This course provides training for officers and ratings who are assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo and cargo equipment on oil and chemical tankers. It comprises a familiarisation training programme tailored to their duties and responsibilities, including basic training for oil and chemical tanker safety, fire safety measures, characteristics of tanker cargoes and their associated hazards, pollution prevention, emergency operations, as well as cargo equipment and operations and obligations under applicable law and regulations.
The course is conducted in spacious classrooms with modern teaching aids to facilitate comfortable learning and is supplemented by practical exercises in a mock facility for fire-fighting and rescue operation demonstration.
Upon course completion, a trainee will be eligible to carry out assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on oil and chemical tankers and will:
The ECDIS support cell is a dedicated team within FMTI that provides technical assistance to our bridge teams who may have issues related to ECDIS, ENCs or similar navigational processes. It also provides guidance to crew for PSC and vetting inspections and oversees the 'management of change' for dual ECDIS vessels or during new ECDIS installation onboard.
To teams onshore, it provides support in drafting policies, analysis of vetting findings and incident investigation.
From time to time, the ECDIS support cell provides insights to key policymakers and industry stakeholders from UKHO, IHO and INTERTANKO to ECDIS manufacturers and ENC suppliers.
In parallel, the team provides bespoke training to class surveyors and auditors and has been a recipient of the Navigational Safety Award at the First World ECDIS Day.