Course Schedules

This one-week course is a USCG approved Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids Familiarization course that satisfies USCG training requirements for original endorsement as Tankerman Engineer as well as the requirements of Section A-V/1-1 and Table A-V/1-1 of the STCW Code, as amended, for the Minimum Standard of Competence in Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations.  The course further satisfies the training requirements for renewal of a Tankerman Engineer endorsement.

Note: Service requirements for original endorsement as Tankerman Engineer are not satisfied by this course.  All MEBA officers must have taken this, or an equivalent USCG approved tank familiarization course, to be eligible for service aboard tankers carrying dangerous liquids (oils and chemicals).  This course is not valid for service on tankers carrying Liquid Gases (LNG and LPG).

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Basic Oil & Chemical Tanker Operations (MEBAMD-757) course within 5 years of application will satisfy:

  • The course requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for original issuance OR 13.120(b)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-Assistant (DL); AND
  • The standards of competence required by 46 CFR 13.609(a)(2) for an STCW endorsement for Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations; AND
  • The course requirements of 46 CFR 13.120(d)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-Engineer (DL); AND
  • The standards of competence required by 46 CFR 13.609(d)(2); Code Section A-V/1, Table A-V/1-1-1, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 22-14 Ch-1 for Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations.

A course certificate may be used for one application which results in the issuance of an endorsement and may not be used for any application transactions thereafter.

The Automatic Radar Plotting Aid course provides instruction to the mariner in the operation of electronic radar plotting aids. By using an internal computer, the course speed and other pertinent traffic information is displayed to the user for rapid and accurate decision making. The ARPA technology has been in use for decades, but the capabilities have improved and evolved. The modern ARPA is now integrated with other navigation systems and provides the mariner with a constant source of up-to-date information.

 

Course Capacity: 6 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who successfully completed our Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) (MEBAMD-37) course will satisfy the ARPA training requirements of the following:

  • 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.307(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiv);
  • 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.313(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.315(a)(3)(v);
  • 46 CFR 11.317(a)(3)(vii); 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(viii); and 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(vii).

The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14 Guidelines on Qualifications for STCW Endorsements of Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More: Tasks 3.5.A, 3.6.A, 3.6.B, 3.6.C, 3.6.D, 3.6.E, 3.6.F, 3.6.G, 3.6.H, 3.6.I, 3.6.J, 3.6.K, 3.6.L, 3.6.M. Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

This one-week course fulfills the ship stability competency requirements for STCW Cargo Handling and Stowage at the Management Level. Subjects covered are the effect of trim and stability of cargoes and cargo operations. Also included are use of stability and trim diagrams, stress calculating equipment and programs, and the procedures for loading cargoes and ballast to maintain safe hull stress limits.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed our Advanced Stability (MEBAMD-25) course will satisfy the Advanced Stability training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(ii) and 11.307(a)(3)(ii) for STCW endorsements as Chief Mate or Master on vessels of 3,000 GT or more and 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(ii) and 11.313(a)(3)(ii) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of more than 500 GT and less than 3,000 GT; AND,

The specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 10-14 (Ch-2) and NVIC 11-14 (CH-1):

  • 11.2
  • 11.3
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3

Advanced Watchkeeping arrangements and procedures is a one-week course designed to provide the student with knowledge and understanding of the International and Inland Rules of the Road, fundamental principles of organizing and managing a navigation bridge team and critical thinking for decision making. Topics covered are 1972 COLREGS, as amended; determining risk of collision; proper maneuvering in traffic separation schemes; identification of lights and day shapes; master/pilot interface and bridge team management. This course fulfills the STCW requirements for Watchkeeping at the Management Level.

 

Course Capacity: 6 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

Students will be instructed through classroom lectures and simulator based labs on different types of shiphandling. Among the scenarios will be experience, with a variety of vessel types: tanker, containership, freighter, or LNG. Underway scenarios will include maneuvering in congested waters with high-density traffic, maneuvering under pilotage, docking/undocking, and shiphandling in heavy weather. Emergency situations like loss of ship's power and loss of steering will also be addressed. The variations of ship behavior under differing conditions will be examined, such as maneuvering in shallow water and in narrow channels. Familiarization with external resources such as operating with tug assistance will be addressed. The class will consist of brief classroom lectures followed up with simulation exercises and scenarios. After the simulator labs the students will be debriefed and discuss lessons learned and review the exercises.

 

Course Capacity: 6 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Advanced Shiphandling (MEBAMD-22) course will satisfy:

  • Advanced Shiphandling training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(i) and 11.307(a)(3)(i) for STCW endorsements as Chief Mate or Master on vessels of 3,000 GT or more; AND,
  • The specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 10-14 (Ch-1) (Tasks 4.1, 5.2.A, 8.1 through 8.4, 8.6.A, 8.7.A, 9.1.A, 9.2.A, 9.3.A, 9.4.A, 9.5.A, 9.6.A, 9.6.B, 9.7.A, 9.8.A, 9.9.A, 9.9.B, 9.11, 9.12, 9.13, 9.14, 9.15, 9.16.A, 9.16.B, 9.17.A, 10.1.A, 10.1.B, 10.1.C, 10.1.D, 16.4.A, 16.4.B, and 16.5.A). Applicants are not required to present the completed record of assessment sheets when applying for the STCW endorsement.