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Tanker Operations Introduction

  • History of the oil tanker
  • Types of oil and its characteristics
  • Tanker personnel (duties & responsibilities)
  • Safety practices onboard
  • Environmental factors (IMO Tanker safety – preventing accidental pollution)
  • Tanker case histories including:
    • Exon Valdez
    • Torrey canyon
    • The Erika
  • The historical evolution of inert gassing on tankers

Tanker Design and Construction

  • Tanker categories
  • Construction of tanker types
  • Tanker design and equipment
  • Cargo tanks layout and associated equipment
  • Inert gas system
  • Cargo heating system
  • Ship (Tanker) Inspection

Tanker Stability, Gauging Systems and Operating Systems

  • Safety and stability overview
  • The ballast system
  • Tank gauging and types of gauging
  • Tanker operating systems

Cargo Operational Checks and Procedures

  • Voyage cargo orders
  • Cargo operations terminology
  • Cargo handling overview
  • The loading plan
  • Terminal safety regulations
  • Emergency procedures onboard oil tankers
  • Piping, manifold with cargo hoses and their handling
  • Loading and unloading cargo
  • Chemical tanker operation cargo loading preparation overview
  • Tank cleaning – crude oil washing (cow)
  • Tanker routine checks

Cargo Management Systems and Safety Control Systems

  • Hazardous areas
  • The HVAC system and shutdowns
  • Cargo tank gas freeing and purging
  • Tank entry and procedure
  • Cargo operations forms
  • Cargo control system
  • The stripping system
  • The effects of static electricity
  • Control of oil discharge and the ODME for ballast water
  • Ship oil pollution emergency plan (SOPEP)
  • Safe operation of tankers

Tanker Fire Safety and Maintenance Systems

  • Active firefighting systems
  • Foam delivery systems
  • Accommodation sprinkler systems
  • CO2 system
  • Water mist system
  • Inergen fire suppressant system
  • Passive fire protection systems
  • General firefighting equipment
  • Fire and gas systems
  • Planned maintenance systems
  • Material safety data sheets

Shuttle Tankers /FSU/MCV Operations

  • Shuttle/offtake tanker and associated systems
  • Shuttle tanker – dynamic positioning systems
  • Propulsion systems and controls
  • Shuttle/offtake tanker firefighting systems
  • Shuttle tanker safety equipment
  • Competence and manning overview
  • Types of mooring systems
  • Mooring shuttle tanker to FPSO (fishtailing)
  • Pre-tanker berthing checks to SPM
  • The floating storage unit (FSU) overview
  • Modular capture vessel (MCV)

Tanker Law

  • Legal concepts
  • The Law of Contract
  • The Law of Tort (Negligence)
  • Liability in Contract and Tort
  • Maritime Law
  • Admiralty Law and jurisdiction
  • International Maritime Law
  • Shipboard documentation
  • The Flag State
  • Governmental control of shipping
  • Single – v – double hull tankers
  • Pollution
  • Contracts and chartering tankers
  • Tanker charterparties
  • Carriage of goods by sea and international trade

International Codes for Tankers & Safety Procedures

  • The International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  • Pollution
  • Maritime Codes Dealing with Carriage of Dangerous Goods
  • Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
  • International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT)