Advanced Training for ships using fuels covered within the IGF (IGFA)

Course Topics

  • Advanced Training for Ships using  Fuels Covered within the IGF Code - Course ID 5312
  • Physical and Chemical Properties of Fuels Aboard Ships Subject to the IGF Code
  • Introduction of LNG as Marine Fuel
  • Chemistry and Physics and the Relevant Definitions Related to Safe Bunkering and use of Fuels on  Board
  • Relevant Definitions Related to Safe Bunkering
  • Terminology
  • Chemistry and Physics of Liquefied Gases
  • Atoms and Molecules
  • Chemical Structure of Gases
  • Properties and Characteristics of Liquefied Gases 
  • Simple Gas Laws
  • States of Matter
  • Vapor Pressure/Temperature Relationship
  • Liquid and Vapor Densities
  • Diffusion and Mixing of Gases
  • Compression, Reliquefaction and Refrigeration of Gases
  • Critical Temperature of Gases and Pressure
  • Flashpoint, Upper and Lower Explosive Limits, Auto-Ignition Temperature
  • Compatibility, Reactivity and Positive Segregation of Gases
  • Chemical Reactivity and Compatibility Tables
  • Polymerization
  • Self-Reaction in Polymerization
  • Saturated Vapour Pressure/Reference Temperature
  • Dew Point and Bubble Point
  • Challenges of Sampling and Custody Transfer
  • Lubrication of Compressors
  • Hydrate Formation
  • Reaction with Air and Water
  • Properties of Single Liquid
  • Nature and Properties of Solution
  • Thermodynamic Units
  • Basic Thermodynamic Laws and Diagrams
  • Heat Transfer and Properties of Fluid
  • Gas Laws and Process Diagrams
  • Refrigeration Thermodynamics
  • Properties of Materials
  • Basic Thermodynamic Laws for Heat Loss
  • Strength of Materials and the Environment
  • Grade Selection of Steel
  • Temperature Boundary Conditions and Finite Element Analysis
  • Table of References for Strengths and Properties of Materials
  • Effect of Low Temperature Brittle Fracture
  • Alternative Fuels, their Properties and Perspectives
  • LNG Fuel
  • Other Alternative Fuels
  • Potential use of Alternative Fuels
  • Information Contained in a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Chemical Symbols and Safety Datasheet
  • Information on a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Operation Controls of Fuel Related to Propulsion Plant and Engineering Systems and  Safety Devices on Ships Subject to the IGF Code
  • Operating Principles of Marine Power Plants
  • Propulsion Technologies and Arrangements
  • Conventional Steam Turbine
  • Ultra-Steam Turbine UST or Reheat Steam Turbine RST
  • Dual Fuel Diesel Electric-DFDE
  • Slow Speed Diesel with Re-Liquefaction Plant
  • High Pressure Gas Injection Slow Speed Diesel-MEGI
  • Gas Turbine Combined Cycle (COGES)
  • Selection of Propulsion Systems
  • High Voltage System
  • Steam Turbine Propulsion
  • 2-Stroke Diesel Propulsion
  • Gas Turbine/Electric Propulsion
  • Dual-Fuel Electric Propulsion
  • Comparing Technologies
  • Main Propulsion Engines and Equipment
  • Engine Choices
  • Effective Control of Valve Timings in DF Engines
  • 4-Stroke Dual Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) Engines
  • 4-Stroke Gas only Engines
  • Dual Fuel 2-Stroke Low Pressure Diesel Engines
  • Dual Fuel 2-Stroke High Pressure Diesel Engines
  • Dual Fuel Engine: Cylinder Oil System
  • Ships' Auxiliary Machinery
  • Submerged LNG Pumps
  • Other Pump Details
  • Low Duty and High Duty Gas Compressors
  • Low and High Duty Compressors and Heaters
  • Gas Compressor Lubricating Oil System
  • Low Duty and High Duty Gas Heaters
  • Warm-up and Boil-Off Gas Heaters
  • Standard Vaporizer
  • Forcing Vaporizer
  • A Typical Vaporizer System
  • Marine Rngineering Terms
  • Gas Terminologies
  • Saturated Vapor Pressure
  • LNG Glossary
  • Perform and Monitor All Operations Related to the Fuels used on Ships Subject to the IGF Code
  • Design and Characteristics of Ships Under IGF Code
  • Conversion and Newbuilding for LNG Fuel
  • Learning from the LNG Trade
  • Wartsila Conversion to LNG Fuel
  • Ship Design, Systems and Equipment on Ships
  • LNG Storage and Containment
  • Membrane Tanks
  • Cargo Containment Systems
  • Independent Tanks
  • IMO Type A
  • IMO Type B
  • IMO Type C
  • Membrane Type
  • Insulation of Cargo Tanks
  • Positioning of LNG Fuel Tanks and Systems
  • Gas Fuel Storage Tanks
  • Terminologies Related to LNG Tank Atmosphere
  • LNG Tanks and Piping Systems
  • LNG Valves
  • Pressure Relief System
  • Ancillary Equipment
  • LNG Pumps
  • Cryogenic Heat Exchangers
  • Gas Heater
  • Vaporiser
  • Forcing Vaporiser
  • Nitrogen Production on Ships
  • Fuel System Theory and Characteristics, Types of Fuel System Pumps and Their Safe Operation
  • Fuel Gas Supply Systems
  • Double Wall Fuel Gas Piping 
  • Single Wall Fuel Gas Piping 
  • LNG Boil-Off Systems and Arrangements
  • Methanol as Fuel
  • Safe Procedures and Checklists for Taking Fuel tanks in and Out of Service
  • Tank Environmental Control
  • Tank Drying Methods - Inetting
  • Tank Drying Methods - Gassing up
  • Tank Drying Methods - Cooling down
  • Responsibilities of ShipmasterResponsibilities of Shipmaster While Arrival of Ships to Ports
  • Safety Precautions and Measures
  • Tank Atmosphere Evaluation
  • Control and Monitoring Systems
  • LNG - Instrumentation for LNG Fuel / Bunker Tank
  • Monitoring, Control and Alarm System
  • Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Level
  • Flow
  • Safety and Shut Down System
  • Fixed Gas Detection
  • Fixed Fire Detection
  • Portable Gas Detectors
  • Dual & Gas Fuel Engines Safety Functions
  • Ventilation System
  • Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas
  • Duel Fuel Diesel Engine Systems and Arrangements
  • Dual Fuel Diesel Engines
  • Low Pressure DFD Engines
  • Gas Fuel Supply Pipe
  • Supply and Control of Fuel Oil
  • High Pressure DFD Engines
  • Dual Fuel Supply System
  • Controlling the Gas Injection Valve and Pilot Fuel Valve 
  • Safety Measures 
  • Protection Against Explosions in DFD Engines
  • Measures to Prevent Spread of Damage Due to Explosion
  • DFD Engine Safety Measure
  • DFD Engine Unit Safety Measures
  • Monitoring, Alarms and Safety Devices 
  • BOG Combustion Units
  • Arrangements
  • Requirements Related to GCUs
  • Gas Fuel Supply Piping
  • Monitoring, Alarms and Safety Devices of Gas Compressor
  • Gas Burning and BOG Management
  • Boil-Off Gas Treatment Equipment
  • Boil-Off Gas Utilization Systems
  • Steam Turbine Propulsion Systems
  • Oil-fired Diesel Engine Propulsion System with Re-Liquefaction Unit 
  • Electric Propulsion System using Dual Fuel Diesel Generator Engines
  • Dual Fuel Diesel Engine Propulsion System
  • Construction and Strength of Gas Fuel Piping
  • Automatic Valves (Double Block and Bleed Valves)
  • Master Gas Valve and Automatic Gas Shut-Off Valve
  • Example of Gas Fuel Supply Piping
  • Requirements for Automatic and Remote Control Systems
  • Redundancy
  • Plan and Monitor Safe Bunkering, Stowage and Securing of the Fuel Subject to the IGF Code
  • General Knowledge of Ships Subject to the IGF Code
  • LNG Bunkering Challenges
  • Data Related to Bunkering, Storage and Securing of Fuels
  • LNG Bunkering Considerations
  • Tank Temperatures and Densities
  • Bunker Sampling Including Closed Loop Sampling  
  • LNG Sampling
  • LPG Sampling
  • Communications Between the Ship and the Terminal, Truck or the Bunker-supply Ship
  • Checklist for Communication- Truck to Ship
  • Checklist for Communication- Ship to Ship
  • Checklist for Communication- Bunker Station to Ship
  • Safety and Emergency Procedures
  • LNG Bunkering ESD System Layout
  • ESD Valve requirements
  • ESD Initiation and Testing
  • Ship Emergency Response Plans
  • Emergency Teams
  • sounding of Alarms
  • Safety Challenges, Mitigation and Emergency Response
  • Safety by Designs
  • Safety Management During Bunkering
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Operation of Bunkering Systems on Board Ships 
  • Bunkering Options
  • Truck-to-Ship
  • Ship-to-Ship
  • Shore-to-Ship
  • Portable Replacement Tank
  • Bunkering System Components
  • Marine Loading Arm
  • Emergence Release Systems
  • Remote Butterfly Valve and Manifold Reducers
  • Bunkering Operations
  • Pre-Operational Studies
  • LNG Bunkering Procedure
  • Bunkering Operations
  • Technical and Operational Aspects in the LNG Supply Chain
  • Fuel-System Measurements and Calculations
  • Custody Transfer
  • LNG Bunkering Calculation
  • Certificates and Documentation
  • Safe Management of Bunkering Operation
  • Three Operational Phases for STS Bunkering
  • Risk Analysis
  • Possible Outcome of LNG Spill Over Water
  • Categories of Outcomes after LNG Release
  • Arc Isolating Flange
  • Ship-Shore Linkage for Safety During Bunkering Operation
  • Precautions to Prevent Pollution of the Environment from the Release of Fuels from Ships Subject to the IGF Code
  • Effects of Pollution on Human and Environment
  • Environment Impact of Alternative Fuels
  • Methane as GHG
  • Methane and Formaldehyde
  • Health Impact of Alternative Fuel Handling
  • Measures to be Taken in the Event of Spillage / Leakage /Venting
  • Monitor and Control Compliance with Legislative Requirements
  • MARPOL and other IMO Instruments, Industry Guidelines and Port Regulations 
  • LNG Shipping Security
  • Proficiency for use of the IGF Code and Related Documents
  • Requirements of the IGF Code
  • Regulations for Alternative Fuels
  • Classification Society Requirements
  • Training Requirements
  • Crew Training for the LNG Fueled Ships
  • LNG Bunkering Operations Training Recommendations
  • Responder Training Recommendatior
  • Take Precautions to Prevent Hazards
  • Hazards and Control Measures, Associated with Fuel System Operations on Board Ships & Reactivity
  • Flammability and Explosion
  • Flammability of Methane
  • Precaution Against Sources of Ignition
  • Health Hazards
  • Toxicity
  • Major Hazards to Health
  • The Human Body and Health
  • Extremely Low Temperatures
  • Corrosion Hazards
  • Pressure Hazards
  • Inert Gas
  • Electrostatic Hazards
  • Polymerizing Cargoes
  • Other Hazards
  • Spillage Hazards
  • Cool Down and Rollover
  • Proficiency to Calibrate and Use Monitoring and Gas-Detection Systems, Instruments and Equipment
  • Portable Gas Monitor Design and Accuracy
  • Sensor Positioning and Calibration
  • Ship's Crew and Calibration of Equipment
  • Dangers of Non-Compliance with Relevant Rules/Regulations
  • Liquefied Gas Carriers entering US Ports
  • MARPOL and the US Laws
  • US Enforcement of  Annex VI
  • Ballast Water Management in the US
  • Harmonized Rules in EC for ship-Source Pollution
  • Pollution Casualties and Criminalization of Seafarers
  • Criminalization of Seafarers in Pollution Related Cases
  • Learning from Case Stories
  • Risk Assessment Method Analysis on Board
  • Managing Risk
  • Assessing Risk
  • Risk Assessment Methods
  • Risk Assessment Model
  • Develop Risk Analysis Related to Risks on Board Ships
  • Develop Safety Plans and Safety Instructions for Ships
  • Familiarity with Shipboard Systems
  • Hot Work, Enclosed Spaces and Tank Entry Including Permitting procedures
  • Occupational Health and Safety Precautions and Measures for Ships Under the IGF Code
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Personnel Safety Measures
  • Personal Toxicity Monitoring Equipment
  • Safe Working Practices and Procedures for Personal Shipboard Safety
  • Entering Enclosed Spaces
  • Use of Correct Equipment for Entering Enclosed Space
  • Cargo Machinery and Compressor Room Precautions
  • Repair and Maintenance Work
  • Hot and Cold Work
  • Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas
  • First Aid with Reference to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for Fuels Under IGF Code
  • Precautions for Cold Burn and Frostbite
  • First Aid Treatments
  • Injuries and Treatments
  • Intake of Poisons
  • Prevention, Control , Firefighting and Extinguishing Systems
  • Types of Leakage and LNG Fires
  • Methods and Fire-Fighting Appliances to Detect, Control and Extinguish Fires 
  • Regulations for Fire Detection and Alarm System
  • LNG Firefighting Organization
  • Firefighting Plans
  • Fire-Fighting Agents
  • Spill Containment
  • Fire Prevention and Equipment
  • Fire Safety
  • Key Terms in Fire Safety
  • Flammability and Explosion
  • Fire Hazards
  • Flash Point and Auto-Ignition
  • Characteristics of LNG Fires
  • Fire Detection and Protection
  • Fire Detection System
  • Fire Detectors and Alarms
  • Fire and Deck Wash System Using Fire Pumps
  • Water - Spray System
  • CO2 System
  • Dry Chemical System
  • Dry Powder System
  • DP Deck System
  • Fixed Fire-Fighting Foam
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Water Curtain and Deck Spray
  • Summary Points on LNG Firefighting

Advanced Training for Ships using  Fuels Covered within the IGF Code - Course ID 5312

Advanced Training for Ships using  Fuels Covered within the IGF Code - Course ID 5312




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Course Aims

This course is designed to give seafarers the education and training required to carry out shipboard operations on vessels using field covered within the IGF Code. It is designed for Masters, 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. Pursuant to Regulation V/3 Paragraph 8 of the STCW Convention, this course is in accordance with provisions of Section A-V/3, Paragraph 2 and covers the mandatory competencies and the required knowledge, understanding, and proficiencies set out in Table A-V/3-2 of the STCW Code, as amended.


Course Learning Objectives

After going through the course, the student should be able to,



Subject Area


Familiarity with physical and chemical properties of fuels aboard ships subject to the IGF Code


Basic knowledge and understanding of simple chemistry and physics and the relevant definitions related to safe bunkering and use of fuels used on board ships subject to the IGF Code


Understanding the information contained in a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) about fuels addressed by the IGF Code


Operate controls of fuel related to propulsion plant and engineering systems and services and safety devices on ships subject to the IGF Code


Operating principles of marine power plants


Ships' auxiliary machinery


Knowledge of marine engineering terms


Ability to safely perform and monitor all operations related to the fuels used on board ships subject to the IGF Code


Design and characteristics of ships subject to the IGF Code


Knowledge of ship design, systems and equipment found on ships subject to the IGF Code


Knowledge of fuel system theory and characteristics, including types of fuel system pumps and their safe operation on board ships subject to the IGF Code


Knowledge of safe procedures and checklists for taking fuel tanks in and out of service


Plan and monitor safe bunkering, stowage and securing of the fuel on board ships subject to the IGF Code


Ability to use all data available on board related to bunkering, storage and securing of fuels addressed by the IGF Code


Ability to establish clear and concise communications and between the ship and the terminal, truck or the bunker-supply ship


Knowledge of safety and emergency procedures for operation of machinery, fuel-and control systems for ships subject to the IGF Code


Proficiency in the operation of bunkering systems on board ships subject to the IGF Code


Proficiency to perform fuel-system measurements and calculations


Ability to ensure the safe management of bunkering and other IGF Code fuel related operations concurrent with other onboard operations, both in port and at sea


Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of fuels from ships subject to the IGF Code


Knowledge of the effects of pollution on human and environment


Knowledge of measures to be taken in the event of spillage / leakage / venting


Monitor and control compliance with legislative requirements


Knowledge and understanding of relevant provisions of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), as amended and other relevant IMO instruments, industry guidelines and port regulations as commonly applied


Proficiency in the use of the IGF Code and related documents


Take precautions to prevent hazards


Knowledge and understanding of the hazards and control measures associated with fuel system operations on board ships subject to the IGF Code


Proficiency to calibrate and use monitoring and fuel detection systems, instruments and equipment on board ships subject to the IGF Code


Knowledge and understanding of dangers of non-compliance with relevant rules/regulations


Knowledge and understanding of risks assessment method analysis on board ships subject to the IGF Code


Ability to elaborate and develop risks analysis related to risks on board ships subject to the IGF Code


Ability to elaborate and develop safety plans and safety instructions for ships subject to the IGF Code


Knowledge of hot work, enclosed spaces and tank entry including permitting procedures


Apply occupational health and safety precautions and measures on board a ship subject to the IGF Code


Proper use of safety equipment and protective devices


Knowledge of safe working practices and procedures in accordance with legislation and industry guidelines and personal shipboard safety


Basic knowledge of first aid with reference to a Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for fuels addressed by the IGF Code


Knowledge of the prevention, control and fire-fighting and extinguishing systems on board ships subject to the IGF Code


Knowledge of the methods and fire-fighting appliances to detect, control and extinguish fires of fuels addressed by the IGF Code #


STCW Advanced Training Requirements

Crew Training and Competence


  • Applies specifically to “Masters, engineer officers and all personnel with immediate responsibility for the care and use of fuels and fuel systems…
  • For a certificate in advanced training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code shall:
  • Have successfully completed the approved advanced training per table A-V/3-2; and
  • Completed at least one month of seagoing service with three bunkering operations (2 may be simulated)
  • May meet the requirements with “appropriate training and certification according to the requirements for service on liquefied gas tankers