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Supervisor of Oil Transfer Operations Part A MSSM 1010

Marine Safety and Seamanship Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​Part A of the SOTO certification is designed for "New Entrants" to the industry involved with supervision of oil transfer operations, approximately 30-hours instruction at an approved training facility. Completion of Part A, which is attested to by the issue of a BCIT Statement of Completion, and does not qualify the holder to serve as bargemaster. This certificate will only remain valid for a period of 30 months.

Prerequisite(s)

  • MED with respect to STCW Basic Safety or MED A1 and B2, completion of a Restricted Radio Operator examination and proof of Medical Fitness ( A valid Seafarers Medical ).

Credits

2.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify substances found in crude and refined products.
  • Identify internal and external health hazards.
  • State the fire hazards associated with hydrocarbon on a tank barge.
  • Explain the needs of cargo segregation, compatibility of cargo, and double valve separation.
  • Sketch and describe the construction and operating procedures for pumps of different types.
  • Understand the hazards of operating positive displacement pumps.
  • Demonstrate knowledge with respect to the maintenance of different tanker equipment (Scupper plugs, Drip trays, Tank lid covers, Ullage cap covers).
  • Understand the special considerations necessary when not alongside with respect to: Safety contingency plans, weather (including ice conditions), lighting, communications and control, emergency stop procedures, oil spill contingency planning, and transfer checklists.
  • Understand special requirements in relation to general seamanship.
  • Demonstrate proficiency of knowledge with respect to unmanned tank barge seamanship details on a tank barge.
  • Gain a practical insight as to the operations carried out on board an unmanned tank barge.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2022

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