Mariner Training

Most ships today use a petroleum-based fuel but a new category of ships are being built because of the the environmental benefits and the abundance of alternative fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG). Some operators are retrofitting existing ships to use these fuels in the future and at the same time operators must make sure that mariners employed on these ships are properly trained with regard to these low-flashpoint fuels. To achieve this need, there is currently a training and certification process serving as a resource for these new standards and this will help ensure that mariners who serve on LNG carriers that use the boil-off from their cargo as a fuel source receive proper training. New training standards must ensure mariners can safely handle and operate the specialized and modified equipment involved with alternate fuels because there are differences between ships that carry liquefied natural gas as cargo and vessels that only specifically use gases or low-flashpoint fuels as a fuel source. The authors are developing training tailored to ensure safe and efficient LNG-as-fuel operations by applying the lessons learned from LNG cargo operations and assessing duties and the operational risks.


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  • Accession Number: 01609794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2016 10:47AM