IGF - Basic Training

Öckerö Maritime Center 2 hours and 11 minutes

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the IGF Code. We will follow the fuel's way through the ship. Starting at bunkering to storage and finally, through the fuel system, you will also learn about managing potential risks.

The natural gas is cooled to –162° C, to enable efficient transportation and storage. When reaching this temperature, it changes state from gas to liquid and is referred to as LNG. Cooling it down reduces the space required by the gas 600 times.

The goals of this course are to provide you with a basic understanding of the fuel and fuel systems, risks associated with ship operations, risk management, safe routines, and firefighting theory. We will also talk about the handling of leakage, spills and ventilation of fuels.

When completing the course, you'll earn a proof of training certificate and can apply for a Basic Training Certificate according to STCW Code A-V3.1 from the Swedish Transport Agency. Before taking this course, you should have basic competence in fire prevention and fire fighting according to the STCW Code A-VI /1-2.



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Öckerö Maritime Center

Öckerö Maritime Center is a training center established in 1997 and is run by a non-profit organization. Our purpose is to educate professionals in the fisheries and shipping sector regarding safety, quality, and competence issues. Our policy is to provide high-quality training in maritime safety, and our goal is to be a resource for both fisheries and shipping companies. We aim to make you feel equally welcome, no matter the size of your organization. With our great knowledge and flexibility, we are your obvious partner.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 2 hours and 11 minutes
  5. Intended for: All staff on vessels subject to the IGF Code.
  6. Approved by:STA
  7. Reference: IMO’s IGF Code Part A-1, specific requirements for ships using natural gas as fuel). This course is developed in accordance with IMO’s STCW Code section A-V/3.1. IMO Model Course 7.13 (2019 Edition).