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Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) Requirements for Seafarers on Oil, Chemical and Gas Carriers

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Seafarers assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on oil or chemical tankers shall hold a certificate of proficiency for having completed basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations.

Masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo-related operations on chemical tankers shall hold a certificate of proficiency in advanced training for chemical tanker cargo operations. And any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo-related operations on oil tankers shall hold a certificate of proficiency in advanced training for oil tanker cargo operations.

Officers and ratings assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on gas carriers shall hold a certificate in basic training for gas carrier cargo operations. And any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo-related operations on gas carriers shall hold a certificate of proficiency in advanced training for gas carrier cargo operations.

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Masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers or any one with responsibility on board oil, chemical or gas carriers must have completed appropriate training

NMA Seafarer Oil and Chemical Tanker Operations Requirements



Certificate in Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations

  • Certificates of proficiency for completed basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations may be issued to candidates who in addition to having completed basic safety training also have - Successfully completed approved training covering the competences of Annex VI table A-V/1-1-1; OR Have at least three months of seagoing service on an oil or chemical tanker and can document training which covers the competences of Annex VI table A-V/1-1-1.
  • Competence as referred above shall be demonstrated as set out in Annex VI table A-V/1-1-1 column 3 of the skills specified in column 2 and evaluation in accordance with the criteria specified in column 4.

Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Cargo Operations

  • In addition to meeting the requirements for the issue of a certificate of proficiency pursuant to Basic Training in Oil and Chemical Tanker Operations, have at least three months of seagoing service on an oil tanker in a position in deck or engine department, and have successfully completed approved training covering the competences specified in Annex VI table A-V/1-1-2.
  • Competence as referred to in the second paragraph shall be demonstrated as set out in Annex VI table A-V/1-1-2 column 3 of the skills specified in column 2 and evaluation in accordance with the criteria specified in column 4.
  • Certificates of proficiency pursuant to this provision may be renewed for holders who can document at least three months of seagoing service during the last five years. Seagoing service shall include duties as specified in the first paragraph and be served on oil tankers or in a position which includes equivalent duties on mobile offshore units. Persons who do not have such seagoing service may instead successfully complete a training program.

Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Training for Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations

  • The certificate of proficiency in advanced training for chemical tanker cargo operations may be issued to persons who, in addition to meeting the requirements for the issue of a certificate of proficiency pursuant to Basic Training in Oil and Chemical Tanker Operations, have at least three months of seagoing service on chemical tankers in a position in deck or engine department, and have successfully completed approved training covering the competences specified in Annex VI table A-V/1-1-2.
  • Competence as referred to in the second paragraph shall be demonstrated as set out in Annex VI table A-V/1-1-3 column 3 of the skills specified in column 2 and evaluation in accordance with the criteria specified in column 4.
  • Certificates of proficiency pursuant to this provision may be renewed for holders who can document at least three months of seagoing service during the last five years. Seagoing service shall include duties as specified in the first paragraph and be served on chemical tankers or in a position which includes equivalent duties on mobile offshore units. Persons who do not have such seagoing service may instead successfully complete a training program.

NMA Seafarer Gas Carrier Operations Requirements

Certificate in Basic Training for Gas Carrier Cargo Operations

  • Certificates of proficiency for completed basic training for gas carrier cargo operations may be issued to candidates who in addition to having completed basic safety training also have - successfully completed approved training covering the competences of Annex VI table A-V/1-2-1; OR have at least three months of seagoing service on gas carriers and can document training which covers the competences of Annex VI table A-V/1-2-1.
  • Competence as referred above shall be demonstrated as set out in Annex VI table A-V/1-2-1 column 3 of the skills specified in column 2 and evaluation in accordance with the criteria specified in column 4.

Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Training for Gas Carrier Cargo Operations

  • In addition to meeting the requirements for the issue of a certificate of proficiency pursuant to in Basic Training for Gas Carrier Cargo, have at least three months of seagoing service on gas carriers in a position in deck or engine department, and have successfully completed approved training covering the competences specified in Annex VI table A-V/1-2-2.
  • Competence as referred to in the second paragraph shall be demonstrated as set out in Annex VI table A-V/1-2-2 column 3 of the skills specified in column 2 and evaluation in accordance with the criteria specified in column 4.
  • Certificates of proficiency pursuant to this provision may be renewed for holders who can document at least three months of seagoing service during the last five years. Seagoing service shall include duties as specified in the first paragraph and be served on gas carriers or in a position which includes equivalent duties on mobile offshore units. Seafarers who do not have such seagoing service may instead successfully complete a training program.

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