Port Workers : Sampling of an Oil Tanker

Initial guidance for Surveyors to board the Oil Tanker and carry out Sampling Operations of Oil Cargoes.

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Course Overview

Sampling is an integral part of Cargo Survey onboard Oil Tankers. Since Oil Tankers carry Dangerous Cargoes with presence of highly toxic gases, the cargo sampling procedure is a job of a specialist. This course is a guidance to All Ship surveyors on the process of Cargo Sampling and includes all Safety precautions one must follow onboard while Sampling. It also includes the DOs & DONTs of Sampling onboard an Oil Tanker Ship. 

What are the requirements?

  • An account with emarineacademy.com
  • General knowledge of Surveying onboard a Ship

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To educate Ship Surveyors on Cargo Sampling procedures onboard an Oil Tanker
  • Prescribed Times & Prescribed equipment to use in Sampling process
  • Health & Safety precautions and correct use of Personal Protective Aids during Sampling
  • To understand risks of spillage, loss, contamination or misidentification of Samples

What is the target audience?

  • Cargo Surveyors boarding Oil Tanker Ships
  • All Personnel accompanying Cargo Surveyors
  • Ship's Crew & Officers

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Course Curriculum


  • Introduction
  • Learning Objectives of the Course

Sampling Procedure

  • Samples Transfer Procedure
  • Hazards and Safety measures while Sampling
  • Sample Spillage, Loss, Contamination or Misidentification
  • Health and Safety Precautions while Sampling


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