Tankerman Dangerous Liquids Person In Charge - Course # 170
(Also called a Cargo Course by USCG, do not confuse with Cargo handling course required for Mates and Masters.)
This 5 day course covers loading,discharging and carriage of dangerous liquids. This course will satisfy Tanker Familiarization, Tankerman Assistant, Tankerman Engineer, and Tankerman Person In Charge of Dangerous Liquids (DL). The endorsement on a Merchant Mariners Document will require meeting the sea time and appropriate product transfers as listed in 46 CFR and described in the qualification section of this manual. This course satisfies STCW A-V/1, paragraphs 1-21 for Dangerous Liquids including Petroleum and Chemical Transport.
Prerequisites for USCG Endorsement as Person In Charge:
(can be completed after class)
Completion of USCG Approved Fire fighting Course
Letter stating transfers you’ve participated in (number of, nature of & capacity)
Generally at least 10 transfers of which 5 loadings, 5 discharges with at least 2 commencements and completions of each 90 days of sea time on a tank vessel during the last 5 years
Note: If you do not have any tank vessel sea service you may complete this course and the basic fire fighting course and obtain the endorsement as TANKERMAN ASSISTANT. Then once you have gained the experience and the transfers, you can upgrade without further training or testing.
Regulations pertaining to Tanker Operations
Cargo Capacity and Basic Trim and Stability Calculations
DL Cargo Classifications
Hazards of DL cargoes
Tank Vessel Structure and Design
Vapor Control and Gas Freeing Systems
Tank Cleaning Systems
Loading and Discharging Operations
Training and Drills
This course will also satisfy the Cargo Training requirement for the renewal of a Tankerman Endorsement.