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Chemical Tanker Safety

About this course

The course provides specialist training in subjects appropriate to the duties of ship staff, inspectors and any person with immediate concerns for loading, discharging, care in transit or handling of bulk chemical cargoes. 

Tanker terminal and ship management personnel will build on previous experience and gain a detailed appreciation of the safety aspects involved in the handling and carriage of chemical cargoes.

Course content includes:

  • Certification and documentation
  • Ship types
  • Chemical tanker construction requirements
  • Physics and chemistry
  • Tanker incidents
  • Electrical equipment
  • Static electricity
  • Ship – shore liaison
  • Cargo reactivity
  • Segregation and compatibility
  • Tank coatings
  • Enclosed space entry
  • Gas detection instrumentation
  • Health and toxicity
  • Nitrogen systems
  • Cargo stowage planning
  • Cargo pumps
  • Pollution control

Course delivery location

This course is delivered from our new maritime simulation centre at Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please check your joining instructions for further information.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

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