Tanker Endorsement of Certificate of Competency
Dangerous Cargo Endorsement –
Types of endorsement
Officer or rating assigned specific duties or responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on tankers must complete basic training for tanker operations before taking up such duties. The training must be in accordance with STCW Convention Regulations V/1-1 and V/1-2.
Master, Chief Engineer, Chief Mate, Second Engineer or any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo-related operations on tankers, must complete advanced training for tanker operations in accordance with STCW Convention Regulations V/1-1 and V/1-2 before taking up such duties. Those with “immediate responsibility” include all deck officers and other seafarers who could be placed in charge of a cargo operation (e.g. deck/cargo engineer, pumpman, and bosun). Engineer Officer of the Watch serving on tankers, are required to have a Certificate of Competency (CoC) endorsed for basic tanker training specific to the type of tanker on which you are serving.
Two levels of training for tanker cargo operation are the basic’ and ‘advanced’.
(a). The basic level is divided into two training programmes;
- Oil and Chemical’,
- ‘Liquefied Gas’.
(b). The advanced level is divided into 3 separate programmes;
- Liquefied Gas.
A. BASIC tanker endorsement
For issuance of CoC endorsement or be issued with a CoP for basic training for oil and chemical tanker or Liquified Gas tanker cargo operations, applicant must:
(a) Complete Tanker Fire Fighting training from approved MTIs;
(b) Hold valid seafarers medical certificate;
(c) Complete either:
- three (3) months approved seagoing service on oil and/or chemical tankers; and be assessed as meeting the learning objectives of basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations or Liquified Gas Tanker;
- basic training programme for oil and chemical or Liquified Gas tanker cargo operations;
(d) Hold the four basic training certificates of proficiency from approved MTIs:
- Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code A-VI/1-1);
- Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Code A-VI/1-2);
- Elementary First Aid (STCW Code A-VI/1-3);
- Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW Code A-VI/1-4).
B. ADVANCED tanker endorsement
For issuance of CoC endorsement or to be issued with a CoP for advanced training for Oil chemical or liquefied gas tanker cargo operations, applicant must:
(a) Have met the requirements for certification in basic training for Oil chemical or liquefied gas tanker cargo operations;
(b) While holding a CoC endorsement or CoP for basic for Oil chemical or liquefied gas tanker cargo operations, complete either:
- At least 3 months’ approved seagoing service on the type of tanker the endorsement is sought on;
- At least 1 month approved shipboard training on the type of tanker endorsement is sought in a supernumerary capacity, which includes at least 3 loading and 3 unloading operations, and complete either:
- Shipboard training for tanker endorsements (on the type of tanker endorsement is sought); or
- Shipboard training for tanker endorsements (on the type of tanker endorsement is sought) and submit your original completed training record book;
(c) Hold a valid medical fitness certificate;
(d) Successfully complete an advanced training programme for OIL Chemical or liquefied gas tanker cargo operations.
Note: NIMASA endorses only tanker courses from approved MTIs
- Submission of Application for Endorsement
Application with necessary supporting documentation should be sent to the Director, Maritime Safety and Seafarers Standard Department. (MSSSD), Nigeria Maritime Resource Development Centre (NMRDC), Kirikiri, Apapa. Lagos. Nigeria.