Course Schedules

This one-week course provides training at an advanced level for both deck and engine officers and other persons on board oil and chemical tankers who have immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, and care in transit or handling of cargo and loading bunkers. It comprises a specialized training program, including chemical and oil tanker safety, health hazards and practices, fire prevention and firefighting, cargo equipment and operations, safety equipment and operation, emergency procedures, pollution prevention and control, operational practice and obligations under applicable laws and regulations.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids (MEBAMD-501) course will:

  1. Satisfy the cargo course requirements for 46 CFR 13.409 and may be issued an endorsement as Tankerman-Assistant (DL); AND
  2. Satisfy the Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker training requirements of Section A-V/1 Table A-V/1.1.1 of the STCW Code; AND
  3. Satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 13.209, 13.309 or 13.509 for a Tankerman (DL) endorsement; 33 CFR 157.152(c)(2) for crude oil washing; AND
  4. Satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 10.227(d)(8)(i)(c) for the renewal of a Tankerman PIC (DL) endorsement.