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Supervisor of Oil Transfer Operations - Part C MSSM 2000

Marine Safety and Seamanship Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​Part C of the SOTO course is specifically designed for existing certificated personnel presently serving in the industry who have successfully completed Parts A & B. It is anticipated that Part C will be used primarily for CPE requirements, approximately 30-hours instruction at an approved training facility. A student who successfully achieves all of the requirements of Parts A, B, and C will be eligible for full Marine Safety/TC SOTO certificate of competency.


  • MSSM1010 – Supervisor of Oil Transfer Operations (Part A), 3 months industry experience (Part B), 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).



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Sketch and describe cargo pipelines and pump rooms on tank barges.
  • Understand basic pipeline theory.
  • Understand the meaning of NPSH.
  • Understand why decreasing pump speed will affect tank suction.
  • Understand the meaning of design point.
  • Understand why low vapor pressure will improve tank suction.
  • Understand why actual discharge rates are affected by static and dynamic back pressures from shore installations.
  • Sketch and describe a graph showing the characteristics of a centrifugal pump.
  • Understand the meaning of a shore installation curve.
  • Sketch and describe a typical Q-H curve.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform routine maintenance checks.
  • Understand the problem associated with heated cargo.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with respect to cargo planning and calculations on a tank barge.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in completing regulatory and company paperwork on a tank barge.
  • List the information to be provided by the unmanned tank barge for loading and discharging.
  • Outline special requirements for offshore and shore oil cargo transfers within the Arctic waters.
  • Use Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations and environmental response guidelines for pollution prevention and emergency response.
  • Describe procedures for operation communication between tank barge and shore facilities/relevant authorities.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2022


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