In this course you will learn how to handle the loading and discharge of cargo on board a tanker, as well as safety when handling equipment and cargo.


The aim of this course is to provide training in safe operations on board a tanker, as well as pollution prevention, tanker types, the hazards of various cargo types, and equipment handling.

Target group/s

This course is recommended for seafaring personnel who have no formal training while being employed on a tanker as part of the regular complement.

Duration & Delivery

The duration of this course is ten (10) days. Classes are from 8:00am to 4:00pm. A combination of lectures sessions and hands-on demonstrations are used to deliver this course. One day of instruction will take place on board an oil tanker.




Oil Tankers:

  • Types of oil tankers
  • Petroleum properties & hazards
  • Cargo containment
  • Tanker operations
  • Marine pollution
  • Safety

Gas & Chemical Tankers

  • Tank environmental control
  • Cargo containment
  • Emergency operations


Upon successful completion of the course through a written report and examination, candidates will receive a Certificate of Participation attesting to the fact that the course was completed.

provides training in the safe operations on board a tanker, as well as pollution prevention, tanker types, the hazards of various cargo types and equipment handling.

Possible Careers Job Titles: All crew working on oil tankers, supervisors on vessels that transport hazardous materials.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for course to be considered


Attained a minimum age of 17 years

Basic Skills

Basic Literacy skills


Two (2) form of Identification (Drivers Permit/License, Passport, ID Card and or Birth Certificate)

One (1) Passport sized photograph (Photos must have white background).

Additional Requirements

A valid Basic Training Certificate.

Steps To Follow

1 - Gather Documents

Gather required documents and get scanned copies of each document.

2 - Register

Register online or bring your documents and register at the office.

3 - Wait for Contact

Once your application is completed and approved, an officer will contact you regarding attending the class

4 - Make Payment

Once your registration has been approved, you will be given instructions on making a payment.

5 - Attend Scheduled Class

Attend all the scheduled classes and pass exams

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply to take courses at CFTDI?

You can apply online, call or come in to our offices for information.

Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute

Western Main Road, Chaguaramas,

Trinidad, W.I.

Telephone: (868) 634-4276/1635

Email: info@cftdi.edu.tt

How are classes delivered?

Courses are delivered via blended learning. Practical classes are taught physically on location at the institute and theory classes are provided online.

Do I have to be a national of Trinidad and Tobago?

No. Once you meet the basic requirements for entry you will be able to qualify.

Is there parking available for students on the campus?

Yes and parking is free.

"Providing Training in the Maritime & Fishing Industry"

An Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.