Overview top

This course aims to give seafarers the essential education and training in firefighting operations onboard tankers (oil, chemical, liquefied gas) meeting the Knowledge requirements set out in STCW Tables A-V/1-1-1 and A-V/1-2-1 for oil and chemical tankers and liquefied gas tanker cargo.

Please note: Students undertaking the Basic Safety for Oil, Chemical and Gas Tanker Operations ( are required to complete the 5 hour Tanker Firefighting course prior to commencing on the Basic Tanker Safety course.

Entry Requirements top

Those undertaking this training must have completed Fire Prevention and Firefighting (Section A-VI/1-2 of STCW) or be in the process of completing it or similar training acceptable to the MCA.

Assessment top

Continuous assessment by observation and questioning of learning outcomes.

Professional Opportunities top

This course is an entry requirement for Basic Safety for Oil, Chemical and Gas Tanker Operations

Further Information top

Please note: If you are not an EU passport holder, you will require a Short Term Study Visa to attend any course at South Tyneside College.  Could you please contact the Marine Booking office on tel: 0191 4273772 or email:MarineBooking@tynecoast.ac.uk to book your place and also arrange your Visa letter.  The College accepts no responsibility if you book your place online but have not obtained a Student Visitor Visa resulting in non-attendance.  Refunds will not be given in this instance.

Dates & Fees top

Please follow  the link above to the Online Booking System.

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.