Cargo Handling


This is another part of the video presentation series provided by Videotel. The authors of this one will provide the trainees with all required information about tank cleaning. The video consists of the animations demonstrating the process of tank cleaning and accompanies with the detailed and easy-to-follow explanations.

As the title implies, the video deals with the cleaning and gas-freeing of cargo tanks and voids. We recommend to watch it very carefully to have better understanding and knowledge of how the tank cleaning and gas-freeing is done on tanker vessels, and subject knowledge will play its role when you work on the tankers.

In addition, we advise you to check another part of the series, that one is devoted to the pumping cargo and covers virtually all aspects of the process. Of course, it is better to have a close look in both videos since tank cleaning and pump cargo are critically important operations that shall be carried out is a safe manner which, in turn, requires perfect understanding of the process.

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The present video training presentation belongs to the popular and recognized series addressing with cargo operations commonly taking place on board oil tankers. this particular film is dealing with the basics of pumping cargo. The vessel has reached port and is ready to discharge her crude oil cargo.

In order to discharge it, the crew has three centrifugal cargo pumps installed in the pump room, namely in the bottom part. The pump room itself is situated somewhere between the cargo tanks of the vessel and the engine room. So, let's take the closer look at the pump room arrangements to understand how the pumps will be run.

A very good instructional video to be used as a supplementary training source for the students and even crew members who are new to tankers - the content is easily understandable. We would also recommend you to check another part of this training series that is devoted to the tank cleaning, it is also available at Libramar, noting that this process is also of high importance.

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One more short yet interesting and useful animation about shipboard machinery - this one is demonstrating the whole process of the tank cleaning on oil tankers. All you have to do is just spend some minutes watching this small training animation and you will get duly familiarized with the tank cleaning process on a big oil tankers utilizing the smaller vessel and pumping arrangements.

Such animations can be used as the supplementary visual material for training crew members, students and future professionals of the industry. It does not actually require any specific technical knowledge of the process so will be excellent for introductory purposes, i.e. to be used for training people having little to no idea about tank cleaning activities.

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As it is clearly understood from the title of the present training video film, it is intended to address the handling of the vegetable oils transported by sea. The main topics of the film are maintaining the quality of the cargo, preparation to load, actual loading, carriage and discharge of vegetable oils, personal hazards involved in the process, and tank cleaning.

The target audience of this training program would mainly include deck officers while a key objective of the film was to emphasize the whole importance of strictly following the cargo requirements and operating procedures. It should be clearly understood that vegetable oils are very challenging type of cargoes needing careful handling not deteriorating their quality and not increasing their FFA (standing for the free fatty acid) content. Definitely, carefully prepared and well detailed cargo plan is an essential way to avoid the difficulties usually faced when dealing with vegetable oils...

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The seafarers of today are commonly quite well aware of the serious risks that are associated with loading/unloading of various bulk cargoes. It should be noted, however, that sometimes the cargo itself can present a serious hazard. For example, the liquefaction of some cargoes may lead to the loss of stability and even capsizing of the vessel, while transportation of some other cargoes may be under the risks of the chemical reactions resulting in the explosion.

It is extremely difficult to deal with the real hazard, that is why it is always better to try to prevent it rather than cure. The IMSBC Code was released to provide necessary guidance to all people directly engaged in transportation of the bulk cargoes by sea. The list of the cargoes covered in the document includes about 150 names, and the Code addresses literally all important aspects of transportation - it will show how to properly assess the acceptability of the cargo, how to handle it, carry it on board the vessel and discharge at the destination point. The intention of the film is to provide the general introduction to the content of the Code and supplement it through presenting a logical process of the actions applicable to the transportation of these cargoes.

The target audience would include the crew members of the vessels transporting solid bulk cargoes, port authorities, marine surveyors, shore personnel and other parties involved. This video training film shall be supplementing the training booklet providing the text information on same topic.

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