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Advanced Training For Gas Tanker Cargo Operations (GASCO) [D. G. Approved]

Entry Criteria:     
  • Officers holding any CoC.
  • Holds a CoP for Basic training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations

  • 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 gas cargoes.

    It comprises a specialized training programme appropriate to their duties, including gas 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, Table A-V/1-2-2 of the STCW Code adopted by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended in 2010.

    Contents of the course

    • Physical and Chemical Properties 
    • Hazards of Gas Cargoes 
    • Occupational Health and Safety Precautions 
    • Cargo containment systems 
    • Cargo handling systems 
    • Cargo Operations and monitoring 
    • Cargo calculation 
    • MARPOL and Pollution prevention 
    • Emergency response
    In addition to the above contents of the course the participant will carry out exercises for cargo operations on a full mission Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator, as below:-
    • Controlling and monitoring of Inerting, Gassing up and Cooldown of cargo tanks.
    • Controlling and monitoring of loading, unloading and cooling operation of LPG Cargoes.
    • Principles and operation of Reliquefaction plant. 


    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, COC, INDOS
  • Copies of MFA and AFF Certificate