Basic training IGF Code (LNG as fuel)

Learn how to navigate safely on a vessel according to the IGF code

Sector Maritime shipping
Sectors Maritime shipping
Type of training Basic course
Duration 2 days
Price € 730,00 excl. VAT
Recognition Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport (ILT)

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  • Since January 1, 2017 the basic course ‘LNG as fuel’ is, according to the IGF Code, mandatory for crew on vessels using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels. The objective of the IGF Code is to minimize the risks for the ship, crew and surroundings. The training requirements have been elaborated in the STCW regulations for seafarers. The basic course is intended to introduce the crew members with specific characteristics of LNG and the corresponding work procedures. The course has received recognition from the Inspection Living Environment and Transport (Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport or ILT).

  • During the basic course ‘LNG as Fuel’ the emphasis is put on the characteristics of and working with LNG or other low flash-point fuels. Also plenty attention is paid to the practice, such as bunkering and incident control. The practical component takes place in the Fire & Safety Training Centre and in the tanker practice lab. The course is started with E-learning modules.

    The following topics will be addressed during this basic course:

    • characteristics of LNG
    • international regulation and guidelines
    • safe working methods with LNG-equipment
    • technical aspects related to LNG gas engines
    • bunkering procedures
    • maintenance and control of the LNG installation
    • emergency procedures
    • fire prevention and firefighting
  • At the end of this course:

    • you meet all requirements to get on board as a crew member of a ship that uses LNG (or other low-flashpoint fuels)
    • you will have been made aware of the specific characteristics of LNG and the working methods to work safely
    • you know what to do in case of an emergency
    • you will have knowledge of firefighting of an LNG fire
  • As a crew member you carry out activities on a ship that uses LNG as a fuel and you would like to continue carrying out those activities.

  • Entry requirements


    Type of training Basic course
    Duration 2 days
    Language Dutch, English, Nederlands
    Exams Yes (theory and practice)
    Certificate Yes (IFG-code)
    Course code SLNGB

    Prior to the beginning the course you receive an E-learning module, that you have to complete before the start of the course.

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3 reasons to choose this course

  • Practice with realistic situations in unique training facilities
  • Instructors and teachers with practical experience
  • Trained and certified in 2 days

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