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SIRE Focus Group Meeting. INTERTANKO Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS) 22 nd January 2008 Capt Howard N. Snaith Director, Marine, Ports, Terminals, Environmental & Chemical Section INTERTANKO. TOTS Historical Background.

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Sire focus group meeting
SIRE Focus Group Meeting


Tanker Officer Training Standards


22nd January 2008

Capt Howard N. Snaith

Director, Marine, Ports, Terminals, Environmental & Chemical Section


Tots historical background
TOTS Historical Background

  • Objective to provide a coordinated response by INERTANKO that will address increase in tanker accidents

  • Provide a level of comfort to Oil/Cos by a structured, controlled process to enhance competency based training & verification of understanding of compliance with today’s rules & regulations.

  • Ease compliance with Officer Matrix Requirements.

  • Provide comparable level of comfort that the team onboard will operate the tanker environmentally aware & safe.

  • The General Concept was endorsed by INTERTANKO Council (March 2007).

Project partners
Project Partners

Vetting Committee


Warsash Maritime Academy

  • Simulator Training/Verification

    Malaysian Maritime Academy

  • Engineering Skills/Modules


  • CBA Verification

TOTS Working Group

Stage 1 completed
Stage 1 Completed

  • Develop- the standard & concept of TOTS.

  • Demonstrate Improved Standards

  • Show how it will fill the “experience gap”.

  • Show how it can be built around what exists today.

  • Show how it fits into TMSA and how TMSA can be used as part of the verifying process.

  • Show there is “no” conflict or duplication of effort.

  • Summarise how the system will work in practice.

Overview of stage 2
Overview of Stage 2

TOTS contains Four Elements

1. TOTS: Company Based Training Record Books:

Time in Rank & Time in Company

2. TOTS: Computer Based Assessment

Time in Rank

3. TOTS: Company Verification/CBA

Time with Company

4. TOTS: Ship Specific Practical Simulator Verification/Training

Tanker Type Specific Time in Rank

What exists today statutory officer entry level core competency
What exists Today ?Statutory: Officer Entry Level Core Competency

  • Tanker Familiarisation Course: IMO Model Course 1.01

  • This exists today and is a core competency based entry standard for a person coming into the tanker industry, it does not supply the required level of comfort

What exists today statutory tanker endorsements stcw reg v 1 2 2
What exists Today? Statutory (Tanker Endorsements) STCW Reg V/1 2.2

Currently under review by the IIG & IMO; Expansion & Enhancement.

  • Currently the T/E does not supply the level of comfort

  • IIG Proposals to expand elements to shore staff

  • IIG Proposals to increase sea time requirements

  • TOTS is “not” a replacement Endorsement

  • TOTS is “not” an alternative Endorsement.

Tots voluntary time in rank
TOTS Voluntary: Time in Rank

3 x “Time in Rank” Training Record Books

  • 1A: Command Module (Master and Chief Officer)

  • 1B: Senior Engineering Officers

  • 1C: Junior Officer Tanker Module (Deck and Engine)

    Each also address The Human Element

Tots voluntary time in rank1
TOTS Voluntary: Time in Rank

Human Element addressed CRM:

  • Situational awareness

  • Planning & Decision making

  • Communications

  • Teamwork

  • Emotional climate

  • Stress

  • Managing Stress

  • Commercial Organisational Pressures & Morale

  • Fatigue

1 tots voluntary time in company
1. TOTS Voluntary. Time in Company

Record Book 1D

1 x Generic Record Book Module

  • Company operating systems and ISM Procedures.

  • Company Security Requirements

  • Occupational Health & Safety

2 tots cba time in rank
2. TOTS: CBA - Time in Rank

  • CBA to verify candidates understanding of “Time in Rank”

  • CBA = 3000 Question Total Dataset

  • 18-20 CBA assessments each Record book

  • Final over-all CBA under exam conditions

    Follows The Candidate

3 tots cba time with company
3. TOTS: CBA - Time with Company

  • CBA based company verification process to verify candidates understanding of “Time with Company”

    (TMSA 3A Stage 4.0,3B Stage 3.4 & 6A Stage 4.2)

  • Tailor made Company Specific

    Change Company? Then Re-Train

4 ship specific practical simulator verification training
4. Ship Specific Practical Simulator Verification/Training

  • Models of simulator standards

  • Simulator designed to TOTS standard by any externally accredited Maritime Training Centre

  • Trains & Verifies tanker type knowledge in three areas

    • Crude Oil Module

    • Product Module

    • Chemical Module

  • The training and experience gained in sections 1 & 2 is practically verified by simulator

  • Standards

    INTERTANKO Actively seeking approval of the TOTS standard by independent bodies:

    • Nautical Institute

    • Institute of Marine Engineers

      TOTS Completed 10th April 2008

      TOTS Launch Date 21st April 2008