The aim of the course is to provide training to meet the minimum mandatory requirements for training and certification for masters, deck officers, engineer officers and all personnel with immediate responsibility for the care and use of fuels and fuel systems on ships subject to the IGF code, as per Regulation A-V/3 and Section A-V/3-2 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 as amended, hereafter referred to as STCW.
The International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) aims to minimize the risk to ships, their crews and the environment, given the nature of the fuels involved. Ships engines designed to use gas or low-flashpoint liquids as fuel will be governed under the IGF Code requirements. These cleaner fuels will help meet the IMOâ€™s 2020 Sulphur emission cap and the 2025 Design Efficiency requirements.
Senior Officers joining ships fueled by Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels eg LNG, CNG, LPG, Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol, etc. shall need to undergo Advanced safety training on the handling during bunkering, storage and transfer of such volatile fuels. The course involves simulator training for bunkering of LNG fuel, storage and use as fuel in the engines.
Contents of the course:
- Understanding of the simple chemistry and physics related to the safe bunkering of fuels used onboard ships subject to the IGF Code.
- Ship design, systems and operational characteristics of IGF ships.
- Bunkering, storage and securing of IGF fuels.
- Safety and Control systems for bunkering and boil-off gas to the engine.
- Measurements and calculations
- Emergency procedure in case of spills and leaks
- Gas monitoring and Detection systems and associated instruments
- Develop safety instructions for tank entry and hot work based on risk assessment.