Cargo and Ballast Operations - Chapter 8 of the VIQ

3D Fleet Learn 31 minutes

The Ship Inspection Report Program (SIRE) is a standard assessment used by tanker owners and operators in order to identify any operational deficiencies in their fleet or their ship. VIQ, Vessel Inspection Questionnaire, is a document within the SIRE, which offers and ensures ships' safety by means of additional safety precautions for all tankers. Chapter 8 of the VIQ covers Cargo and Ballast Operations on Petroleum Tankers. In this course, we will discuss this chapter and common observations that are found by vetting inspectors with regard to Cargo and Ballast Operations.

Upon completion of this course, the candidate will understand the items covered under Cargo and Ballast Operations, chapter 8 of the VIQ and how to prepare and avoid common observations.

The learning objectives of this course will include;
- Introduction to SIRE and the VIQ system.
- Understanding the preparations for a VIQ inspection.
- Knowledge of the most common observations with regard to cargo and ballast operations.
- Understanding how to avoid such observations by the vetting inspectors.



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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 31 minutes
  5. Intended for: Deck officers and crew expected to undergo a SIRE inspection.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of OCIMF, SIRE - Vessel Inspection Questionnaire