Cargo and Ballast Operations Petroleum Tankers - Chapter 8 of the VIQ

Karco 1 hour and 3 minutes

Ship Inspection Report Programme (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 to 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 regards 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 regards to cargo and ballast operations.
- Understanding how to avoid such observations by the vetting inspectors.

Note: All the content within this course is developed by Seably apart from the Video which is kindly provided by KARCO.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 1 hour and 3 minutes
  5. Intended for: This course is intended for seafarers regardless of rank working onboard tankers and for SIRE Inspectors.
  6. Reference: OCIMF, SIRE - Vessel Inspection Questionnaire