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Code No: 824

Guided Learning Hours:



This Course is designed for

  • Trainees serving on any type of tanker
  • Experienced officers or ratings transferring to tank ships from other specialised vessels
Course Pre-requisites
  • None
Course Objectives
  • To provide a Course compliant with, and meeting the requirements of, paragraphs 2 -7 of Section A-V/1 of the STCW Code.
  • To provide an introduction to tankers and prepare learners for the specialised courses in oil, chemicals and gas
  • To provide the tanker-specific technical knowledge required to serve on this type of ship and to be assigned specific duties relating to cargo or cargo equipment
Course Outcomes

On the successful completion of the Course, the candidate will have the technical knowledge required to serve on a tanker and be assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment. The candidate will have gained sufficient knowledge of the practical application of the basic principles and concepts of safe tanker operations in order to carry out those duties.

  • Module 1 - Introduction
  • Module 2 - Liquid Cargoes
  • Module 3 - Physical Properties of Bulk Liquid Cargoes
  • Module 4 - Hazards of Bulk Liquid Cargoes
  • Module 5 - Sources of Ignition
  • Module 6 - Design and Operation for Safety
  • Module 7 - Types of Tanker
  • Module 8 - Systems and Instruments
  • Module 9 - Oxygen Analysers and Gas detection Instruments
  • Module 10 - Safety Principles and Special Situations
  • Module 11 - Emergency Procedures
  • Module 12 - Miscellaneous
Mode of Delivery

This course is delivered using Computer Based Training. The material is supplied on CD-ROM and students follow comprehensive on-screen instructions to get started. The program contains text with (English language) voiceover, still photographs, video clips and animations.

Course Duration

It is estimated that 20 Guided Learning Hours (GLHs) are required to complete the Course. GLHs include the time needed to follow the programme on the computer, plus time needed for additional reading and research as well as the time needed to complete the assessments.


The assessment strategy is flexible and will depend on the requirements of the Approving Flag State. The course includes written assignments for the students to complete at the end of each Module. These assignments are compiled in a Portfolio which is returned to the UK for independent third party assessment.

If Flag States do not require this level of authentication, other systems can be devised including onboard computer-based assessment.

Course Approval Certification

On successful completion of the course, Videotel will issue Flag State approved certificates

Approved by:
International Registries INC, Panama Maritime Authority, Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Liberian Registry,
Accredited by:
Nautical Institute,