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Basic Training For Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations

Entry Criteria:     PST, PSSR, EFA, FPFF from any administration and UK MCA Approved Tanker Firefighting

Course Duration:     2 Days

Course Description

This course provides training for all junior officers, ratings, cadets and any officer person assigned duties and responsibilities related to the cargo or cargo equipment on liquefied gas tankers.

It comprises a familiarisation training programme covering general principles and characteristics of liquefied gas tankers, basic knowledge of chemistry and physics related to their safe carriage in bulk, basic knowledge of cargo systems. basic knowledge of engineering systems for cargo, occupational health and safety, application of safe working practices on board ship, prevention of pollution of the marine environment due to cargo, knowledge of the hazards associated with liquefied gas cargo operations, response to liquefied gas tanker emergencies, and basic working knowledge of the relevant international conventions and IMO codes.

The course covers the requirement of section A-V/1-2-1 pertaining to the minimum standard of competence for liquefied gas tanker training of the STCW code adopted by the IMO convention on standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers 1978, as amended in 2010. On successful completion of this course, seafarers are eligible to apply to UK-MCA  for a Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations, Level - 1 DCE endorsement.

Course Objective
  • Identify relevant symbols according to the types of liquefied gas carried on board liquefied gas tankers.
  • State the relationship between pressure and temperature, including vapour pressure/ temperature.
  • State how an electrostatic charge may be generated.
  • Identify hazards associated with liquefied gas cargoes, and their controls.
  • Be able to apply health, safety and environmental precautions and measures in working on liquefied gas tankers.
  • Identify the function and proper use of gas-measuring instruments, and the importance of calibration.
  • Use appropriate safety equipment and protective devices
  • Identify typical shipboard procedures and measures to prevent pollution and to deal with leakages
  • Describe loading, unloading, care in transit, tank cleaning, purging, gas-freeing and inerting cargo operations.
  • Identify emergency procedures, including emergency shutdown.
  • Identify relevant information from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to determine hazards.
Contents of the course
  • Gas terminology
  • Physics and chemistry of gases
  • Properties and hazards of liquefied gas
  • Types of gas tankers and their containment systems
  • Cargo equipment and systems
  • Fire and pollution prevention
  • Emergency procedures and first aid treatment
  • Tank atmosphere control


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, PSSR, EFA, FPFF (any Administration Approved)
  3. 3 months company seatime letter of service on any tanker done prior to 09 June 2015 OR UK MCA Tanker Firefighting Course certificate