Overview top

This course is delivered using Videotel computer based self-study with comprehensive on screen instructions and assessments. It is estimated that you will require 20 hours to complete the study.

This includes the time needed to follow the program on the computer plus the additional reading, research and the time needed to complete the computer based assessments and written projects.

The candidate will have gained sufficient knowledge of the practical application of the basic principles of Gas tanker operations.


  • Module 1 - Introduction
  • Module 2 - The Physics and Chemistry of Oil and Chemical Cargoes
  • Module 3 - Hazards and Their Management
  • Module 4 - Ship Design and Equipment
  • Module 5 - Oil and Chemical Tanker Operations
  • Module 6 - Inert Gas Systems
  • Module 7 - Safety and Pollution Prevention
  • Module 8 - Emergency Procedures

This course satisfies the requirements laid out in the MNTB TANKER TRAINING COURSES CRITERIA – 1st Edition Published April 2015.

The course meets the regulatory requirements of Tables A-V/1-1, basic training for masters, officers and ratings in oil and chemical tanker cargo operations, of the Annex to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978.

Entry Requirements top

Candidates must hold a firefighting certificate addressing the tanker firefighting competencies specified in STCW A-V/1-2-1.

For an MCA endorsed course certificate, candidates must hold an MCA approved tanker firefighting certificate.

Assessment top

A portfolio of written assessments, completed at the end of each module, will be submitted to Videotel by the candidate on completion of the course. Successful completion will lead to the issue of an MCA approved certificate by Videotel. On successful completion of the course, the candidate will have the technical knowledge required to serve on a Petroleum or Chemical tanker.

Dates & Fees

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