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Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids (TPIC)

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MITAGS Study Guide,33 CFR Parts 125-199, Oil Record Book


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This course (MITPMI-501) prepares trainees for duties as the Person-In-Charge of Tanker and / or Barge Operations, including loading and discharging procedures, tank preparation, pollution prevention and hazard control. This course also satisfies the Tankerman Assistant requirements for those that do not have the required Loads and Discharges. Once you receive the required Loads and Discharges, you will automatically be upgraded to Tankerman Person in Charge.

Pre-requisites- This course is intended for those possessing a valid MMD, USCG License or Endorsement as a Tankerman under previous regulations, but is open to all appropriate industry personnel

What You Will Learn

  • Regulations Pertaining to Tanker Operations
  • Cargo Capacity and Basic Trim and Stability Calculations
  • DL Cargo classifications
  • Hazards of DL cargoes
  • Safety Precautions
  • Tank Vessel Structure and Design
  • Vapor Control and Gas Freeing systems
  • Tank Cleaning Systems
  • Loading and Discharging Operations
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Spill Response
  • Training and Drills

Applicants who successfully complete this course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 13.209, 13.309, 13.409 or 13.509 for a tankerman endorsement; AND the tanker familiarization, oil tanker and chemical tanker training requirements of paragraphs 1-21 of Section A-V/1 of the STCW Code. Additionally, the course satisfies the training requirements of 46 CFR 10.227(d)(8)(i)(C) for renewal of a merchant mariner credential endoresed as Tankerman PIC Dangerous Liquids.

What You Should Bring

  • If you have proof of loads and discharges please have them available.

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MITAGS - Linthicum Heights, MD


PMI - Seattle, WA


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I am the DPA for my company, and along with two of my colleagues, attended MITAGS-PMI’s DPA training earlier this year. As a newly assigned DPA, this training provided a thorough understandinging of my duties in this essential role. Since we are a company with a very flat management structure, we felt it was important that additional people critical to our operation attend this training to gain a more complete understanding of the role and responsibilities of the DPA.." Bob Clinton, Dunlap Towing