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LJMU Maritime Centre

Find a tanker course to suit you

Liverpool John Moores University’s Maritime Centre aims to provide the best possible maritime education and training for all sectors of the maritime industry.

Short overviews of the tanker training courses can be found below. Find out more about the courses and book online.

Tanker courses at LJMU Maritime Centre:

Training in Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations

Duration: Two days

Prerequisites: 

  1. MCA-approved MNTB Tanker Fire Fighting training
  2. Current ENG1 medical certificate or MCA-accepted equivalent
  3. 3 months’ approved seagoing service on oil and/or chemical tankers; and be assessed as meeting the learning objectives of the MNTB basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations by a training centre approved by the MCA to deliver that programme
  4. Hold the four Basic Safety Training certificates (PST, PSSR, FP&FF, EFA)

Accreditation/Approvals: MCA under STCW Code V/1-1 Para 1

Overviews: This course is designed to provide specialised technical knowledge to students so that they can serve on a tanker and be assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment.

Registration for this course is not yet open. Check back soon for updates.

Training in Basic Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations (STCW V/1-1 Para 1)

Duration: Two days

Prerequisites: 

  1. MCA-approved MNTB Tanker Fire Fighting training
  2. Current ENG1 medical certificate or MCA-accepted equivalent
  3. 3 months’ approved seagoing service on liquefied gas tankers; and be assessed as meeting the learning objectives of the MNTB basic training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations by a training centre approved by the MCA to deliver that programme; or
  4. Hold the four Basic Safety Training certificates (PST, PSSR, FP&FF, EFA)

Accreditation/Approvals: MCA under STCW Code V/1-1 Para 1

Overviews: This course is a pre-requisite for seafarers seeking employment on gas tankers. Development in alignment with the MNTB standard, the course covers knowledge for:

  • Safe cargo operation of a liquefied gas tanker
  • Precautions to prevent hazards
  • Occupational health and safety precautions and measures
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Pollution prevention of the environment from the release of liquefied gas

Candidates wishing obtain Dangerous Cargo Endorsement must also have attended Tanker Fire Fighting course prior to attending this course.

Registration for this course is not yet open. Check back soon for updates.

Training in Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo Operations (STCW V/1-1 Para 3)

Duration: Four and a half days

Prerequisites: 

  1. Have met the requirements for certification in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations;
  2. While holding a basic tanker endorsement or CoP for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations, complete either:
  •  At least 3 months’ approved seagoing service on oil tankers; or 
  •  At least 1 month of MCA-approved shipboard training on oil tankers, in a supernumerary capacity, which includes at least 3 loading and 3 unloading operations and complete the MCA/MNTB shipboard training for tanker endorsements (Oil Tankers) and submit your original completed MCA-approved training record book

Accreditation/Approvals: MCA under STCW Code V/1-1 Para 3

Overviews: Whilst primarily this course is designed for ship’s officers, shore based personnel such as those involved in liquid cargo handling on oil terminals will also benefit from attending this course. However, the STCW certificate will only be issued to those candidates who meet the pre-requisite for issuance of this certificate. Others will be issued with a letter of course attendance.

Registration for this course is not yet open. Check back soon for updates.

Training in Advanced Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations

Duration: Four and a half days

Prerequisites: 

  1. Have met the requirements for certification in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations;
  2. While holding a basic tanker endorsement or CoP for basic oil and chemical tanker cargo operations, complete either:
  • At least 3 months’ approved seagoing service on chemical tankers; or
  • At least 1 month of MCA-approved shipboard training on chemical tankers, in a supernumerary capacity, which includes at least 3 loading and 3 unloading operations and complete either;
  1. the MCA/MNTB shipboard training for tanker endorsements (Chemical Tankers) and 
  2. If serving on vessels carrying only vegetable oils MCA/MNTB shipboard training for tanker endorsements (Vegetable Oil Tankers) submit your original completed MCA-approved training record book;

Accreditation/Approvals: MCA under STCW Code V/1-1 para 5

Overviews: Whilst primarily this course is designed for ship’s officers, shore based personnel such as those involved in liquid cargo handling on oil terminals will also benefit from attending this course. However, the STCW certificate will only be issued to those candidates who meet the pre-requisite for issuance of this certificate. Others will be issued with a letter of course attendance.

Registration for this course is not yet open. Check back soon for updates.

Training in Advanced Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations

Duration: Four and a half days

Prerequisites: 

  1. Have met the requirements for certification in basic training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations;
  2. While holding a basic tanker endorsement or CoP for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations, complete either:
  • At least 3 months’ approved seagoing service on liquefied gas tankers; or
  • At least 1 month of MCA-approved shipboard training on liquefied gas tanker, in a supernumerary capacity, which includes at least 3 loading and 3 unloading operations and complete either:
  1. MCA/MNTB shipboard training for tanker endorsements (Liquefied Gas Tankers or Liquefied Natural Gas); or
  2. MCA/MNTB shipboard training for tanker endorsements (Liquefied Gas Tankers or Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and submit your original completed MCA-approved training record book

Accreditation/Approvals: MCA under STCW Code V/1-2 Para 3

Overviews: Whilst primarily this course is designed for ship’s officers, shore based personnel such as those involved in liquid cargo handling on oil terminals will also benefit from attending this course. However, the STCW certificate will only be issued to those candidates who meet the pre-requisite for issuance of this certificate. Others will be issued with a letter of course attendance.

Registration for this course is not yet open. Check back soon for updates.