​Course Descriptions 


This 14-day course includes the following: basic deckhand training, First Aid/CPR, basic firefighting skills, galley use and safety, man overboard training, and safety awareness.

Tankerman DL

Designed for an individual who is to be trained as a Person-in-Chrage (PIC) of a tank barge transfer.  The student will gain knowledge of Dangerous Liquid (DL) cargo transfer.  With this training, students will be able to load or discharge vessels following the proper safety guidelines and will be familiar with the associated federal regulatory requirements.

Tankerman LG

Designed speciifcally for those working in companies that transport liquefied gas (LG) cargoes.

Tankerman DL/LG Combo

This course entails classroom and practical training to Merchant Mariners who transfer liquefied gases and dangerous liquids from vessels to facilities or vessels to vessels etc. The course consists of general characteristics, compatibility, reaction, firefighting procedures, safety precautions of liquefied gases, and their vapors as defined in 46 CFR 13.103.

Tankerman Refresher

This course is designed for experienced mariners who are operating under the authority of their United States Coast Guard Tankerman Person-In-Charge credential, or who are required to renew their credential. The students will gain the knowledge of regulatory responsibility, along with the requirements to successfully carry out and complete an oil or hazardous materials transfer on an inspected tank barge. The student will also have increased knowledge of their responsibility, and liabilities while working under the authority of their credential.

Apprentice Mate (Steersman)

The steersman course includes Wheelhouse Proficency Management (1 & 2) and is directed at developing safe maneuvering practices for ports and other congested traffic areas.  It is designed around four maneuvering evolutions: traffic situations, arrival/departure, docking and maneuvering in channels.  The second course focuses on training mariners in tug handling, and efficiently transporting cargoes in congested navigable waterways.