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MSSM 1600 - Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization Training

Marine Safety and Seamanship Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

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Course Details

This course familiarizes you with basic design of oil and chemical tankers and their cargo handling systems. The contents of the course covers safe operating procedures on board oil and chemical tankers, as well as the hazards involved in the handling and carriage of crude oil, petroleum products, and chemical cargoes. There is a practical component to this course for enclosed space rescue. Practical training will be conducted at Dynamic Rescue Facility.

Prerequisite(s)

MED with respect to STCW Basic Safety. Copies of prerequisites are to be submitted to the course instructor on the first day of the course.

Credits

4.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the properties and safe handling of crude oil and distillates.
  • Describe petroleum tanker design and construction.
  • Describe the development of petroleum tankers.
  • Describe cargo handling systems.
  • Describe operating procedures.
  • Describe inert gas systems.
  • Describe procedures for safe tank cleaning.
  • Describe crude oil washing systems.
  • Adhere to oil pollution regulations.
  • Describe emergency procedures.
  • Describe other safety regulations.
  • Describe the potential health hazards of crude oil cargoes.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

MSSM 1600 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Nautical Sciences
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma

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