Course Topics

This three-day course covers the topics you want and need to know to help increase your understanding of tanker operations, design, function and management of, such as:

 

  •       Types, sizes, uses and design of tank vessels

  •       Oil Spill Prevention / Cleanup / COFR

  •       Maritime Terms and Definitions

  •       Charter Parties - Demurrage - Laytime

  •       Governing Authorities - Flags - Registration

  •       Weather Planning / Routing

  •       Classification Societies - Port State Control

  •       Vessel Vetting / FPSOs / FSOs

  •       ISM Codes - Vessel Manning - ISO 9000

  •       COGSA / Hague Rules / INCOTERMS

  •       Draft - Trim - List - Basic Stability

  •       Worldscale - Hire - Freight Rates

  •       Vessel Engines - Fuel - Bunkers - White List

  •       ISPS / MTSA Code - Security Issues

  •       Tanks - Pipes/Lines/Valves - Cargo Pumps

  •       Latest Pollution Laws and Regulations

  •       Loading - Discharging - Ballasting - IGS

  •       OPA 90 - ITOPF - CRISTAL - P&I Clubs

  •       Tank Cleaning Practices and Procedures

  •       Vessel Navigation and Watch Standing

  •       Cargo Measurement - Compatibility

  •       Maintenance - Practices/Costs

  •       Terminals - Sea Berths - Lightering

  •       Double Hulls - For Better or for Worse?

  •       Types of Cargo - Classification Methods

  •       Gas Carriers - Chemical Tankers – Barges


Course Objective:  To expose the participants to the fundamentals of physical tanker operations, including tanker design, construction, cargo operations, pollution laws, voyage costing, chartering, regulatory bodies and industry organizations.



Special One-Day Course Topics

This one-day session presents all the essentials of our three-day course in a condensed format that allows the participants to succinctly get a solid base of knowledge of these topics.

 

  • Types Types of Tankers / Purpose / Classification - Deadweight

  • Regulatory Bodies / Flag States / Port States
          o  COC – ISM – ISPS – IMO – MARPOL

  • Classification Societies

  • Vessel Crew – Manning Requirements

  • Vessel Engines / Generators / Bunkers / Bunkering

  • Navigation – Draft / Trim / List

  • Servants of Owners / Pilots / Tugs

  • Agents – Owners / Charterers

  • Customs Clearance – Free Pratique - Immigration

  • Vessel Cargo / Ballast System / Ballasting Ops

  • Vessel Cargo Pumps / Pipelines / Vapor Recovery

  • Cargo Planning / Preparation / Stowage

  • Tanker Berths / Lightering / Ship to Ship Transfer (STS)

  • Importance of Load / Discharge Port Rotation
  • Loading / Discharging / Pumping / Backpressure
  • Tank Cleaning vs. Tank Washing / COW
  • Inert Gas – Inerting / De-inerting
  • Vessel Loading / Vessel Discharging / Plan
  • Key Meeting – Load / Discharge Requirements
  • Cargo Measurement Principals / Procedures – Documents
  • Bills of Lading / Vessel Experience Factor (VEF)
  • Vessel Chartering – Vessel Vetting

  • Voyage Costing – Worldscale