Liquid cargo properties

For a safe and effective working environment on board, it is essential that seafarers working in particular areas have an understanding of liquid cargo properties, including petroleum, liquefied gases and chemicals.

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Liquid cargoes can be very hazardous if it is not handled correctly and suitable protective equipment is used. Discussing such topics as general properties and chemical symbols and structures, this module includes themes listed in STCW Code cp. V section A-V/1.1-1.4.  There is also a section covering hazards associated with common chemicals.

Legislation & references

STCW as amended

  • General Properties
  • Chemical symbols and structures
  • Properties and hazards of crude oil/oil products
  • Properties and hazards of gas
  • Properties and hazards of chemicals
Duration 60 minutes
Target groups
  • Deck - Operational
  • Deck - Support
  • Engine - Management
  • Engine - Operational
  • Engine - Support
  • Vestfold University College, Norway
  • Seagull AS
Related information
Ship types:
STCW: Cargo Handling & Stowage