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Date Venue Fees
29 Jul - 02 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
04 - 08 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
Course Description


The Hydrocarbon Cargoes in Liquid or gas states are considered one of the highest demand commodities worldwide. Safe handling, transportation and storage operation of such valuable and dangerous cargoes are very important issues that was studied deeply and considered as a main concern of several international organisations.  

This GLOMACS comprehensive ISGOTT & SIGTTO Requirements for Tanker and Oil & Gas Terminal Safe Operations training course was prepared based on the requirements of IMO represented in the requirements of SOLAS & MARPOL Conventions, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) organisations. All these organisation have come up with some guidance and requirements that were listed in ISGOTT in its latest version (Version 6) for the Petroleum / Oil Tankers & Terminals and SIGTTO for LPG & LNG Gas Carriers and Terminals.

The training course will emphasize cargo planning and transfer requirements and develop good terminal management skills and support transport & storage operations. The course shall identify the associated Risk Assessment & Hazard Identification to guide the tanker / terminal personnel to manage a safe transport / storage process and act professionally during contingency and emergency response situations. In addition, this training course will also cover the key points and barriers in oil/gas tankers and terminal interfaces measures in the workplace from the Management to the personal level.


This attractive and technical training course provides guidance to individuals working onboard oil tankers / gas carriers and terminals concerning the safe transportation and handling of petroleum and gas products. The ISGOTT & SIGTTO Requirements for Tanker and Oil & Gas Terminal Safe Operations training course will assist the delegates in implementing the requirements of ISGOTT & SIGTTO that are included in the Safety Management System within their own company.

The delegates will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the function of the international organisations such as IMO, OCIMF, MTCOT, ICS & IAPH)
  • overview of liquid bulk cargo handling such as the basic properties of liquefied gas and the principles of gas
  • Become acquainted with gas and liquid bulk cargo storage particularly the operations, storage tank types, Boil off gas recovery system
  • Identify the various flammability hazards associated with handling and be able to determine the hazards of hydrocarbon products as well as the precautions on tankers and terminals
  • Review and improve liaison between tanker and terminal and recognize the various requirements, guidelines and methods of handling of cargo and ballast
  • Become familiar with enclosed space entry, carriers & packaged cargoes in cargo handling and be able to recognize the emergency procedures
  • Familiarize with the Safety Management Systems (SMSs), including complementary tools and processes such as permits to work & risk assessment
  • Marine terminal administration and the critical importance of the tanker/terminal interface
  • Maritime security and linkage to both the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code

Training Methodology

This ISGOTT & SIGTTO training course will utilize a variety of proven professional learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The training course will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion between both delegates and the course expert tutor. The training course will provide the participant with an in-depth knowledge through supportive comprehensive course manual handouts, PowerPoint presentation for each session enabling practical application and reinforcement that enabling practical application and reinforcement.

Organisational Impact

With professionals undertaking this training course, their organisations will derive the following benefits:

  • Trained and experienced professionals overseeing Oil & Gas terminal operations
  • Effective understanding of ISGOTT & SIGTTO Guidelines requirements
  • Proper risk identification and management through thorough research and forecasting
  • Recognizing the required standards of terminal operations, thereby helping the organisation stay relevant in the particular industry.
  • Application of advanced techniques and concepts to achieve operational excellence and save costs
  • Greater efficiency and quality in operations because of regular audits by the trained and experienced professionals
  • Regular and free training of existing and new employees on best practices when partaking in terminal operation execution and/or management
  • Greater investments because of increased credibility and better Ship/Terminal organisational prospects

Personal Impact

Professionals enrolling for this ISGOTT & SIGTTO Requirements for Tanker and Oil & Gas Terminal Safe Operations training course will derive the following benefits:

  • Complete knowledge and understanding of Oil & Gas terminal operations according to ISGOTT & SIGTTO requirements
  • Greater confidence and information to train other professionals on best practices for effective terminal operations
  • Enhancing foresight and perspective to predict risks and set systems and processes in place to address these, so as to prevent major business loss
  • Ensuring steady and satisfactory career growth and progression
  • Recognizing of required standards and benchmarks and ensuring that one’s organisation adheres to these standards
  • Gaining skills and increasing capabilities to undertake opportunities for higher roles and responsibilities including those involving supervision of overall terminal operations


This GLOMACS ISGOTT & SIGTTO Requirements for Tanker and Oil & Gas Terminal Safe Operations technical training course is intended for marine terminal staff, marine operation staff, oil movement personnel, custody measurement people, metering engineers and process engineers who have limited direct understanding of Liquid Bulk handling operations and as a base workshop for trainees with little or no experience of Liquid Bulk handling operations. The attendees can be but not limited to:

  • Marine Terminal Facility Managers and Coordinators
  • Terminal Superintendents, Supervisors and Engineers
  • Safety and Environmental Managers, Engineers and Officers
  • Oil & Gas Captains, Officers and Chief Engineers
  • Ship Inspectors
  • Spill Management Team Members
  • Oil & Liquefied Gas Transfer Supervisors
  • Marine Shipping Coordinators
Course Outline


Introduction to the Guidance & Requirements Of The International Organisations, ISGOTT & SIGTTO

  • IMO
  • SOLAS & MARPOL Conventions Requirements
  • The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
  • The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
  • The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)
  • Marine Terminal Competence and Training Guide (MTCOT)
  • ISGOTT in its latest version (Version 6)
  • SIRE Inspection
  • IGC Code
  • ISPS Code


ISGOTT Part 1 General Information

  • Basic Properties and Hazards of Petroleum
  • Flammability
  • LEL and UEL
  • Characteristics of hydrocarbon and concept of Toxicity
  • Gas Evolution and Measurement
  • Gas measurement & Sampling
  • Minimising Hazards from Vented Gas
  • Fixed & Portable hydrocarbon gas detection systems
  • The hazards associated with handling, storing and carrying residual fuel oils
  • Static Electricity
  • Principles of electrostatics
  • General precautions against electrostatic hazards
  • Other possible sources of electrostatic hazards
  • Managing Hazards and Risks for Ship and Terminal
  • Management system
  • Risk management
  • Stop Work Authority Lock-out/Tag-out
  • Control of hazardous energy
  • Personal safety
  • Preventing fire and explosion Control of potential ignition sources
  • Electrical equipment and installations in hazardous areas
  • Fire Protection
  • Theory of firefighting
  • Types of fire and appropriate extinguishing agents
  • Fixed & Portable fire extinguishers
  • International shore fire connection
  • Protective clothing
  • Automatic fire detection systems
  • Security
  • Security Threat and risk assessment
  • Security plans
  • Responsibilities under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code
  • Human Factor
  • Risk assessment Procedures Leadership
  • Stop work Authority
  • Manning Level
  • Training, Experience & Competence

ISGOTT Part 2 Tanker Information

  • Management of Safety and Emergencies
  • The International Safety Management (ISM) Code
  • Work planning and permit to work systems
  • Management of contractors
  • Managing Simultaneous Operations
  • Enclosed Spaces
  • Enclosed space entry safety Management & Authorization
  • Identifying enclosed spaces
  • The hazards of enclosed space atmospheres
  • General requirements & precautions
  • Work in enclosed spaces
  • Rescue and evacuation from enclosed spaces
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment
  • Shipboard Systems
  • Loading and discharging arrangements
  • Fixed Inert Gas systems
  • Venting systems
  • Cargo and ballast systems
  • Shipboard Operations
  • Cargo operations
  • Tank cleaning
  • Gas freeing
  • Crude Oil Washing
  • Ballast operations
  • Cargo measurement, ullaging, dipping and sampling



ISGOTT Part 3 Marine Terminal Information

  • Marine Terminal Administration
  • Marine Terminal Information System
  • Documentation
  • Marine Terminal Operations
  • Limiting conditions for operations
  • Electrical storms
  • Double banking
  • Tanker/terminal access
  • Over the tide cargo operations
  • Operations where the tanker is not always afloat
  • Generation of pressure surges in pipelines
  • Reduction of pressure surge hazard
  • Pigging
  • Marine Terminal Systems and Equipment
  • Electrical equipment
  • Lifting equipment
  • Lighting
  • Tanker/terminal electrical isolation
  • Earthing and bonding practice in the terminal
  • Cargo Transfer Equipment
  • Marine Loading Arms
  • Cargo hoses
  • Vapour Emission Control Systems
  • Cargo transfer drainage and containment
  • Emergency Shutdown systems
  • Marine Terminal Fire Protection
  • Marine terminal fire protection
  • Alarm and signaling systems
  • Detection and alarm systems at terminals
  • Firefighting equipment
  • Access for firefighting services
  • Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation
  • Overview
  • Hierarchy of emergency scenarios
  • Terminal emergency plan (components and procedures)
  • Spill response plan
  • Emergency evacuation and personnel escape routes
  • Training for emergencies and emergency exercises
  • Emergency removal of tanker from berth

ISGOTT Part 4 Ship/Shore (Tanker/Terminal) Interface

  • Communications
  • Procedures and precautions
  • Pre-arrival exchange of information
  • Pre-berthing exchange of information
  • Pre-transfer conference
  • Agreed loading / discharge plan
  • Agreement to carry out repairs
  • Mooring and Berthing
  • Mooring safety
  • Security of moorings
  • Preparations for arrival
  • Berthing at jetty berths
  • Berthing at buoy moorings
  • Tanker and Terminal Precautions for Cargo Operations
  • External openings in superstructures
  • Central air conditioning and ventilation systems
  • Openings in cargo tanks
  • Inspecting a tanker’s cargo tanks before loading
  • Marine cargo inspectors
  • Spills and leaks
  • Firefighting while the ship is alongside a terminal
  • Firefighting while in proximity to other ships
  • Notices
  • Manning requirements
  • Control of vehicles and other equipment
  • Helicopter operations
  • Bunkering Operation
  • Bunkering Safety Checklist
  • The Ship/Shore Safety Checklist
  • Composition of the Ship/Shore Safety Checklist
  • Example safety letter
  • Instructions for completing the Ship/Shore
  • Ship/Shore Safety Checklist (SSSCL)



SIGTTO Gas Carrier / Terminal Information

  • Introduction to liquified Gases
  • LNG
  • LPG
  • Safe jetty designs & Operation
  • Properties of Liquefied Gases
  • Chemical properties
  • Physical properties
  • Principles of refrigeration
  • Inert gas and nitrogen
  • Hydrate formation
  • Spillage of liquefied gas
  • Liquid and vapour densities
  • Flammability
  • Principles of Gas Carrier Design
  • The gas carrier codes
  • Cargo containment systems
  • Gas carrier types & layout
  • Surveys and certification
  • The Ship — Equipment and Instrumentation
  • Cargo pipelines and valves
  • Cargo pumps, heaters & vaporisers
  • Reliquefication plants and boil-off control
  • Cargo compressors and associated equipment
  • Inert gas and nitrogen systems
  • Electrical equipment in gas dangerous spaces
  • Temperature, Pressure & Level Monitoring Instrumentation
  • Custody transfer systems
  • The Terminal — Equipment and Instrumentation
  • Cargo transfer systems
  • Shore storage / containment systems
  • Pumps, compressors and heat exchangers
  • Temperature, Pressure & Level Monitoring Instrumentation
  • Fire-fighting Equipment Inspection, maintenance and training



SIGTTO Gas Carrier / Terminal Operation & Interface

  • The Ship/Shore Interface
  • Supervision and control
  • Communications Prior Tanker arrival, Alongside the jetty & During Cargo Operation
  • Ship/Shore safety check list
  • Berthing and mooring
  • Connection and disconnection of cargo hoses and hard arms
  • Cargo handling procedures
  • Linked Emergency shut-down systems
  • Terminal booklet — Information and Regulation
  • Cargo Handling Operations
  • Tank inspection
  • Loading procedures
  • The loaded voyage
  • Operation of the reliquefication plant
  • LNG boil-off as fuel
  • Discharging procedures
  • Ship-to-ship transfer
  • Cargo Measurement and Calculation
  • Special practices for gas cargoes
  • Density in air and density in vacuum
  • LNG quantification
  • Shore measurement versus ship measurement
  • Corrections to Vessel Trim & List
  • Ship/shore calculation procedures
  • Cargo documentation
  • Personal Health and Safety
  • Cargo hazards
  • Flammability
  • Toxicity
  • Entry into enclosed spaces
  • Personal protection
  • Emergency Procedures
  • The principal hazards
  • Liquefied gas fires & fighting procedures
  • Emergency procedures
  • Emergency release and emergency shutdown
  • Removal of ship from berth


  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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