This course provides training for shipboard personnel officers to enable them to maintain and operate a ship in accordance with MARPOL 73/78, with a view to; protecting the marine environment against oil pollution from ships; ensuring safe and environmentally sound tanker operations; and preventing ships being delayed in port as a result of Port State Action. It will be covered in 4days of classroom instruction blended with a mixture of theoretical and practical experiences a competent and well experience faculty. It is being offered to seafarers who have some experience but individual agency representatives involved in education and training, recruitment, selection and development of maritime manpower may also take the course.