Crew Safety Standards and Training for Large LNG Carriers - Essential best practices for the industry

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Published Date:
January 2003
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297 mm
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210 mm
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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.

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.

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

SIGTTO

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: https://www.sigtto.org/about-us/

Number of Pages:
44
ISBN:
9781856092579
Published Date:
January 2003
Binding Format:
Paperback
Book Height:
297 mm
Book Width:
210 mm
Weight:
0.2 kg
Author:

SIGTTO