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September 2003


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Crew Safety Standards and Training for Large LNG Carriers

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This book provides guidance for shipowners and operators who are new to LNG ship operation. It highlights the relevant statutory requirements for training LNG tanker crews, the STCW that are applicable to gas tankers, and the application of the ISM Code (for training and management of tanker crews). This book draws on the experience of SIGTTO member companies who have extensive operating expertise in this area.

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The book outlines current practice in LNG ship management companies, particularly in relation to training and experience, and looks at the operational risks involved in gas tanker and terminal operations that arise from transport, storage and transfer of liquefied natural gas and petroleum gas. The risks involved are unique to this industry and as a result require specific measures to manage them within tolerable limits. Gas terminals are often sited within established ports, meaning that the operations of the port and gas terminals serving them have a common operational environment. This means that the industry members have gained invaluable experience in carrying out gas operations in a port environment.

 

This book highlights the risks involved when managing gas shipping operations, which is useful information for those administering ports and providing essential services within port areas.

This guide draws heavily on SIGTTO’s Information Paper 14, first published in 1997. The paper expounds a doctrine of protective location for gas terminals, and argues that, to eliminate the major risk elements, gas operations should be located in areas where there is no exposure to uncontrolled threats from outside their operating environment.

 

Operators require both a systematic assessment of operating risk and a range of risk reduction measures that can be tailored to specific situations. The guidance and information provided in this book aims to satisfy these needs.

Contents

1      Introduction

1.2    Summary of Requirements, Interpretations, and Recommendations

1.2.1    Requirements

1.2.2    Interpretations and Recommendations

2      Applicable Rules, Standards and Guidelines

2.1.1    STCW Convention

2.1.2    SOLAS Convention (The ISM Code and the IGC Code)

2.1.3    Industry Guidelines and Customs of the Trade

2.1.4    National Regulation

2.2    The STCW Convention

2.2.1    General

2.2.2    Training Records

2.2.3    Certification

2.2.4    Experience

2.2.5    Induction Training

2.3    Safety Management Systems and the IGC Code

2.3.1    The Central Role of the SMS

2.3.2    Important Areas for Special Training and Awareness

2.3.3    Training Records

2.3.4    USCG Requirements

2.4    Industry Guidelines and Customs of the Trade

2.4.1    The Cargo Engineer

2.4.2    Computer Based Training (C.B.T)

2.4.3    On-going Training and Cargo Simulators

2.4.4    Ship Manoeuvring Characteristics

2.4.5    Reviewing Training Needs

2.4.6    Training Issues in Shipyard Practice

2.4.7    Publications for Onboard Training

References

Appendices

Appendix 1   Extracts from the STCW Convention and Code

Appendix 2   Extracts from SOLAS Convention

Appendix 3   Extracts from the ISM Code

Appendix 4   Extracts from the IGC Code

Appendix 5   Onboard Gas Familiarisation Training Programme

Appendix 6   Example of Contents for the Cargo Operations Manual

Appendix 7   Example of Contents for the Machinery Manual

Appendix 8   Glossary

The purpose of SIGTTO is to promote shipping and terminal operations for liquefied gases which are safe, environmentally responsible and reliable. To fulfil this mission it will:

  • Proactively develop best operating practices and guideline

  • Sustain a learning environment by sharing lessons learned

  • Promote training and development of all within the industry

  • Foster mutually beneficial relationships with regulatory authorities and other stakeholders

  • Conduct its business with professionalism and integrity

Title: Crew Safety Standards and Training for Large LNG Carriers
Subtitle: Esssential best practices for the industry
Number of Volumes: 1
Number of Pages: 44
Product Code: 4400W007
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-257-9 (9781856092579), ISBN 10: 1-85609-257-7 (1856092577)
Published Date: September 2003
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 230 mm
Weight: 0.30 kg

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