I am currently working on a GOM Frac boat. I am interested in taking a tankerman PIC DL course. I understand that I am required to participate in 10 transfers before I am able to take the class. I work as an AB (holding a 3rd mate ticket) and am oftentimes tasked to hose watch duties while taking on deisel and lube oil. The Chief on the boat says these transfers are not applicable to the sign offs because deisel is not a “dangerous liquid”. Is this accurate at all?
I would like to possibly seek employment on ATB’s but I need this PIC and am not sure if it is legit to get signed off by doing fuel transfers on my current vessel.