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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter BPart 13 → Subpart A


Title 46: Shipping
PART 13—CERTIFICATION OF TANKERMEN


Subpart A—General


Contents
§13.101   Purpose.
§13.103   Incorporation by reference.
§13.105   Paperwork approval.
§13.106   Requirement to hold an MMC.
§13.107   Tankerman endorsement: General.
§13.109   Tankerman endorsement: Authorized cargoes.
§13.111   Restricted tankerman endorsement.
§13.113   [Reserved]
§13.115   Chemical testing requirements.
§13.117   Re-issuance of expired tankerman endorsements.
§13.119   Expiration of endorsement.
§13.120   Renewal of tankerman endorsement.
§13.121   Courses for tankerman endorsements.
§13.123   Recency of service or experience for original tankerman endorsement.
§13.125   Physical and medical requirements.
§13.127   Service: General.
§13.129   Quick-reference table for tankerman endorsements.

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§13.101   Purpose.

This part describes the various tankerman endorsements issued by the Coast Guard on a merchant mariner credential (MMC).

(a) This part prescribes the requirements for the following endorsements:

(1) Tankerman-PIC.

(2) Tankerman-PIC (Barge).

(3) Restricted Tankerman-PIC.

(4) Restricted Tankerman-PIC (Barge).

(5) Tankerman-assistant.

(6) Tankerman-engineer.

(b) This part prescribes the requirements for the following STCW endorsements:

(1) Advanced oil tanker cargo operation.

(2) Advanced chemical tanker cargo operation.

(3) Advanced liquefied gas tanker cargo operation.

(4) Basic oil and chemical tanker cargo operation.

(5) Basic liquefied gas tanker cargo operation.

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77987, Dec. 24, 2013]

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§13.103   Incorporation by reference.

(a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for inspection at the Coast Guard, Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing (CG-MMC), U.S. Coast Guard, Stop 7509, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593-7509, 202-372-1492, and is available from the sources listed below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal__register/code__of__federal__regulations/ibr__locations.html.

(b) International Maritime Organization (IMO), 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR, England:

(1) The Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code, as amended, 2011 (the STCW Code), approved for incorporation by reference in §§13.601, 13.603, 13.605, 13.607, 13.609, and 13.611; and

(2) [Reserved]

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77987, Dec. 24, 2013, as amended by USCG-2016-0315, 81 FR 43955, July 6, 2016]

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§13.105   Paperwork approval.

(a) This section lists the control numbers assigned by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 [Pub. L. 96-511] for the reporting and recordkeeping requirements in this part.

(b) OMB has assigned the following control numbers to the sections indicated:

(1) OMB 1625-0040—46 CFR 13.113, 13.115, 13.117, 13.201, 13.203, 13.205, 13.301, 13.303, 13.305, 13.401, 13.403, 13.405, 13.501, 13.503, 13.505.

(2) OMB 1625-0028—46 CFR 13.121, 13.207, 13.209, 13.307, 13.309, 13.407, 13.409, 13.507, 13.509.

[CGD 79-116, 60 FR 17142, Apr. 4, 1995, as amended by USCG-2004-18884, 69 FR 58343, Sept. 30, 2004]

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§13.106   Requirement to hold an MMC.

An applicant for any endorsement in this part must also meet the requirements for the MMC on which the endorsement would appear. These requirements are set out in part 10 of this subchapter.

[USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11259, Mar. 16, 2009, as amended by USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77988, Dec. 24, 2013]

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§13.107   Tankerman endorsement: General.

(a) If an applicant meets the requirements of subpart B of this part, the Coast Guard may endorse his or her MMC as tankerman-PIC with the appropriate cargo classification or classifications. A person holding this endorsement and meeting the other requirements of 33 CFR 155.710(a) may act as a PIC of a transfer of fuel oil, of a transfer of liquid cargo in bulk, or of cargo-tank cleaning on any tank vessel. That person may also act as a tankerman-engineer, provided that he or she also holds an engineer license or engineer endorsement.

(b) If an applicant meets the requirements of subpart C of this part, the Coast Guard may endorse his or her MMC as tankerman-PIC (barge) with the appropriate cargo classification or classifications. A person holding this endorsement and meeting the other requirements of 33 CFR 155.710(b) may act as a PIC of a transfer of liquid cargo in bulk only on a tank barge.

(c) If an applicant meets the requirements of subpart D of this part, the Coast Guard may endorse his or her MMC as tankerman-assistant with the appropriate cargo classification or classifications. No person holding this endorsement may act as a PIC of any transfer of fuel oil, of any transfer of liquid cargo in bulk, or of cargo-tank cleaning unless he or she also holds an endorsement authorizing service as PIC. He or she may, however, without being directly supervised by the PIC, perform duties relative to cargo and cargo-handling equipment assigned by the PIC of transfers of fuel oil, of transfers of liquid cargo in bulk, or of cargo-tank cleaning. When performing these duties, he or she shall maintain continuous two-way voice communications with the PIC.

(d) If an applicant meets the requirements of subpart E of this part, the Coast Guard may endorse his or her MMC as tankerman-engineer. No person holding this endorsement may act as a PIC or tankerman-assistant of any transfer of liquid cargo in bulk, or of cargo-tank cleaning unless he or she also holds an endorsement authorizing such service. A person holding this endorsement and acting in this capacity has the primary responsibility, on his or her self-propelled tank vessel carrying dangerous liquid (DL) or liquefied gas (LG), for maintaining both the cargo systems and equipment for transfer of liquid cargo in bulk. No person licensed or credentialed under part 11 of this chapter may serve as a chief engineer, first assistant engineer, or cargo engineer aboard an inspected self-propelled tank vessel when liquid cargo in bulk or cargo residue is carried unless he or she holds an endorsement as tankerman-engineer or equivalent.

(e) If an applicant meets the requirements of §13.111 of this subpart, the Coast Guard may place on his or her MMC an endorsement as a tankerman-PIC restricted according to the definitions of “restricted tankerman endorsement” in §10.107 of this subchapter.

(f) This section does not apply to any person solely by reason of his or her involvement in bunkering or fueling.

[CGD 79-116, 60 FR 17142, Apr. 4, 1995, as amended by CGD 79-116, 62 FR 25127, May 8, 1997; USCG-2008-0906, 73 FR 56508, Sept. 29, 2008; USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11259, Mar. 16, 2009; USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77988, Dec. 24, 2013]

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§13.109   Tankerman endorsement: Authorized cargoes.

(a) Each tankerman endorsement described in §13.107 will expressly limit the holder's service under it to transfers involving one or both of the following cargo classifications:

(1) Dangerous liquid (DL).

(2) Liquefied gas (LG).

(b) No tankerman endorsement is necessary to transfer the liquid cargoes in bulk listed in table 2 of part 153 of this chapter when those cargoes are carried on barges not certified for ocean service.

[CGD 79-116, 60 FR 17142, Apr. 4, 1995, as amended by USCG-2008-0906, 73 FR 56508, Sept. 29, 2008; USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11259, Mar. 16, 2009; USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77988, Dec. 24, 2013]

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§13.111   Restricted tankerman endorsement.

(a) An applicant may apply for a tankerman endorsement restricted to specific cargoes, specific vessels, or groups of vessels (such as uninspected towing vessels and Oil Spill Response Vessels), specific facilities, and/or specific employers. The Coast Guard will evaluate each application and may modify the applicable requirements for the endorsement, allowing for special circumstances and for whichever restrictions the endorsement will state.

(b) To qualify for a restricted tankerman-PIC endorsement, an applicant must meet §§13.201 (excluding paragraph (c)(4)), 13.203, and 13.205 of this part.

(1) Twenty-five percent of the service described in §13.203(a) of this part must have occurred within the past 5 years.

(2) Two of the transfers described in §13.203(b) of this part must have occurred within the past 5 years.

(c) To qualify for a restricted tankerman-PIC (barge) endorsement, an applicant must meet §§13.301 (excluding paragraph (c)(4)), 13.303, and 13.305 of this part.

(1) Twenty-five percent of the service described in §13.303(a) of this part must have occurred within the past 5 years.

(2) Two of the transfers described in §13.303(b) of this part must have occurred within the past 5 years.

(d) To qualify for a restricted tankerman-PIC (barge) endorsement restricted to a tank-cleaning and gas-freeing facility, an applicant must—

(1) Be at least 18 years old;

(2) Apply on a form provided by the Coast Guard;

(3) Present evidence of passing a physical and medical examination according to §13.125 of this part;

(4) Present evidence in the form of a letter, which must be dated within the 5 years prior to the application for the credential, on company letterhead from the operator of the facility stating that OSHA considers the applicant a “competent person (as designated under 29 CFR 1915.7)” for the facility and that the applicant has the knowledge necessary to supervise tank-cleaning and gas-freeing; and

(5) Be capable of speaking and understanding, in English, all instructions needed to commence, conduct, and complete a transfer of cargo, and of reading and understanding the English found in the Declaration of Inspection, vessel response plans, and Cargo Information Cards.

(e) The restricted tankerman-PIC (barge) endorsement restricted to a tank-cleaning and gas-freeing facility is valid only while the applicant is employed by the operator of the facility that provided the letter of service required by paragraph (d)(4) of this section, and this and any other appropriate restrictions will appear in the endorsement.

(f) A restricted tankerman-PIC endorsement limited to operation on vessels inside the boundary line is not valid where STCW certification is required.

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77988, Dec. 24, 2013]

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§13.113   [Reserved]

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§13.115   Chemical testing requirements.

Each applicant for an original tankerman endorsement must provide evidence of having passed a chemical test for dangerous drugs or of qualifying for an exemption from testing in §16.220 of this chapter as specified in §10.225(b)(5) of this subchapter.

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77988, Dec. 24, 2013]

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§13.117   Re-issuance of expired tankerman endorsements.

Whenever an applicant applies for re-issuance of an endorsement as any tankerman rating more than 12 months after expiration of the previous endorsement, the applicant must meet the requirements for an original endorsement.

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77988, Dec. 24, 2013]

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§13.119   Expiration of endorsement.

An endorsement as tankerman is valid for the duration of the merchant mariner's document or merchant mariner credential on which the endorsement appears.

[CGD 79-116, 60 FR 17142, Apr. 4, 1995, as amended by USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11259, Mar. 16, 2009]

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§13.120   Renewal of tankerman endorsement.

An applicant seeking renewal of a tankerman endorsement or an STCW endorsement valid for service on tank vessels must meet the requirements of §10.227 of this subchapter, except §10.227(e)(1), for renewing an MMC and meet the following additional requirements:

(a) For endorsements as tankerman-PIC, advanced oil and chemical tanker cargo operation; and advanced liquefied gas tanker cargo operations, present evidence of—

(1) At least 90 days of service during the preceding 5 years onboard a tank vessel for which the endorsement is valid, performing duties appropriate to the tankerman endorsement held; and participation in at least two transfers of liquid cargo in bulk of the type for which the endorsement is valid within the preceding 5 years; or

(2) Completion of an approved course for Tankship: Dangerous Liquids or Tankship: Liquefied Gases, appropriate for the endorsement to be renewed, within the previous 5 years.

(b) For endorsements as tankerman-assistant, basic oil and chemical tanker cargo operation; and basic liquefied gas tanker cargo operations, present evidence of—

(1) At least 90 days of service during the preceding 5 years onboard a tank vessel for which the endorsement is valid, performing duties appropriate to the tankerman endorsement held; or

(2) Completion of an approved course for Tankship: Dangerous Liquids or Tankship: Liquefied Gases, appropriate for the endorsement to be renewed, within the previous 5 years.

(c) For endorsements as tankerman-PIC (Barge), present evidence of—

(1) Participation in at least two transfers of liquid cargo in bulk of the type for which the endorsement is valid, within the preceding 5 years; or

(2) Completion of a course approved for this purpose, appropriate for the endorsement to be renewed, within the previous 5 years.

(d) For endorsements as tankerman-engineer, present evidence of—

(1) At least 90 days of service during the preceding 5 years onboard a tank vessel for which the endorsement is valid, performing duties appropriate to the tankerman endorsement held; or

(2) Completion of a course approved for this purpose, appropriate for the endorsement to be renewed, within the previous 5 years.

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77989, Dec. 24, 2013]

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§13.121   Courses for tankerman endorsements.

(a) This section prescribes the requirements, beyond those in §§10.302 and 10.304 of this subchapter, applicable to schools offering courses required for a tankerman endorsement and courses that are a substitute for experience with transfers of liquid cargo in bulk required for the endorsement.

(b) A course that uses simulated transfers to train students in loading and discharging tank vessels may replace up to two loadings and two discharges, one commencement and one completion of loading, and one commencement and one completion of discharge required for a tankerman-PIC or tankerman-PIC (barge) endorsement. The request for approval of the course must specify those segments of a transfer that the course will simulate. The letter from the Coast Guard approving the course will state the number and kind of segments that the course will replace.

(c) The liquid cargo course required for an endorsement as—

(1) Tankerman-PIC DL is Tankship: Dangerous Liquids;

(2) Tankerman-PIC (barge) DL is Tank Barge: Dangerous Liquids;

(3) Tankerman-PIC LG is Tankship: Liquefied Gases;

(4) Tankerman-PIC (barge) LG is Tank Barge: Liquefied Gases;

(5) Tankerman assistant DL is Tankship: Familiarization (Dangerous Liquids);

(6) Tankerman assistant LG is Tankship: Familiarization (Liquefied Gases);

(7) Tankerman-engineer DL is Tankship: Dangerous Liquids; and

(8) Tankerman-engineer LG is Tankship: Liquefied Gases.

(d) The firefighting course required for an endorsement as—

(1) Tankerman-PIC (barge) is Tank Barge: Firefighting or basic firefighting; and

(2) Tankerman-PIC, tankerman-assistant, and tankerman-engineer is basic firefighting.

(e) The Coast Guard will evaluate and approve the curricula of courses to ensure adequate coverage of the required subjects. Training may employ classroom instruction, demonstrations, or simulated or actual operations.

(1) The course curricula for Tankship Familiarization must consist of the topics identified in Table 1 to §13.121(e) of this subpart.

(2) The course curricula for tankerman-PIC, tankerman-PIC (barge), and tankerman-engineer endorsements must consist of the topics identified in Table 2 to §13.121(e) of this subpart.

(3) The course curricula for firefighting courses must consist of the topics identified in Table 3 to §13.121(e) of this subpart.

Table 1 to §13.121(e)

Tankship familiarization topics12
Basic knowledge of tankers:      
types of oil and chemical vessels or liquefied gas tanker vesselsXX
general arrangement and constructionXX
Basic knowledge of cargo operations:      
piping systems and valvesXX
cargo pumps and cargo handling equipmentXX
loading and unloading and care in transitXX
tank cleaning, purging, gas-freeing and inertingXX
Basic knowledge of the physical properties of oil and chemicals:      
pressure and temperature, including vapor pressure/temperature relationshipX
types of electrostatic charge generationX
chemical symbolsX
Basic knowledge of the physical properties of liquefied gases, including:      
properties and characteristicsX
pressure and temperature, including vapor pressure/temperature relationshipX
types of electrostatic charge generationX
chemical symbolsX
Knowledge and understanding of tanker safety culture and safety managementXX
Basic knowledge of the hazards associated with tanker operations, including:      
health hazardsXX
environmental hazardsXX
reactivity hazardsXX
corrosion hazardsXX
explosion and flammability hazardsXX
sources of ignitionXX
electrostatic hazardsXX
toxicity hazardsXX
vapor leaks and cloudsXX
extremely low temperaturesX
pressure hazardsX
Basic knowledge of hazard controls:      
inerting, water padding, drying agents and monitoring techniquesXX
anti-static measuresXX
ventilationXX
segregationXX
cargo inhibitionXX
importance of cargo compatibilityXX
atmospheric controlXX
gas testingXX
Understanding of information on a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)XX
Function and proper use of gas-measuring instruments and similar equipmentXX
Proper use of safety equipment and protective devices, including:      
breathing apparatus and tank-evacuating equipmentXX
protective clothing and equipmentXX
resuscitatorsXX
rescue and escape equipmentXX
Basic knowledge of safe working practices and procedures in accordance with legislation and industry guidelines and personal shipboard safety relevant to oil and chemical tankers, including:      
precautions to be taken when entering enclosed spacesXX
precautions to be taken before and during repair and maintenance workXX
safety measures for hot and cold workXX
electrical safetyXX
ship/shore safety checklistXX
Basic knowledge of first aid with reference to a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)XX
Basic knowledge of emergency procedures, including emergency shutdownXX
Basic knowledge of the effects of oil and chemical pollution on human and marine lifeXX
Basic knowledge of shipboard procedures to prevent pollutionXX
Basic knowledge of measures to be taken in the event of spillage, including the need to:      
report relevant information to the responsible personsXX
assist in implementing shipboard spill-containment proceduresXX
prevent brittle fractureX

Column 1—Tankship familiarization (dangerous liquids).

Column 2—Tankship familiarization (liquefied gases).

Table 2 to §13.121(e)

Tankship and tank barge course topics1234
General characteristics, compatibility, reaction, firefighting procedures, and safety precautions for the cargoes of:
Bulk liquids defined as Dangerous Liquids in 46 CFR Part 13XX
Bulk liquefied gases & their vapors defined as Liquefied Gases in 46 CFR Part 13XX
Knowledge and understanding of the physical and chemical properties of oil and chemical cargoesX
Physical phenomena of liquefied gas, including:
Basic conceptXX
Compression and expansionXX
Mechanism of heat transferXX
Potential hazards of liquefied gas, including:
Chemical and physical propertiesXX
Combustion characteristicsXX
Results of gas release to the atmosphereXX
Health hazards (skin contact, inhalation, and ingestion)XX
Control of flammability range with inert gasXX
Thermal stress in structure and piping of vesselXX
Cargo systems, including:
Principles of containment systemsXXXX
Construction, materials, coating, & insulation of cargo tanksXX
General arrangement of cargo tanksXXXX
Venting and vapor-control systemsXXXX
Cargo-handling systems, including:
Piping systems, valves, pumps, and expansion systemsXXXX
Operating characteristicsXXXX
Instrumentation systems, including:
Cargo-level indicatorsXXXX
Gas-detecting systemsXXX
Temperature-monitoring systems, cargoXXX
Temperature-monitoring systems, hullXX
Automatic-shutdown systemsXXX
Auxiliary systems, including:
Ventilation, inertingXXXX
Valves, including:
Quick-closingXXXX
Remote-controlXXXX
PneumaticXXXX
Excess-flowXXXX
Safety-reliefXXXX
Pressure-vacuumXXXX
Heating-systems: cofferdams & ballast tanksXX
Operations connected with the loading and discharging of cargo, including:
Lining up the cargo and vapor-control systemsXXXX
Pre-transfer inspections and completion of the Declaration of InspectionXXXX
Hooking up of cargo hose, loading arms, and grounding-strapXXXX
Starting of liquid flowXXXX
Calculation of loading ratesXX
Discussion of loadingXXXX
Ballasting and deballastingXXXX
Topping off of the cargo tanksXXXX
Discussion of dischargingXXXX
Stripping of the cargo tanksXX
Monitoring of transfersXXXX
Gauging of cargo tanksXXXX
Disconnecting of cargo hoses or loading armsXXXX
Cargo-tank-cleaning procedures and precautionsXX
Slop arrangementsX
Ship-to-ship transfersX
Operating procedures and sequence for:
Inerting of cargo tanks and void spacesXXXX
Cooldown and warmup of cargo tanksXX
Gas-freeingXXXX
Loaded or ballasted voyagesXX
Testing of cargo-tank atmospheres for oxygen & cargo vaporXXXX
Stability and stress considerations connected with loading and discharging of cargoXXXX
Loadline, draft, and trimXXXX
Disposal of boil-off, including:
System designXX
Safety featuresXX
Stability-letter requirementsXX
Emergency procedures, including notice to appropriate authorities, for:
FireXXXX
CollisionXXXX
GroundingXXXX
Equipment failureXXXX
Leaks and spillsXXX
Structural failureXXXX
Emergency discharge of cargoXXXX
Entering cargo tanksXXXX
Emergency shutdown of cargo-handlingXXXX
Emergency systems for closing cargo tanksXX
Rules & regulations (international and Federal, for all tank vessels) on conducting operations and preventing pollutionXXXX
Pollution prevention, including:
Procedures to prevent air and water pollutionXXXX
Measures to take in event of spillageXXXX
Danger from drift of vapor cloudXXXX
Environmental protection equipment, including oil discharge monitoring equipmentX
Terminology for tankships carrying oil and chemicalsX
Terminology for tank barges carrying oil and chemicalsX
Terminology for tankships carrying liquefied gasesX
Terminology for tank barges carrying liquefied gasesX
Principles & procedures of crude-oil-washing (COW) systems, including:
PurposeX
Equipment and designX
OperationsX
Safety precautionsX
Maintenance of plant and equipmentX
Principles & procedures of the inert-gas systems (IGSs), including:
PurposeXX
Equipment and designXX
OperationsXX
Safety precautionsXX
Maintenance of plant and equipmentXX
Principles & procedures of vapor-control systems, including:
PurposeXXXX
PrinciplesXXXX
Coast Guard regulationsXXXX
HazardsXXXX
Active system componentsXXXX
Passive system componentsXXXX
Operating procedures, including:
Testing and inspection requirementsXXXX
Pre-transfer proceduresXXXX
Connecting sequenceXXXX
Start-up sequenceXXXX
Normal operationsXXXX
Loading and unloading plansX
Emergency proceduresXXXX
Cargo-hazard-information systemsXXXX
Safe entry into confined spaces, including:
Testing tank atmospheres for oxygen & hydrocarbon vaporsXX
Definition and hazards of confined spacesXXXX
Cargo tanks and pumproomsXXXX
Evaluation and assessment of risks and hazardsXXXX
Safety precautions and proceduresXXXX
Enclosed space rescueX
Personnel protective equipment (PPE) and clothingXXXX
Maintenance of PPEXXXX
Dangers of skin contactXXXX
Inhalation of vaporsXX
Electricity and static electricity—hazards and precautionsXXXX
Emergency proceduresXXXX
Federal regulations, national standards & industry guidelinesXXXX
Inspections by marine chemists & competent persons, including hot-work permits & proceduresXXXX
Vessel response plans:
Purpose, content, and location of informationXXXX
Procedures for notice and mitigation of spillsXXXX
Geographic-specific appendicesXXXX
Vessel-specific appendicesXXXX
Emergency-action checklistXXXX

Column 1—Tankship: Dangerous Liquids.

Column 2—Tank Barge: Dangerous Liquids.

Column 3—Tankship: Liquefied Gases.

Column 4—Tank Barge: Liquefied Gases.

Table 3 to §13.121(e)

Firefighting course topics12
Elements of fire (Fire triangle):
FuelXX
Source of ignitionXX
OxygenXX
Ignition sources (general):
ChemicalX
BiologicalX
PhysicalX
Ignition sources applicable to bargesX
Definitions of flammability and combustibility:      
FlammabilityXX
Ignition pointXX
Burning temperatureXX
Burning speedX
Thermal valueX
Lower flammable limitXX
Upper flammable limitXX
Flammable rangeXX
InertingX
Static electricityXX
Flash pointXX
Auto-ignitionXX
Spread of fire:
By radiationXX
By convectionXX
By conductionXX
ReactivityXX
Fire classifications and applicable extinguishing agentsXX
Main causes of fires:
Oil leakageXX
SmokingXX
Overheating pumpsXX
Galley appliancesX
Spontaneous ignitionXX
Hot workXX
Electrical apparatusX
Reaction, self-heating, and auto-ignitionX
Fire prevention:
GeneralXX
Fire hazards of DL and LGXX
Fire detection:
Fire- and smoke-detection systemsX
Automatic fire alarmsX
Firefighting equipment:
Fire mains, hydrantsX
International shore-connectionX
Smothering-installations, carbon dioxide (CO2), foam *  *  *X
Pressure-water spray system in special-category spacesX
Automatic sprinkler systemX
Emergency fire pump, emergency generatorX
Chemical-powder applicantsX
General outline of required and mobile apparatusX
Fireman's outfit, personal equipmentX
Breathing apparatusX
Resuscitation apparatusX
Smoke helmet or maskX
Fireproof life-line and harnessX
Fire hose, nozzles, connections, and fire axesX
Fire blanketsX
Portable fire extinguishersXX
Limitations of portable and semiportable extinguishersXX
Emergency procedures:
Arrangements:
Escape routesXX
Means of gas-freeing tanksXX
Class A, B, and C divisionsX
Inert-gas systemX
Ship firefighting organization:
General alarmsX
Fire-control plans, muster stations, and dutiesX
CommunicationsX
Periodic shipboard drillsX
Patrol systemX
Basic firefighting techniques:
Sounding alarmXX
Locating and isolating firesXX
Stopping leakage of cargoXX
JettisoningX
InhibitingX
CoolingX
SmotheringX
Sizing up situationX
Locating information on cargoX
ExtinguishingXX
Extinguishing with portable unitsXX
Setting reflash watchXX
Using additional personnelXX
Firefighting extinguishing-agents:
Water (solid jet, spray, fog, and flooding)X
Foam (high, medium and low expansion)X
Carbon dioxide (CO2)XX
Aqueous-film-forming foam (AFFF)X
Dry chemicalsXX
Use of extinguisher on:
Flammable and combustible liquidsXX
Manifold-flange fireXX
Drip-pan fireXX
Pump fireXX
Drills for typical fires on bargesX
Field exercises:
Extinguish small fires using portable extinguishers:
ElectricalXX
Manifold-flangeXX
Drip-panXX
PumpXX
Use self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)X
Extinguish extensive fires with waterX
Extinguish fires with foam, or chemicalX
Fight fire in smoke-filled enclosed space wearing SCBAX
Extinguish fire with water fog in an enclosed space with heavy smokeX
Extinguish oil fire with fog applicator and spray nozzles, dry-chemical, or foam applicatorsX
Effect a rescue in a smoke-filled space while wearing breathing apparatusX

Column 1—tankerman-PIC (barge).

Column 2—tankerman-PIC, tankerman-engineer, and tankerman-assistant.

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77989, Dec. 24, 2013, as amended by USCG-2014-0688, 79 FR 58279, Sept. 29, 2014]

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§13.123   Recency of service or experience for original tankerman endorsement.

An applicant for an original tankerman endorsement in subpart B, C, D, or E of this part must have obtained at least 25 percent of the qualifying service and, if the endorsement requires transfers, at least two of the qualifying transfers, within 5 years of the date of application.

[CGD 79-116, 60 FR 17142, Apr. 4, 1995, as amended by USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77994, Dec. 24, 2013]

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§13.125   Physical and medical requirements.

Each applicant for an original tankerman endorsement must meet the physical requirements of part 10, subpart C, of this chapter.

[CGD 79-116, 60 FR 17142, Apr. 4, 1995, as amended by USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11259, Mar. 16, 2009; USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77994, Dec. 24, 2013]

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§13.127   Service: General.

(a) A service letter must be signed by the owner, operator, master, or chief engineer of the vessel and must specify the following:

(1) The name of the vessel, official number for the vessel, and date of service for each vessel.

(2) For endorsements as tankerman-PIC, tankerman-PIC (barge), and tankerman-assistant, the classification of cargo (DL, LG, or, for a restricted endorsement, a specific product) handled while the applicant accumulated the service.

(3) The dates, the numbers and kinds of transfers the applicants have participated in, the ports or terminals, if applicable, and the number of transfers that involved commencement or completion of loading or discharge.

(4) For endorsements as tankerman-PIC or tankerman-PIC (barge), that the applicant has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the signer that he or she is fully capable of supervising transfers of liquid cargo, including—

(i) Pre-transfer inspection;

(ii) Pre-transfer conference and execution of the Declaration of Inspection;

(iii) Connection of cargo hoses or loading-arms;

(iv) Line-up of the cargo system for loading and discharge;

(v) Start of liquid flow during loading;

(vi) Start of cargo pump and increase of pressure to normal discharge pressure;

(vii) Calculation of loading-rates;

(viii) Monitoring;

(ix) Topping-off of cargo tanks during loading;

(x) Stripping of cargo tanks;

(xi) Ballasting and deballasting, if appropriate;

(xii) Disconnection of the cargo hoses or loading-arms; and

(xiii) Securing of cargo systems.

(5) For endorsements as tankerman-engineer, that the applicant has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the signer that he or she is fully capable of supervising transfers of fuel oil, including—

(i) Pre-transfer inspection;

(ii) Pre-transfer conference and execution of the Declaration of Inspection;

(iii) Connection of hoses or loading-arms;

(iv) Line-up of the piping system for loading and transfer of fuel oil;

(v) Start of liquid flow during loading;

(vi) Calculation of loading rates;

(vii) Monitoring;

(viii) Topping-off of tanks during loading;

(ix) Disconnection of the hoses or loading arms; and

(x) Securing of fuel oil systems.

(b) In determining the numbers and kinds of transfers that the applicant has participated in under paragraph (a)(3) of this section, the following rules apply:

(1) A transfer must involve the loading or discharge from at least one of the vessel's cargo tanks to or from a shore facility or another vessel. A shift of cargo from one tank to another tank is not a transfer for this purpose.

(2) Regardless of how long the transfer lasts beyond 4 hours, it counts as only one transfer.

(3) A transfer must include both a commencement and a completion.

(4) Regardless of how many tanks or products are being loaded or discharged at the same time, a person may receive credit for only one transfer, one loading, and one discharge conducted during each watch.

(5) Credit for a transfer during a watch of less than 4 hours accrues only if the watch includes either the connection and the commencement of transfer or the completion of transfer and the disconnection.

(6) Credit for a commencement of loading accrues only if the applicant participates in the pre-transfer inspection, the pre-transfer conference including execution of the Declaration of Inspection, the connection of hoses or loading-arms, the line-up of the system for the loading, the start of liquid flow, and the calculation of loading-rates, where applicable.

(7) Credit for a commencement of discharge accrues only if the applicant participates in the pre-transfer inspection, the pre-transfer conference including execution of the Declaration of Inspection, the connection of hoses or loading-arms, the line-up of the cargo system for the discharge, the start of the pump or pumps and increase of pressure to normal pressure for discharge, and the monitoring of discharge rates.

(8) Credit for a completion of transfer, whether loading or discharge, accrues only if the applicant participates in the topping-off at the loading port, or in the stripping of cargo tanks and the commencement of ballasting, if required by the vessel's transfer procedures, at the discharge port.

(9) Personnel desiring credit for transfers during off-duty hours may satisfy requirements of competence through incremental training periods that include segments of transfers. The cumulative number of transfers must equal the minimum specified in §§13.203(b) or 13.303(b) of this subchapter.

(c) Service on Articulated Tug Barges (ATBs). Service on ATBs with an aggregate tonnage of 1,600 GRT or more will be creditable on a case-by-case basis and with prior authorization by the Coast Guard, provided the ATB equipment is comparable to tank vessel equipment. The Coast Guard may issue blanket authorizations for classes of ATBs.

[CGD 79-116, 60 FR 17142, Apr. 4, 1995, as amended by CGD 79-116, 62 FR 25133, May 8, 1997; USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77994, Dec. 24, 2013]

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§13.129   Quick-reference table for tankerman endorsements.

Table 1 to §13.129 provides a guide to the requirements for various tankerman endorsements. Provisions in the reference sections are controlling.

Table 1 to §13.129

CategoryMinimum agePhysical requiredServiceRecency of
service
Proof of serviceFirefightingCargo
training
English
language
Tankerman-PIC Subpart B18; 13.201(a)Yes; Part 10, subpart C13.20313.12313.20513.201(c)(3)13.201(c)(4)13.201(d).
Tankerman-PIC (Barge) Subpart C18; 13.301(a)Yes; Part 10, subpart C13.30313.12313.30513.301(c)(3)13.301(c)(4)13.301(d).
Tankerman-Assistant Subpart D18; 13.401(a)Yes; Part 10, subpart C13.401(e)(2)13.12313.40513.401(d)13.401(e)(1)13.401(f).
Tankerman-Engineer Subpart E18; 13.501(a)Yes; Part 10, subpart C13.50313.12313.50513.501(c)(3)13.501(c)(4)13.501(d).
Restricted Tankerman-PIC18; 13.111(b)Yes; Part 10, subpart C13.111(b)13.111(b)13.111(b)13.111(b)No13.111(b).
Restricted Tankerman-PIC (Barge)18; 13.111(c)Yes; Part 10, subpart C13.111(c)13.111(c)13.111(c)13.111(c)No13.111(c).
Restricted Tankerman-PIC (Barge), Facility18; 13.111(d)(1)Yes; Part 10, subpart C13.111(d)(4)No13.111(d)(4)NoNo13.111(d)(5).

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77995, Dec. 24, 2013]

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