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

Entry Criteria:     Minimum 2nd Mates FG COC / NCV / Mate COC, and TASCO

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/1-1-2 of the STCW Convention and Code as amended in 2010 and is in compliance with IMO Model Course 2.06.

The simulator is based on a real Aframax size double skin oil tanker, with segregated ballast system, slop tanks arrangements, COW & Inert gas system. The vessel can load 3 grades of cargo with double valve segregation. Tank atmosphere data can be monitored continuously. It has both on-line & off-line stress calculation.

Real-time training is provided with Chief Officer monitoring & controlling cargo operations in a Cargo Control Room (CCR) & duty officer conducting operations on the deck panel.

Course Objective

  • Familiarization with cargo operational equipment, instrumentation and controls.
  • Awareness of hazards of oil cargo and use of checklists in various cargo handling operations. Greater awareness of the need for proper planning of cargoes.
  • Planning of cargo loading & discharging operations on loadicator.
  • Line up for Loading, Discharging, COW, Ballasting, Inerting & Gas freeing.
  • Monitor loading, stability, care during the voyage and unloading of oil cargoes.
  • Identify operational problems and gain experience in solving them.
  • Improve decision-making ability to promote safety and protect the environment.
  • Understand all operations of an oil tanker for a Drydock to Drydock cycle. 
 Course Fees: INR 16,000/-


Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the classroom course.

  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Copies of Passport, CDC, INDOS No.
  • Copy of COC Min II-Mates/NCV
  • Copies of TASCO, MFA and AFF Certificate

  • For webinar course
    • Softcopy of passport size photo and above documents