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, 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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This book is primarily for the guidance of ship owners and operators entering LNG ship operation for the first time. It highlights the relevant statutory requirements for training LNG tanker crews, as well as the provisions of STCW that apply to gas tankers and advice on application of the ISM code. This book, which can be considered a guide to Industry best practice, draws heavily on the experience of the SIGTTO member companies that have extensive operating experience with this class of vessel.


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



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 (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

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