Gas Tanker Familiarization (GTF)


Course Description

This course is meant for officers and ratings assigned basic duties and responsibilities related to cargo/cargo equipment on board oil and Liquefied Gas Tanker.

The familiarization training for liquefied gas tanker is a mandatory course for obtaining of a level – 1 Gas Tanker Endorsement (DCE), which is a requirement under STCW Regulation V/1, for all seafarers wanting to serve on board liquefied gas tankers

5 Days
INR 8,000
20 Candidates

Learning objectives

  • Properties and hazards
  • cargo containment systems
  • the liquefied gas tanker
  • cargo equipment and instrumentation
  • tank environmental control
  • safety precautions and measures
  • ship/shore interface
  • emergency operations

Pre-Course Requirements

All Seafarers and who have completed a Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF), Elementary First Aid (EFA)


Assessment and Certification

Certificate from DG Shipping as per requirement of section A-V/1-2-1 pertaining to the minimum standard of competence in liquefied gas tankers familiarization training of the STCW code.


E-Learning and Exit Examination


Please note that all exit exams are now conducted online the DGS website and can only be attempted once the candidates have complete the requisite e-learning hours on the DGS website.

Candidates are allowed a total of three attempts only. If you do not pass on the third attempt, that particular course has to be repeated after paying the full course fees again. 

Note: As per DGS instructions it is mandatory to attempt the exit exams from the institute.