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Advanced Training For Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations (GASCO) [UK MCA]

Entry Criteria:     UK MCA Coc and basic training for gas cargo operations, and must also have completed the tanker firefighting.

Course Duration:     5 Days

Course Description

The purpose is to enhance the capabilities of shipboard personnel who sail on gas tankers. It is not the intention of the course to compartmentalize the trainee's way of thinking in terms of only gas tanker operation. The idea is to make him / her aware of the specialized operations specific to various types of gas cargoes and sensitize him/her towards the responsibilities that s/he will face on such tanker vessels. 

This course is for shipboard officers and any other person who have immediate responsibility for the cargo handling in port and care in transit. By successfully doing this course, the aforementioned shipboard personnel will fulfill the mandatory minimum requirements of regulation Section A-V/1-2 paragraph 2, as amended. The coverage of the course is wide in scope and includes gas 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 of MARPOL 73/78.

In addition, the course covers the managerial aspects on board by including a section on risk assessment and management, as well as contingency planning that is in line with the ISM Code and the Ship Management System on board.


Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the classroom course.
  1. 2 passport size photographs,
  2. Copies of Passport, CDC, COC & INDOS No.