Leading maritime training provider, Videotel Marine International, has recently introduced a new training course: Advanced Chemical Tanker.
Developed in conjunction with the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI), and in coordination with some of the most recognizable names in the chemical tanker field, this new course is online, live-tutored, and MCA-accredited. Delivered through Videotel Academy, the course utilizes technology and gives students the ability to complete their studies on their own schedule and in a location convenient to them.
The Advanced Chemical Tanker Course is geared toward Masters, Chief Engineers, Chief Officers, Second Engineers, and others who have immediate responsibility for discharging, loading, and transit of cargo on bulk liquid chemical vessels. This includes shore-side operational employees. Course content centers on meeting STCW requirements, and the curriculum is continually reviewed and updated to take into account new findings and recommendations from marine casualty investigations.
Videotel CEO, Nigel D. Cleave, discussed the rationale behind the initiative, stating, “Chemical companies employ some of the highest quality workforce and demand the highest quality training for that workforce. We have worked with the industry to produce this high-specification course which is extremely flexible and sophisticated in its delivery and will be continually updated to meet the changing demands of this sector.”
The course employs live tutorials and interactive discussion sessions, as well as electronic course notes, library access, and video sequences. The five-day program covers 11 study modules and concludes with an assessment paper and an assignment, with a final written assessment on the last day.
Martin Whittle, CDI General Manager, serves as the “Course Tutor”, bringing with him 21 years of seagoing experience. He was also formerly responsible for the chemical industry’s storage inspection and global marine transportations schemes, in addition to the resulting establishment of both the CDI-T and IMPCAS systems.
One final benefit of the initiative is that chemical tanker businesses will profit from the cost savings of using an online approach, eliminating the need for expensive travel and lodging training budgets. The course curriculum is fully customizable, providing tailor-made training that can easily by synced with any company’s in-house training program.
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