Crew Safety Standards and Training for Large LNG Carriers (eBook)

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September 2003

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Crew Safety Standards and Training for Large LNG Carriers (eBook)

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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 and 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 LNG and petroleum gas. 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 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.



1 Introduction
1.2 Summary of Requirements, Interpretations, and Recommendations
1.2.1 Requirements
1.2.2Interpretations 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




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

1 Introduction


This document has been prepared primarily for the guidance of ship owners and operators who may be entering LNG ship operation for the first time.


It highlights the salient statutory requirements for the training of LNG tanker crews and the provisions of the International Standards of Training and Watch Keeping Convention (STCW), as it applies to gas tankers.


It also provides advice on the application of the International Safety Management Code to the training and management of tanker crews.


In all these matters, it draws heavily on the experience of SIGTTO member companies that have extensive operating experience with this class of vessel. Hence, it may be considered, as a guide to current best industry practice.


The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) is an international body established for the exchange of technical information and experience, between members of the industry, to enhance the safety and operational reliability of gas tankers and terminals. Learn more:

Title: Crew Safety Standards and Training for Large LNG Carriers (eBook)
Subtitle: Esssential best practices for the industry
Number of Pages: 44
Product Code: WS1059EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-257-9 (9781856092579), ISBN 10: 1-85609-257-7 (1856092577)
Published Date: September 2003
Author: SIGTTO

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