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MSSM 2000 - Supervisor of Oil Transfer Operations - Part C

Marine Safety and Seamanship Part-time Studies Course

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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

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the properties of hydrocarbons.
  • Describe the operations with inert gas.
  • Sketch and describe the pumping and pipeline arrangements.
  • Discuss basic pump theory.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform routine maintenance checks on portable pumps, generating equipment and cargo heating equipment.
  • Discuss problems associated with heated cargoes.
  • Describe and discuss pre-planning.
  • Prepare an ullage report for a multi-parcel load.
  • List the information to be provided by the shore facility for loading and discharging.
  • List the information to be provided by the unmanned tank barge for loading and discharging.
  • Discuss procedures and regulations in regard to transfer of hydrocarbon.
  • Discuss response to environmental emergencies.

Effective as of Fall 2003


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