Tankerman Fire Fighting

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QUALMI-53: Tankerman Fire Fighting

COURSE LENGTH: 16 HOURS (2 DAYS)

Course Description:

This course provides minimum firefighting training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their US Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document as Tankerman-PIC (Tank Ship DL); Tankerman-PIC (Barge DL); Tankerman-Assistant or; Tankerman-Engineer. The Tankerman Firefighting course satisfies the Fire Fighting training requirements 46 CFR 13.207, 13.307,(a)(b), 13.407 or 13.507 for any Tankerman endorsement. Any student completing the course will have satisfied the fire fighting training requirements for any Tankerman endorsement AND; also will have satisfied the Basic Fire Fighting training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-2 of the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code, as amended, and 46 CFR 11.202(b)(2). This course is principally intended for candidates who hold or will hold a USCG Merchant Mariner’s Document and serve as or will serve as Tankerman PIC, Tankerman – Assistant or Tankerman – Engineer. Ideally, students will have successfully completed a U.S. Coast Guard approved Tank Ship or Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids course. If not, they have one year from the course completion date to meet the requirement. 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 fuel transfers or bulk shipment of dangerous liquids by water. The course covers the following topics:

  • Theory of Fire
  • Causes and Prevention of Fire
  • Basic Firefighting Techniques
  • Exercise in Firefighting Techniques on Live Fires

Examination: The student will be administered a 25 question multiple choice examination with a minimum score of 72% required. The student is also required to successfully participate in the live fire fighting exercise which is pass/fail.

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