Understanding Tanker Operations and Regulatory Compliance
- Introduction to Chemical Tanker Operations and their significance.
- IMO Regulations: SOLAS and MARPOL
- CDI Inspection Standards
- Group Discussion: Compliance Challenges
Vetting Process Fundamentals and Specific Inspection Programs
- In-depth exploration of the vetting process.
- Role and significance of Port State Control.
- Understanding the Ship Inspection Report Program (SIRE).
- Navigating the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) inspections.
- Practical case studies and discussion.
Preparing for Inspection and Handling VIQs
- Best practices for comprehensive vessel preparation for inspections.
- Vessel Readiness for SIRE and CDI.
- Navigating Vessel Inspection Questionnaires (VIQs).
- VIQ Interpretation and Response.
- Hands-On: VIQ Scenario Exercises.
Interaction with Inspectors and Safety Protocols
- Developing skills for escorting and engaging with inspectors.
- Effective communication and rapport-building with vetting inspectors.
- Prioritizing safety measures during inspections.
- Emergency procedures and crisis management.
- Ensuring environmental protection in tanker operations.
Escalation of Concerns and Course Recap
- Understanding the escalation process for addressing concerns and observations during inspections.
- Developing corrective action plans.
- Practical guidelines for post-inspection follow-up.