Issue of Certificate (Endorsement) for Service on Tankers

NT/ ENG Circular No. 2

NO: 8-NT(3)/97                                                                                                            Dated Sep 1, 2005

 

Sub: Issue of Certificate (Endorsement) for Service on Tankers

This circular supersedes the Guidelines for the issue of Certificate (Endorsement) for service on tankers as issued on 17th August 2000.

The formats of Service Certificate, Application form, and Certificate (Endorsement) for service on tankers remain unchanged and are attached as Annex 1, 2(page1) (page2), and 3 respectively.

This circular shall be effective from 5th September 2005.

  1. Ratings and other personnel assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on tankers (STCW 95 Reg. V/1 Para. 1) may be granted a tanker endorsement at Level 1 for service on oil, chemical or liquefied gas tanker, as appropriate, on completion of the following:

    Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting course (STCW Code A-VI/1-2)

    Approved tanker familiarization course (Oil/Chemical/Liquefied Gas Tanker)

    OR

    3 months supervised service (Oil/Chemical/Liquefied Gas Tanker)

  2. Officers and other personnel assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on tankers (STCW 95 Reg. V/1 Para. 1) may be granted a tanker endorsement at Level 1 for service on oil, chemical or liquefied gas tanker, as appropriate, on completion of the following:

    Appropriate Certificate of Competency

    Advanced Fire Fighting Course (STCW Code A-VI/3)

    Approved tanker familiarization course (Oil/Chemical/Liquefied Gas Tanker) and for deck officers on oil tankers only: Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator Course (2- days)

    OR

    3 months supervised service (Oil/Chemical/Liquefied Gas Tanker)

  3. Masters, Chief Engineer Officers, Chief Mates, Second Engineer Officers and any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo on tankers (STCW 95 Reg. V/1 Para. 2) may be granted a tanker endorsement at Level 2 for service on oil, chemical or liquefied gas tanker, as appropriate, on completion of the following:

    Certificate of Competency at Operational or Management Level

    Advanced Fire Fighting course (STCW Code A-VI/3)

    Specialized training programme on Oil/Chemical/Liquefied Gas Tanker operations

    3 months experience at Operational Level OR 6 months experience as an Officer trainee

    on the type of Tanker

    For Deck Officers on Oil Tankers only, Advanced Liquid Cargo handling simulator course

    (5 days)

  4. The endorsement for service on oil, chemical or liquefied gas tanker may be revalidated on completion of the following:

    3 months experience on the type of Tanker during last 5 years,

    OR

    Undertake appropriate Familiarization course as above for Level 1 endorsement

    Appropriate Specialized training programme as above and Advanced Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator (5 days for Deck Officers on Oil Tankers only) for Level 2.

  5. Multiple Endorsements: A person in possession of Level 2 endorsement for one type of tanker may be given Level 2 endorsement for another type of tanker, subject to fulfilling the conditions as follows:

    A person in possession of Level 2 endorsement for oil tankers will be eligible to obtain an endorsement at Level 2 for chemical tankers on completion of the Specialized training programme for chemical tankers and one month experience at operational level on chemical tanker. However, an endorsement at Level 2 for chemical tankers limited to category C, D and other liquid substances may be granted on completion of the Specialized training programme for chemical tankers to persons in possession of Level 2 endorsement for oil tankers.

    A person in possession of Level 2 endorsement for chemical tankers will be eligible to obtain an endorsement at Level 2 for oil tankers on completion of the Specialized training programme for oil tankers, Advanced liquid cargo handling simulator course of 5 days duration (For deck officers only) and one month experience at operational level on oil tankers.

This issues with the approval of Chief Examiner of Engineers & Master and Mates.

 

Sd/-

(Capt. J.S. Uppal)

Dy. Nautical Adviser to the Govt. of India(I/C)

-cum-sr.Dy. Director General(T)

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