Tanker Course Descriptions

Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids (SHLSOS-501)

Any applicant who successfully completes this course & applies for endorsement within 5 years of completion will satisfy the course requirements for original issuance of 46 CFR 13.201 (c)(4) for Tankerman-PIC (DL);
& 46 CFR 13.301 (c)(4) for Tankerman-PIC (Barge) (DL);
& 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for Tankerman-Asst (DL);
& 46 CFR 13.501(c)(4) Tankerman-Engineer (DL);

OR renewal of 13.120(a)(2) for Tankerman-PIC (DL);
& 13.120(c)(2) for Tankerman-PIC (Barge) (DL);
& 13.120(b)(2) for Tankerman-Asst (DL);
& 13.120(d)(2) for Tankerman-Engineer (DL);
& Meets the standards of competence, required by 46 CFR 13.609(a)(2), of Section A¬V/1, Table A-V/1-1-1 of the STCW Code for Basic Oil AND Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations;

& Provided the applicant also supplies a statement signed by the Master, Chief Eng or Chief Mate of an Oil AND/OR Chemical Tanker, appropriate to the endorsement sought, that the mariner has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the signer that he/she is fully capable of supervising transfers of dangerous liquid cargo in accordance with the guidance found in NVIC 22-14 (Encl 1, paragraphs 4 or 5):

Meets the Standards of competence, required by 46 CFR 13.603(a)(2), (b)(2) or (c)(2) AND/OR 13.605(a)(2), (b)(2) or (c)(2), of Section A-V/1, table A-V/1-1-2 AND/OR A-V/1-1-3 of the STCW Code for Advanced Oil AND/OR Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations.

Prerequisites: Basic Fire Fighting within 5 years

Tank Ship Familiarization (Dangerous Liquids) (SHLSOS-505)

Tank Ship Familiarization (Dangerous Liquids) (SHLSOS-505)

34.5 hours

This course satisfies the training requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for an original endorsement as Tankerman-Assistant DL; and satisfies the tanker familiarization training requirements of 46 CFR 13.609(a)(2) and Table A-V/1-1-1 of the STCW Code 2010, as amended for an endorsement for Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations.

Prerequisites: Basic Fire Fighting within 5 years

Tank Ship Familiarization (Liquefied Gases) (SHLSOS-507)

34 hours

This course satisfies the course requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for an endorsement as Tankerman-Assistant LG; AND the requirements of 46 CFR 13.611 (a)(2) and STCW Code Table A-V/1-2-1 for an endorsement for Basic Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations.

The course of instruction includes LNG firefighting, confined space awareness, LNG nomenclature, LNG ship operations, personal safety, LNG safety, hazardous material, LNG cargo tank (level indicators, temperature), LNG cargo pump (Carter pump construction and operations), inert gas generator (general flow system), nitrogen gas system, LNG vapor compressor, warm-up heater and boil-off heater.

Prerequisite: Basic or Advanced Firefighting within 5 years

The course schedule may change to reflect the needs of membership, the industry or the national interest. Seafarers should continue to consult each monthly edition of the Seafarers Log for the most up-to-date course schedule.

For additional information, contact the Paul Hall Center, P.O. Box 75, Piney Point, MD 20674-0075; telephone (301) 994-0010. Please note that students should check in the Saturday before their course’s start date. The courses listed here will begin promptly on the morning of the start dates.

In addition, basic vocational support program courses are offered throughout the year, one week prior to the AB, QMED, FOWT, Third Mate, Tanker Assistant and Water Survival courses. An introduction to computer courses will be self-study.