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Chemical Tanker Familiarisation Course (CTFC) [D. G. Approved]

Entry Criteria:     All Officers, Trainees & Ratings who have done FPFF & EFA

Course Duration:     5 Days



Course Description

This course provides training for all junior officers, ratings, cadets and any officer person assigned duties and responsibilities related to the cargo or cargo equipment on chemical tankers.

It comprises a familiarisation training programme covering general principles and characteristics of chemical tankers, basic knowledge of chemistry and physics related to their safe carriage in bulk, basic knowledge of cargo systems, basic knowledge of engineering systems for cargo, occupational health and safety, application of safe working practices on board ship, prevention of pollution of the marine environment due to cargo, knowledge of the hazards associated with chemical cargo operations, response to chemical tanker emergencies, and basic working knowledge of the relevant international conventions and IMO codes.

The course covers the requirement of section A-V/1-1-2 pertaining to the minimum standard of competence in chemical tankers familiarisation training of the STCW code adopted by the IMO convention on standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers 1978, as amended in 1995.

The familiarisation training for chemical tanker is a mandatory course for obtaining of a level - 1 Chemical Tanker Endorsement (DCE), which is a requirement under STCW Regulation V/1, for all seafarers wanting to serve on board chemical tankers.

Contents of the course

  • Chemical tanker terminology and regulations.
  • Physical and chemical properties of chemicals.
  • Hazards from liquid chemicals.
  • Ship types and arrangements.
  • Cargo equipment and systems.
  • Fire and pollution prevention.
  • Emergency procedures and first aid treatment.
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Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the course.

- 2 passport size photographs
- Copies of Passport, CDC, COC and INDOS No.
- Copies of EFA, FPFF certificate