Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids

Did You Know?

Over 60% of the energy we require daily is brought from great distances to America on oil tankers. To meet the demands of our daily lives, we require more than 20 million barrels of petroleum products a day. The largest tankships can carry up to 2 million barrels and costs only pennies per gallon to ship by tankers and thus, makes this most attractive transport mode.


Successful completion of this course should enable candidates to serve on oil tankers in a capacity other than master, chief engineer officer, chief mate or second engineer officer, and to perform specific duties and responsibilities related to those duties in connection with cargo equipment and cargo operations.

The course satisfies the requirements of 46 CFR 13.409 for an original endorsement as Tankerman-Assistant (DL); AND satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 10.227(d)(8)(i)(C) for renewal of a merchant mariner credential endorsed as Tankerman-PIC (Dangerous Liquids); AND satisfies the basic training requirements of Section A-V/1-1 and Table A-V/1-1-1 of the STCW Code and provides the knowledge to support the training outcomes related to the specification of minimum standard of competence in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo

Course Topics:

  1. Basic knowledge of oil and chemical tankers
  2. Basics of liquid cargo operations
  3. Knowledge of the physical properties of oil and chemicals
  4. Tanker safety culture and safety management
  5. Hazards associated with tanker operations and Hazard controls
  6. Understanding a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS
  7. Function and use of gas-measuring and similar equipment
  8. Proper use of safety equipment and protective devices
  9. Safe working practices and procedures for oil and chemical tankers
  10. Knowledge of first aid with reference to material safety data sheet
  11. Knowledge of emergency procedures including shutdown
  12. Effects of oil/chemical pollution on human and marine life
  13. Shipboard procedures to prevent pollution
  14. Measures to be taken in the event of spillage
The Benefits of ECM’s Online Courses:

  • Flexible course enrollment
  • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
  • Certificate of achievement issued by ECM Training Services upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for condidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule