Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology
and Graduate Studies
(MITAGS) and the Pacific Maritime Institute
(PMI) announced today that MITAGS has been awarded the U.S. Coast Guard five
-year firm, fixed price Gas Carrier Inspection course. The “Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity” contract will begin with the first course on August 16-24, 2004
The two-week Gas Carrier course, which has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, provides familiarization in Gas Carrier theory with a basic understanding of thermodynamics
, chemistry of cargo, and safety and health hazards. Fire fighting theory and liquid and vapor leak procedures are extensively reviewed. U.S. and International Maritime Organization
(IMO) regulations and requirements are examined. The course utilizes a sophisticated cargo control room simulator that replicates conditions found in a shipboard environment.