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Crude Oil Washing

About this course

The crude oil washing course provides an introduction to principles, equipment and design, generalised crude oil washing procedures, associated procedures, safety, checklists, regulatory enforcement procedures, maintenance of plant and equipment.

Approval is held from MCA (non-STCW) and Liberian authorities as being in accordance with IMO Assembly Resolution A.446 (XI) and the course is designed to comply with the training provisions contained in Appendix II of the Revised Specifications for the Design, Operation and Control of Crude Oil Washing Systems, IMO Assembly Resolution A.446 (XI).

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.

Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Tuesday 5 November 2019 Yes £275 Book
Tuesday 9 June 2020 Yes £275 Book

Course information

Next available date

Tuesday 5 November 2019


1 Day




MCA and Liberian authorities.


100% attendance is required for certification.

Teaching methods

Lectures, audio-visual presentations and opportunity to visit a COW equipment manufacturer.



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