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LPG Cargo And Ballast Handling Simulator (LCHS) [D.G. Approved]

Entry Criteria:     Deck Officers Holding 2M (FG) CoC, GASCO & 12 mths on Tankers

Course Duration:     5 Days

Course Description

The course is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping and meets the requirements laid down in Regulation I/12, Sections A-I/12, B-I/12 and Table A-V/1-2-2 of the STCW Convention and Code as amended in 2010 and is in compliance with IMO Model Course 1.35.

The simulator is based on a real fully refrigerated 78000 m3 Gas carrier fitted with Relique faction Plant. Ship can load two separate grades of Cargo Pumps, Boster Pump, Relater, Fixed gas detector, IG plant & Emergency shutdown system. Real time training is provided with Chief officer monitoring & controlling cargo operations in CCR & duty officer conducting operations on deck.

Course Objective

  • Familiarization with all cargo equipment & Instrumentation,
  • Awareness of hazards of LPG Cargo and Use of checklists in various cargo operations,
  • Planning of cargo loading & discharging operations with the use of booster pump & cargo reheater when required,
  • Line up for Loading, Discharging, Cooling, Ballasting, Inerting, Heating & Gas Freeing,
  • Understand the operation of Reliquefaction plant, analyze the displayed inf ormation to deduce fault,
  • Monitor loading, stability, care during the voyage and unloading of LPG cargo,
  • Understand all operations of an Gas tanker in a Drydock to Drydock cycle & change of grade operations,
  • Identify opeational problems and gain experience in solving them. 
Course Fees: INR 20,000/-


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, INDOS No.
  • Copies of GASCO and DCE Endorsement Certificate