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The transportation of chemical cargoes by sea commenced together with the rapid progress in the chemical industry after the World War Two. initially, chemicals were transported in drums or bottles on dry cargo vessels; in case of larger quantities such cargo was transported in bulk in deep tanks. With the increase in the demand for chemicals, it was evident that there was a need for a completely new type of seagoing vessel. The first chemical ships were the old American oil tankers (T-2, war-built). The conversion scope included adding some bulkheads in order to provide more tanks extending the ship's line systems, and adding some more cargo pumps. This course is the part of the CBT by Seagull AS. It is developed to cover all requirements for levels 1 and 2 training as required by Chapter 5 Reg. V/1 & Sec. A-V/1 Regs. 15-21 of the STCW Convention. The booklet starts with the introduction, followed by course description and main text. The chapters of the book address such the important aspects of chemical cargo transportation as chemistry and physics of cargo, associated hazards, applicable rules and regulations, vessel design and cargo containment, cargo handling systems, ship safety and marine pollution prevention issues, ballast operation, tank cleaning operations, ship/shore interface, cargo compatibility chart, and other information...