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Advanced Training For Ships Using Fuels Covered Within The IGF Code [D. G. Approved]

Entry Criteria:     
  • Any seafarer who has completed the four Basic safety courses, under STCW Regulation VI/1 and Section A-VI/1 and holds as a minimum a Certificate of Proficiency as watch keeping rating or a Certificate of Competency as an Officer on Watch, AND
  • Hold Certificate of Proficiency for Basic Training for ships using Fuels covered within the IGF Code.
  • Seafarers holding Basic or Advanced Level Gas Tanker Cargo endorsement / COP are not required to undertake this training.


  • Course Duration:     5 days



    Course Description

    The aim of the course is to provide training to meet the minimum mandatory requirements for training and certification for masters, deck officers, 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, as per Regulation A-V/3 and Section A-V/3-2 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 as amended, hereafter referred to as STCW.

    The International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) aims to minimize the risk to ships, their crews and the environment, given the nature of the fuels involved. Ships engines designed to use gas or low-flashpoint liquids as fuel will be governed under the IGF Code requirements. These cleaner fuels will help meet the IMO’s 2020 Sulphur emission cap and the 2025 Design Efficiency requirements.

    Senior Officers joining ships fueled by Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels eg LNG, CNG, LPG, Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol, etc. shall need to undergo Advanced safety training on the handling during bunkering, storage and transfer of such volatile fuels. The course involves simulator training for bunkering of LNG fuel, storage and use as fuel in the engines.

    Contents of the course:
    • Understanding of the simple chemistry and physics related to the safe bunkering of fuels used onboard ships subject to the IGF Code.
    • Ship design, systems and operational characteristics of IGF ships.
    • Bunkering, storage and securing of IGF fuels.
    • Safety and Control systems for bunkering and boil-off gas to the engine.
    • Measurements and calculations
    • Emergency procedure in case of spills and leaks
    • Gas monitoring and Detection systems and associated instruments
    • Develop safety instructions for tank entry and hot work based on risk assessment.

    Course Fees: INR 27,000/-







    Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the classroom course.

  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Copies of Passport, CDC, INDOS No.
  • Copy of COC (any rank) OR COP of Watchkeeping Rating
  • Copy of Basic Safety Course Cert
  • COP of Basic Training for Ships Using Fuels Covered within the IGF Code


  • For webinar course
    • Softcopy of passport size photo and above documents