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The Tanker Series contains the following modules:

  • TANKER OPERATIONS I
  • TANKER OPERATIONS II
  • TANKER OPERATIONS III
  • SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
  • CARGO TRANSFER

TANKER OPERATIONS I

Purpose

This training module has been developed to provide all necessary duties & responsibilities of crew personnel serving onboard a tanker ship with respect to cargo operations.

Type of vessels

The module is applicable to liquid cargo ships only.

Shipboard personnel

Applicable to all personnel.

Module topics
  •  Duties & responsibilities of all tanker crew members
  •  Knowledge assessment examination
Duration

Approximately 2 hours.


 

TANKER OPERATIONS II

Purpose

This training module has been developed in four separate parts to provide all necessary information concerning:

  •  Cargo planning.
  •  Loading Operations.
  •  Discharging Operations.
  •  Cargo measurement.

The module can be also used as part of the Tanker familiarization course and each of the three parts can be completed independently.

Type of vessels

The module is applicable to liquid cargo ships only.

Shipboard personnel

Applicable to all Deck personnel involved in cargo operation.

      

Module topics
  •  Planning cargo & ballast operations.
  •  Distribution of cargo & ballast on departure & arrival.
  •  Consideration for voyage in loaded condition.
  •  Cargo distribution at intermediate cargo operation steps.
  •  Stability & stress requirements.
  •  Segregation and contamination prevention.
  •  Procedures before commencing cargo operations.
  •  Tank inspection.
  •  Loading heated cargoes.
  •  Petroleum cargo loading temperatures.
  •  Loading pressures.
  •  Tank Openings.
  •  Ullaging.
  •  Cargo quantity calculation & control of free water presence at tank bottoms.
  •  Tank inspection & measurement.
  •  Preparation of Cargo pumps.
  •  Procedures during discharging.
  •  Stripping after completion of discharging.
  •  Cargo Shipper & Loading Terminals responsibilities.
  •  Cargo measurement process.
  •  Measurement actions prior, during & after loading
  •  Cargo calculations
  •  Knowledge assessment examination.
Duration

Approximately 3 hours.


 

TANKER OPERATIONS III

Purpose

This training module has been developed in five separate parts to provide all necessary information concerning:

  •  Cargo heating.
  •  IGS – part I.
  •  IGS – part II.
  •  COW.
  •  Tank cleaning.

The module can be also used as part of the Tanker familiarization course and each of the three parts can be completed independently.

Type of vessels

The module is applicable to liquid cargo ships only.

Shipboard personnel

Applicable to all personnel involved in cargo operation.

      

Module topics
  •  Charter party requirements for cargo heating.
  •  Cargo characteristics based on flash, pour points, viscosity & temperature.
  •  Heating procedure during loaded voyage & discharging operation.
  •  Chief Officer’s & Chief Engineer’s responsibilities regarding IGS operation.
  •  IGS valves.
  •  Tank pressures.
  •  IGS operation – during voyage & during loading / discharging.
  •  Pressure vacuum cleaner.
  •  IGS failure.
  •  Safety & health considerations.
  •  Over / Under pressurization.
  •  IGS maintenance, testing & record keeping.
  •  Crude oil washing requirements.
  •  COW operation.
  •  Tank cleaning operations.
  •  Safety instructions for tank cleaning.
  •  Gas Freeing.
  •  Knowledge assessment examination.
Duration

Approximately 3 hours.


 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Purpose
  • This training module has been developed in three separate parts to provide all necessary information concerning:
  •  Cargo characteristics & handling
  •  General cargo safety
  •  Cargo safety during cargo operations.

The module can be also used as part of the Tanker familiarization course and each of the three parts can be completed independently.

Type of vessels

The module is applicable to liquid cargo ships only.

Shipboard personnel

Applicable to all Deck personnel involved in cargo operation.

      

Module topics
  •  Classification of Petroleum (grades, volatile & non-volatile petroleums).
  •  Static electricity (Definition & hazards).
  •  Electrostatic discharges.
  •  Precautions against loose object and during lowering objects in tanks
  •  Precautions during loading static accumulator oils, ullaging & sampling & tank washing.
  •  Precautions to avoid pressure surge in ship & shore pipelines.
  •  Loading at terminals with vapour emission control system (Wind speed limit).
  •  Safety measures for avoiding hazards from oil transport.
  •  Safety Precautions, including: Communication equipment, hot works & use of tools.
  •  Spontaneous combustion of materials & auto ignition.
  •  Routine monitoring of double hull spaces.
  •  Transfer during voyage.
  •  Cargoes with special toxicity hazards, including: Liquid petroleum, Petroleum gases, Aromatic hydrocarbons, Hydrogen sulphide, Toxic vapour releases.
  •  Safety precautions whilst at Terminal.
  •  Knowledge assessment examination.
Duration

Approximately 2 hours.


 

CARGO TRANSFER

Purpose

This training module has been developed in accordance with ship to ship transfer (petroleum) with the aim to provide all necessary & practical guidelines for an effective ship to ship transfer. Furthermore, the second part deals with cargo transfer between ship & barge, outlining all necessary precautions to be taken in order to avoid spillage.

Type of vessels

The module is applicable to liquid cargo ships only.

Shipboard personnel

Applicable to all Deck personnel involved in cargo transfer operations.

      

Module topics
  •  General precautions during ship to ship transfer operation.
  •  Safety checks and checklist used prior starting operation.
  •  Chief Officer’s action for plan preparation.
  •  Safety regulations and action during ship to ship approach.
  •  Use of fenders & moorings.
  •  Handling of cargo hoses, pipelines & overboard discharge valves during transfer operation.
  •  Stand-by conditions.
  •  Communication procedures.
  •  Fire fighting precautions.
  •  Static electricity precautions & insulation.
  •  Impressed current cathodic protection system.
  •  General safety precautions during barge to ship operation.
  •  Safety meeting, communication arrangements & product identification prior operation.
  •  Emergency stop procedures.
  •  Routine stop procedures.
  •  Knowledge assessment examination.
Duration

Approximately 1 hour.

The Tanker Series can be updated by the Customer with customised modules using the Maritime Trainer software utilities.