The present IMO Model Course 1.37 is devoted to the use of the Chemical Cargo and Ballast Handling equipment. The arrangement of the material is more or less typical for all IMO Model Courses. The trainees, who have successfully completed all parts of this training, will be able to safely and effectively contribute to the control and operation of the shipboard ballast and cargo installations and eventually improve the safety of their vessel as well as the environment protection.
They will get familiarized with the equipment and controls commonly used on board chemical tankers. The due attention has been paid by the developers of the course to the importance of the proper pre-planning and use of the appropriate check sheets to be used during the cargo and ballasting operations.
Upon completion of the familiarization section, the trainees will proceed to the special procedures and operations including the evaluation of the atmosphere inside the relevant tanks, application of the nitrogen, gas freeing, cleaning and steaming. After that, they will go through the ballast operations, cargo operations, and finally the operational problems together with the associated remedial actions.
The present training course is specifically recommended to the ratings and officers who are intending to serve on the tankers carrying LNG, i.e. liquefied natural gases and are a part of the requirements imposed by the STCW Convention. The subject professionals are expected shall be in possession of the operational experience of working on board such vessels. Alternatively, they may complete the specialized training.
The content of this course is made of the series of carefully selected exercises that have been duly structured to cover the operational issues related to the shipboard ballast and cargo systems. It starts with the brief yet informative familiarization section where the types of simulation and containment systems are covered. The ballasting and de-ballasting operations are covered in the next section, followed by the one providing the overview of the operation sequences.
The fourth section is devoted to the pre-departure operations including the gas-freeing and tank stripping, while the closing section of the course addresses the procedures to be followed in the emergency cases, as well as the shutdown systems, operation of the emergency cargo valves etc.
The IMO model courses are traditionally released to provide required assistance to the maritime training entities with the organization and introduction of the training courses. They will also be useful for the teaching staff of these training institutions involved in updating, enhancing and supplementing the training material possessed with the intention to improve their effectiveness.
The content of the present model course fulfils all relevant STCW Code requirements. Nowadays, good understanding of English is important for those willing to meet specific objectives. The material of the course is arranged in two core sections addressing GME, i.e. general maritime English, and SME, standing for the specialized maritime English.
All English language related competencies stated in the STCW have been covered in this model course. The ultimate goal of the course is to develop the ability of the trainees to use the English language and improve their competence . Trainees who successfully complete the course will be prepared for developing the KUP, i.e. knowledge, understanding and proficiency required by the Code. The course will also give them excellent opportunity to practice the communicating for both general and maritime purposes at different levels.
The present IMO Model Course was developed to provide required training to the candidates in the fire prevention and fire fighting as per the STCW Code. The syllabus of this training course is covering all requirements of the Chapter VI Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Convention, particularly para 2 and Table A-VI/1-2.
The trainees who successfully complete the course will meet the standard of competence in accordance with the fire preventing and fighting related requirements and be competent when taking correct measures regarding personnel and ship safety; they will also get all required knowledge to be able to operate all fire appliances in proper manner.
All necessary fire prevention knowledge will be provided to the trainees. The main part of the course covers the concept of the fire triangle and its application to the fire and explosion, types of ignition, ignition sources, flammable materials that are normally found on board ships, fire hazards etc.
Then the trainees with get information about the organization of fire fighting on board ships, location of the appliances to be used, arrangement of the emergency escape routes, fire spread, measures taken to detect fire and smoke, classification of shipboard fires, selection of the appropriate fire fighting appliances, fixed fire fighting installations, breathing apparatus and their use for fighting fires and effecting rescues, literally everything they need to know.
This is the IMO Model Course No. 1.01 covering the basic training for the cargo operations conducted on board chemical and oil tankers. The course materials were prepared on the basis of the information developed and presented by Anglo-Eastern Maritime Centre. Trainees who have satisfactory completed this course will be considered fulfilling the mandatory requirements outlines in the STCW 1978 Convention, reg. V/1-1.
The course covers widely all topics related to the cargo equipment on the aforementioned types of vessels including all important safety aspects and fire safety measures together with the protection of the environment, established operational practice s and all legal obligations imposed by the relevant international regulations and other laws.
In addition to that, the content of the present course is covering various operational and support matters including but not limited to the shipboard risk assessment, shipboard within the frame of the ISM Code provisions and SMS procedures. Five parts of the course cover its framework and outline, detailed training syllabus, instructor's manual and evaluation. Four annexes provide additional materials, lessons plan etc.
The main purpose of the present IMO Model Course 1.02 is to provide the Masters and officers of oil tankers with the required training to enable them get better understanding of the shipboard cargo operations. The content will be equally useful to any other person on board assigned same responsibility for loading the oil cargo and its discharge as well as taking care of such cargo while in transit.
The cleaning of cargo tanks and other operations relates to cargo handling have also been paid serious attention. The volume addresses all important topics related to their duties on board including the safety matters - it is needless to say that the proper safety culture shall be established and maintained on board any ship at all times.
This includes monitoring of all shipboard cargo handling operations at all stages, checking and maintaining properties of the transported cargo, taking necessary preventive measures to avoid hazards, and of course application of the health and safety precautions.
Fire safety and pollution prevention measures are among the top important ones to consider. the trainees who have satisfactorily completed the course will be considered meeting the relevant training requirements as per the Reg. A-V/1.1/paragraph 2.2.
The main objective of the present training course is to provide the trainees with all required guidance to make sure they get duly qualified as per the STCW Code Sec. A-V/1-1 paragraph 3, taking into account the specific duties associated with the loading and discharging of the cargo as well as handling chemical cargoes during the transit. The course is made on the basis of the training program developed specifically for the crew members of the chemical carriers.
Due attention was paid to the safety on board chemical tankers, measures to be effected for the prevention of fires and pollution to the environment; the course also addresses the established safe practices for operation together with the all applicable regulations and rules. The competence requirements dictated by the STCW Code 1-1-3 have been covered.
The content of the program deals with the familiarization with the normally used equipment and controls you will find on the chemical tankers, proper planning techniques and use of the relevant check sheets, safe procedures, acquisition of the due experience to identify the problems and solve them, assistance with and coordination of the appropriate response measures in case of the emergency etc.
This is the official IMO Model Course No. 1.04 dealing with the basic training for the cargo operations carried out on board modern liquefied gas tankers. As this is the case with all other model courses, it is prepared in accordance with the STCW convention to meet the requirements of the A-V/1-2-1. First of all, the trainees will be given general information on the liquid gas tankers, their construction and general arrangement.
Then, they will proceed to the cargo operations, covering the onboard piping systems and associated valves, equipment used for the cargo handling, loading and unloading of the cargo as well as care during the transit, ESD, cleaning and purging of the cargo tanks etc. Since a good knowledge of the properties of the gases in definitely required for their safe handling, there is a separate chapter in the course addressing their characteristics and physical properties together with the temperature, pressure, generation of the electrostatic charge and chemical symbols.
Note that all above is only one of the parts included in this course. The publication will be extremely useful for all crew members of the tankers and particularly those directly involved in planning and performing the shipboard cargo operations.