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Volatile Organic Compound Emission Control

About this course

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) approval is pending as being in accordance with MEPC.1/Cir.680 Section 6 and Section 7.  

This course has been developed in response to recent amendments to MARPOL Annex VI requiring tankers carrying crude to have and implement an administration approved VOC management plan.

The course covers the purpose of the plan and the principles of control, monitoring and recording VOC release. The hazards and safety issues associated with the control are also covered.

Course delivery location

This course will be 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 information




100% attendance is required for certification.

Teaching methods

Lectures and audio-visual presentations.



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