The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), requires that seafarers be provided with "familiarization training" and "basic safety training" which includes basic fire fighting, elementary first aid, personal survival techniques, and personal safety and social responsibility. This training is intended to ensure that seafarers are aware of the hazards of working on a vessel and can respond appropriately in an emergency.
According to STCW, The STCW 95 Code requires that you take this 5-day course of instruction. This course has to be renewed every 5 years, or under certain conditions, you have to show that you have at least 1 year of service on board vessels of 200 grt or more within the last 5 years. The components generally includes a Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Basic Fire fighting) course of 2 days, a Personal Survival Techniques (PST) course of 1.5 days, a Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) course of half a day, and, First Aid / CPR (Basic First Aid) course of 1 day
Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations
Scope (Target audience) : This course provides training for officers and ratings. It comprises a basic training program appropriate to their duties, including oil and chemical tanker safety, fire safety measures and systems, pollution prevention, operational practice and obligations under applicable laws and regulations. The course takes full account of section A-V/1-1 of the STCW Code adopted by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended, including the Manila amendments 2010.
Course is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 1.01.
Objective : Provided they hold an appropriate certificate and are otherwise qualified in accordance with regulation section A-VI/1 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended, those successfully completing the course may be eligible to serve on board Oil and Chemical tankers.
Course content :
Basic knowledge of tankers
Physical and chemical properties of oil and chemicals
Knowledge and understanding of tanker safety culture and safety management
Fire Safety and Firefighting operations
Emergencies For Oil and Chemical Tankers
Pollution Prevention for Oil and Chemical Tankers
Case Studies on oil and NLS ship Emergencies
Duration: 47 hours