Videotel Works with Industry for Chemical Tanker Training

Posted by Michelle Howard
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Chemical Tanker safety comes into sharp focus in a new training course from leading maritime training provider Videotel Marine International.

The newly-launched Advanced Chemical Tanker Course has been developed in conjunction with the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI), with the involvement of some of the biggest names in the chemical tanker industry.

Nigel D. Cleave, Videotel CEO, explained the thinking behind the initiative, “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 Advanced Chemical Tanker Course is online, live-tutored and MCA-accredited and is targeted specifically at Masters, Chief Officers, Chief Engineers, Second Engineers and other persons having immediate responsibility for loading, discharging and care in transit of cargo on bulk liquid chemical tankers, including shoreside operational personnel.

Course content focuses on meeting the requirements of STCW and is constantly reviewed and updated to address findings and recommendations from marine casualty investigations.

Delivered through the unique Videotel Academy, the advanced course technology allows students to complete their study at a time and place to suit them and their employment responsibilities.

Live tutorials and interactive discussion sessions are conducted on-line through the Videotel Academy virtual classroom, while the learning experience is supported by electronic course notes, video sequences and library access. Each day of the five-day program, which covers 11 study modules, concludes with an assignment and assessment paper with a final written assessment on day five.

The course benefits from the involvement of former seagoing and CDI General Manager, Martin Whittle, as Course Tutor. Martin brings with him 21 years of sea-borne experience and was responsible for the chemical industry’s global marine transportation and storage inspection schemes and the subsequent establishment of CDI-T and IMPCAS systems.

Chemical tanker businesses profit from cost savings as the online format avoids the need for costly travel and accommodation costs, while its 24-hour, instant-access approach is time-efficient. The course content is fully customisable to provide bespoke training which can also be harmonised with individual company in-house training programs.

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