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Basic Training For Oil And Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations (OCTFC) [D. G. Approved]

Entry Criteria:     All Officers, Trainees & Ratings who have done FPFF & EFA

Course Duration:     6 Days

Course Description

The purpose of the course is to assist maritime training institutes and their teaching staff in organizing and introducing new training courses, or in enhancing, updating or supplementing existing training material where the quality and effectiveness of the training courses may thereby be improved. The purpose is also to enhance the capabilities of shipboard personnel who sail on specialized carriers such as an oil or a chemical tanker. It is not the intention of the course to compartmentalize the trainee's way of thinking in terms of chemical tanker operation. The idea is to make him / her aware of the specialization of operations specific to a oil and chemical tanker and sensitize him / her towards the responsibilities that s/he will face on such a vessel.

This course is for candidates to be duly qualified under Section A - V/1-1-1 of the STCW code with specific duties for loading, unloading and care in transit or handling of oil and chemical cargoes. It comprises a combined basic training programme appropriate to their duties, including basic training for oil and chemical tanker safety, fire safety measures, pollution prevention, operational practice and obligations under applicable law and regulations. The coverage of the course is wide in scope and includes chemical tanker safety, fire safety measures and systems, prevention and control of pollution, operational practice and obligations under applicable laws and regulations, thereby covering all training necessary to apply the provisions of Annex I / II of MARPOL 73/78. In addition, the course covers the aspects on board by including a section on safe working practices and procedures in accordance with legislation and industry guidelines and personal shipboard safety relevant to oil and chemical tankers that is in line with the ISM Code and the SMS on board.

 Course Contents 

  • Contribute to safe cargo operation of oil and chemical tankers
  • Take precautions to prevent hazards
  • Apply occupational health and safety precautions and measures
  • Carry out fire fighting operations
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of oil or chemicals


Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the course.

  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Copies of Passport, CDC, COC, INDOS No.
  • Copies of TASCO, MFA and AFF Certificate