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Advanced Training For Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations (CHEMCO) [D. G. Approved]

Entry Criteria:     Officers holding any CoC, CoC as 2m(FG), MEO Class IV/NWKO, AFFC, 3m seagoing service on Chemical tankers and Level-1 DCE (Chemical) endorsement or CTFC Course Certificate

Course Duration:     10 Days

Course Description

This course provides training for masters, chief engineers, chief officers, 2nd engineers and any person with immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of chemical cargoes.

It comprises a specialized training programme appropriate to their duties, including chemical tanker safety, fire safety measures and systems, pollution prevention, operational practice and obligations under applicable laws and regulations.

The course takes full account of Section A-V/1 of the STCW Code adopted by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended.

Contents of the course

  • Chemistry and physics
  • Hazards of Chemical Cargoes
  • Regulations and codes of practice
  • Cargo containment
  • Cargo handling systems & general principles of cargo operations
  • Cargo calculation
  • Fire fighting and pollution prevention
  • Emergency procedures

A specialized chemical tanker training programme (CHEMCO) is a mandatory course for obtaining level - 2 Chemical Tanker Endorsement (DCE), which is a requirement under STCW chapter V/1 for all officers wanting to serve onboard chemical tankers in the management level, in addition, such personnel must have completed the Tanker Familiarization course and have experience appropriate to their duties on chemical tankers with immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo. 

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 number
  • Certificate copy of CTFC / OCTFC or Seatime letter from company showing minimum 3 months service on Chemical Tanker
  • Copy of COP Oil / Chemical Level 1
  • Copy of COC (if any)