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Duration: 10 Days (55 hours)

Provided they hold an appropriate certificate and are otherwise qualified in accordance regulation V/1 -2.2 of the International Convention on Standards of Training ., Certif ication Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended 1995, those successfully completing course should be able to take immediate responsibility for loading, discharging and transit or handling of cargo on liquefied gas tankers .


This course provides training for masters, chief engineers, officers and any person immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo It compr ises a specialized training programme appropriate to their duties, including gas tanker safety, fire safety measures and systems, pollution prevention, operationa l practice obligations under applicable laws and regulations. The course takes full account of Sect' A-V/1 of the STCW Code adopted by the International Convention on Standards of Trainig Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended in 1995 & 2010.


1. Introduction
  • The course
  • Production of liquefied gas
  • Sea transport of liquefied gas
2. Chemistry and Physics (STCW Code, Section A-V/1 para 26)
  • Properties and characteristics of liquefied gases and their vapours
  • Basic thermodynamic theory
  • Properties of single liquids
  • Nature and properties of solutions
3. Hazards (STCW Code , Section A-V/1 para 27, 32)
  • Health hazards
  • First-aid treatment
  • Reactivity
  • Flammability and explosion hazards
  • Repairs and hot work
4. Rules and Regulations (STCW Code, Section A-V/1 para 23)
  • International and national codes and regulations
  • Gas Carrier Codes Certification and surveys
5. Ship Design and Cargo Containment (STCW Code, Section
  • Construction and equipment requirements 5.2 Ship arrangements
  • Cargo containment Ship types and survival capability
6. C(/rgo H(l11d/ing Systems (STCW Code, Section A-V/1 para 30)
  • Tanks, piping and valves
  • Cargo ventilation system
  • Pumps and the unloading system
  • Heat exchangers
  • Reliquefaction systems and control of boikoff* 6 .6 Inert gas system
  • Instrumentation and auxiliary systems
7. S(lfety (STCW Code, Section A-V/1 para 25, 29, 32)
  • Tank atmosphere evaluation
  • Fire prevention and equipment
  • Pollution
  • Protective and safety equipment
8. C(lrgo H(l11t//ing Operations (STCW Code, Section A-V/I para 30,34)
  • General cargo handling
  • Procedures for preparation for loading and loading
  • Cargo measurement and calculation
  • Cargo condition maintenance on passage and in port
  • Procedures for preparation for unloading and unloading
  • Bailasting and deballasting
  • Procedures for changing cargoes and tank cleaning
9. Emergency Operations (STCW Code, Section A-V/1 para 30, 33, 34)
  • Organizational structure and pl2nning
  • Alarms
  • Emergency procedures
Training facilities and equipment
  • Ordinary classroom facilities and an overhead projector are sufficient for most of the course However
  • Dedicated CBT modules will be run on an ordinary PC as well as exercises on operational
  • Hands-on liquid cargo handling simulator
  • Will greatly enhance the quality and result of the course. In such cases sufficient PCs for use by one or two trainees will be required. In addition
  • A video cassette player will be required if using videos in the tea ching program


This course is open to seafarers who have completed a shore-based fire-fighting t raining course approved by the Administration , and who have relevant experience appropriate to duties on liquefied gas tankers, as stipulated in STCW regulation V/1, para 2.1 , and paragraphs 1.1 or 1.2. See chart on page 10


A certificate of course completion shall be issued to those who shall satisfactorily fulfill the course requirements. Certificate of Proficiency is issued by the Department of Shipping on completion of an oral test.