The Tankerman PIC is a rating for a mariner who has been trained in:
- Firstly; the health and safety hazards of dangerous liquid (DL) cargoes.
- Secondly; safety, pollution prevention, and DL cargo transfer operations.
- And thirdly; tank vessel design, stability, and containment systems.
As a result of this, the job of the Tankerman PIC’s is to oversee the transfer of DL cargoes between the tank vessel and the shore-side facility. Or, from one vessel to another; Such as during bunkering operations. Most importantly: their job is to ensure that the transfer is made in accordance with safety standards, and federal regulations. To emphasize: this is a very important job on any tank vessel.
Tankerman, like Able Seaman (AB), is a deck rating. And a mariner may hold both ratings. Additionally, a mariner holding Master of Towing, or Mate of Towing may also hold a Tankerman rating.
Tankerman PIC Info
There are several different Tankerman ratings. To qualify for any of these ratings the mariner must: Firstly, meet the sea-service. And secondly, meet the cargo transfer requirements too. In conclusion: click here and view this link for the specific requirements >>
Tank Barge DL class
5-days / $700
This class provides training and assessment, in lieu of testing at the Coast Guard, for the original issue or renewal of Tankerman-PIC (DL). Additionally, this class can also be used for Tankerman-PIC (Barge)(DL). OR, Tankerman-Assistant (DL), OR Tankerman-Engineer (DL). And, it is open to all mariners who intend to have immediate responsibility for loading, unloading, and handling of dangerous liquid (DL) cargoes.
Subjects covered include:
- Rules and Regs for DL
- Operational Safety Info
- Tank Safety
- Bulk Shipment of Chemicals
- Pollution Control
To clarify: This class will satisfy the Tankerman (DL) exam requirements only. It will not satisfy the sea service, or cargo transfer requirements. And, this class does NOT meet the requirements for completion of a Basic Firefighting class. And, ColPac does not offer firefighting at this time. However; we do recommend Compass Courses in Edmonds, WA; OR MERTS in Astoria, OR for the firefighting class.