204 Cargo Handling and Stowage (Operational Level) (MARTPT-100) - $ 999.00

Course Description

Cargo Handling & Stowage (Operational Level)  - Course #204

Any applicant who successfully completes our 

Cargo Handling & Stowage (Operational Level) (MARTPT-100) course will satisfy the Cargo Handling and Stowage requirements of Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended, and the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(x) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500GT or more. The following assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14 (Ch-1) Tasks: 10.1, 10.2, 10.3.A, 11.1, 11.2, 11.4.A, 11.5, 11.6, and 11.7; AND the requirements of Table A-II/3 of the STCW Code, as amended, the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.317 for endorsement as a Master on vessels of less than 500GT limited to near coastal waters,  and 46 CFR 11.321 for OICNW on vessels less than 500Gt limited to near coastal waters. The specific tasks from NVIC 13-14: 6.1.A, 6.1.B, 7.1.A, and 7.2.A.
Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

 Subjects Covered:

Cargo handling, stowage and securing

  • Effect of cargo, including heavy lifts, on the seaworthiness and stability of the ship
  • Safe handling, stowage and securing of cargoes, including dangerous, hazardous and harmful cargoes, and their effect on the safety of life and of the ship
  • Establish and maintain effective communications during loading and unloading


Inspect and report defects and damage to cargo spaces, hatch covers, and ballast tanks

  • Where to look for damage and defects most commonly encountered due to:
    • loading and unloading operations
    • corrosion
    • severe weather conditions
    • Parts of the ship shall be inspected each time in order to cover all parts within a given period of time
    • Elements of the ship structure which are critical to the safety of the ship.
    • Causes of corrosion in cargo spaces and ballast tanks and how corrosion can be identified and prevented
    • Procedures on how the inspections shall be carried out
    • How to ensure reliable detection of defects and damages
    • The purpose of the “enhanced survey program”


Required Materials

The following texts will be lent to students: William D. George, Stability and Trim for the Ship’s Officer, 3rd ed., Cornell Maritime Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-87033-564-8 Robert J. Meurn, Marine Cargo Operations, 4th ed., Cornell Maritime Press, 2011, ISBN 978-0-87033-623-2 Merchant Marine Deck Examination Reference Book, Stability Data Reference Book, U.S. Coast Guard, 1989 Students may purchase and bring their own copies of these text books to class if they want to make notes in the texts and keep them.

Upcoming Scheduled Classes

Class Number Start Date Finish Date
011370 26 Mar 2018 30 Mar 2018
011371 25 Jun 2018 29 Jun 2018
012157 20 Aug 2018 24 Aug 2018
012645 29 Oct 2018 02 Nov 2018

Contact Information

1915 South Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Local +1-954-525-1014
Fax +1-954-764-0431
Toll Free 1-888-839-5025
E-mail info@mptusa.com