Fuel Handling - LNG Ships

The use of LNG as a marine fuel is growing. LNG is potentially more hazardous than conventional marine fuels. However, when handled professionally, the risks can be mitigated and avoided, to the benefit of not only the fuel costs but also the vessel emission profile, and prolonged machinery service intervals. This course gives seafarers involved in the fuel handling onboard an introduction to the use of gases and other low-flashpoint fuels.

What you'll learn:
  • The gas in question as a fuel.
  • The technical properties of liquid and compressed gas.
  • Flammable limits.
  • Ignition sources.
  • Risk reducing and consequence reducing measures.
  • Rules and procedures that must be followed during normal operations.
  • Rules and procedures that must be followed in emergency situations.
  • Introduction to LNG
  • LNG Systems
  • Generic Bunkering Information
  • Operational Bunkering Procedures
  • Safety Systems & Emergency Response
Course prerequisites:

Seafarers responsible for designated safety duties.

Course reference:

In accordance with interim guidance on Training for seafarers on ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels, IMO STCW.7/Circ.23, 2014-12-09.

Course developer:

The course is delivered and by Johan Rindmyr and Klas Ljungmark. Developed in accordance with Shipgaz Training's quality manual.