Ship to Ship Transfer

2 hours and 53 minutes
Avg. rating 4.4

Ship to Ship Transfer

2 hours and 53 minutes
Avg. rating 4.4

A ship-to-ship transfer occurs when cargo such as oil or gas is transferred from one ship to another. Oil tankers and gas carriers keep growing bigger and bigger, and for economic reasons or due to draft restrictions, sometimes these vessels do not go alongside in port but instead do an STS transfer. Unfortunately, this comes with the risk of causing pollution or fire accidents in the case of cargo leakage into the open sea. Extreme coordination, proper equipment, and approval for the performance of such operations are required, hence the importance of proper training.

This course will help prospective seafarers and those already sailing to understand the ship-to-ship operation and know how to conduct such operations with maximum safety.

• Introduction to STS Transfer Operations.
• Gain knowledge of the regulatory requirements for an STS transfer.
• Knowledge of the safety and security measures during such an operation.
• Understanding the importance of communication during such operations.
• Learning about the preparations required for such an operation.
• Understand how a manoeuvre is carried out during a ship to ship operations.
• Understanding how to carry out a mooring and unmooring operation.
• Knowledge of the cargo transfer procedures and procedures whilst alongside.
• Knowledge of the Equipment used and available during such operation.
• Understanding the emergencies that might occur during an STS and the actions to take.

Topics in this Course

Cargo Handling Deck Operations Risk Management Security Ship Handling and Manoeuvring

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 2 hours and 53 minutes
  5. Intended for: All seafarers regardless of rank, engaging in STS operations.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of the Ship to Ship Transfer Guide for Petroleum, Chemicals and Liquefied Gases, ISGOTT 6th Edition, and MARPOL.
  7. Last Updated: January 26, 2024

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