan, stability, and stresses during cargo transfers and ballasting.
  • Load line, draft and trim. Stability letter requirements.
  • Rules pertaining to operational procedures and pollution prevention.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Occupational health and safety standards.
  • Terminology for tankships carrying oil and chemicals
  • Tank barge terminology
  • Cargo-tank cleaning procedures and precautions.
  • Inert Gas Systems (IGS) Principles and procedures of vapor-control recovery systems.
  • Operating procedures. Information systems on hazards of cargo.
  • Confined space entry.
  • Vessel response plans.
  • MARPOL 73/78 Annex I and Annex II requirements.

Examination and Assessment:

Practical Assessment: The student will complete a practical exercise for typical dangerous liquid cargo load and discharge operations, which includes following all regulatory procedures and policies.   Written Examinations: The student will also be administered the following examinations with a minimum score of 70% required.

  1. General Exam 20 multiple choice questions;
  2. Cargo Operations Exam 30 multiple choice questions;
  3. Cargo Transfer/Safety Exam 20 multiple choice questions.
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