LPG Shipping Suggested Competency Standards

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January 2008
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290 mm
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210 mm
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In 2007, SIGTTO set up a series of working groups to bring together the LPG shipping experience on fully pressurised, semi-pressurised/semi-refrigerated and fully refrigerated LPG carriers and ethylene carriers. This led to creation of the best practice standards collated into this book and formally adopted by the SIGTTO board in May 2008. The standards have been written using the ‘competence based methodology’ that is widely used in STCW and the industry in general.

This book is for anyone serving on an LPG carrier, as either deck or engine officer, or any operator who has LPG carriers or ethylene carriers in their fleet. The book builds on the competency-related work carried out by SIGTTO in the LNG sector and provides information on the minimum standards that officers should be trained to and the knowledge that underpins it.

This book should be used as guidance and is not considered to be mandatory. However, the standards represent the current best practice for operational training standards for officers and should be considered by an individual or company for adoption.

In 2006, SIGTTO published a set of standards for the LNG shipping industry, a move that was welcomed by members, but that created a demand for a similar set of standards for the LPG Industry.

LPG shipping, while a more ‘mature’ market when compared to LNG, continues to expand and remains a critically important part of the Shipping Industry. The issues and challenges of LPG shipping need to remain at the front of the industry’s mind if it is to maintain its excellent safety record.

This set of standards will form the default minimum for best practice. We believe that they can and should be built upon by operators, who are encouraged to develop additional appropriate standards for their own operations and ships. We also believe that these standards should be improved upon or adapted where necessary to provide standards that are truly relevant and usable.

In early 2007, SIGTTO set up a new working group to tap into the experience that was held within its membership. The standards that emerged from that exercise have been collated into this book and were formally adopted by the SIGTTO board in Athens on the 14th?May 2008. They have been written using the ‘competence based methodology’ that is widely used in STCW and the industry in general.

As a guidance document, this set of standards is not, and cannot be considered mandatory. However, we do believe that they represent current best practice for operational training standards for Officers and so they should at least be considered for adoption by the individual or the company.

Deck – Management

(1) Develop Familiarisation and Understanding of LPG Transportation Requirements

(2) Manage and Operate Safety Systems and Equipment

(3) Prepare and Implement a Detailed Plan for the Entire Cargo Cycle

(4) Monitor and Review Cargo Operations

(5) Plan for and Manage Cargo Operations Under Non-Standard Conditions

(6) Plan for and Manage Cargo Operations Under Emergency Conditions

(7) Ensure the Integrity of Cargo Containment, Cargo Equipment and Cargo Related Spaces

(8) Develop an Awareness of the Commercial Aspects of LPG Transportation

Deck – Operational

(1) Develop Familiarisation and Understanding of LPG Transportation Requirements

(2) Manage and Operate Safety Systems and Equipment

(3) Execute Planned Cargo Cycle Operations

Cargo Equipment – Management

(1) Develop Familiarisation and Understanding of LPG Transportation Requirements

(2) Manage and Operate Safety Systems and Equipment

(3) Ensure Effectiveness of the Entire Cargo Cycle

(4) Plan for and Manage Cargo Operations Under Non-Standard Conditions

(5) Plan for and Manage Cargo Operations Under Emergency Conditions

(6) Ensure Effectiveness of Maintenance, Testing and Inspection of Cargo Equipment and Spaces

(7) Control the Operation of Cargo Reliquefaction Equipment and Associated Systems

(8) Ensure Integrity of Electrical Plant and Control Systems

Cargo Equipment – Operational

(1) Develop Familiarisation and Understanding of LPG Transportation Requirements

(2) Manage and Operate Safety Systems and Equipment

(3) Execute Planned Cargo Cycle Operations

(4) Plan for and Manage Cargo Operations Under Non-Standard Conditions

(5) Plan for and Manage Cargo Operations Under Emergency Conditions

(6) Maintain the Integrity of Cargo Containment, Cargo Equipment and Cargo Related Spaces

Underpinning Knowledge

Recommended References

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:
64
ISBN:
9781905331260
Published Date:
January 2008
Binding Format:
Paperback
Book Height:
290 mm
Book Width:
210 mm
Weight:
0.3 kg
Author:

SIGTTO