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Basic Training For Oil And Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations [UK MCA]

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

Course Duration:     2 Days

Course Description

Seafarers wanting to sail on a tanker need to be duly qualified under Regulation V/1-1 of the STCW code with specific duties for loading, unloading and care in transit for handling of oil and chemical cargoes.

The coverage of the course is wide in scope and includes 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 as amended. 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 are in line with the ISM Code and the SMS on board.

This course covers the requirement of section A-V/1-1-1 pertaining to the minimum standard of competence in oil and chemical tanker 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 the seafarer is eligible to  apply to UK-MCA for a Certificate of Proficiency in "Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations”, Level 1 DCE endorsement.

Course Objective
  • Contribute to safe cargo operation of oil and chemical tankers
  • Take precautions against hazards
  • Apply occupational health and safety precautions and measures
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of cargo.
Contents of the course
  • Properties of oil and chemicals and  the hazards associated with them 
  • Apply health, safety and environmental precautions and measures when working on oil and chemical tankers
  • Types of Oil and Chemical Tankers and their containment system.
  • Cargo systems and equipment related to tank cleaning, inerting, loading/ unloading, and gas freeing.
  • Carry out safe oil and chemical tanker cargo operations.


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