Basic IGF Code IMTC

Basic Training for Ships using Fuel covered within the IGF Code (IGFB)

"Owners who choose to be proactive will ensure their readiness to operate ships on alternative fuels for the future."

The aim of the course is to provide training to meet the minimum mandatory requirements for training and certification for masters, officers, ratings and other personnel for service on ships using fuels covered within the IGF Code, as per Regulation A-V/3 and Section A-V/3-1 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, hereafter referred to as STCW.

At IMO, MARPOL Annex VI has undergone amendments from time to time to incorporate the revised requirements on the reduction of pollutants in emissions from ships. In the quest to reduce SOX, NOX, and CO2 emissions from ships, enhanced research is leading to use of alternative fuels for the propulsion system.

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.

Officers and ratings joining ships fueled by Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels eg LNG, CNG, LPG, Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol, etc. shall need to undergo Basic / Advanced safety training on the handling of such volatile fuels during bunkering, storage and transfer.

This course will enable the participants to apply for Basic COP to sail on SHIPS USING FUEL COVERED WITHIN THE IGF CODE.

Duration: 5 days

Target Group: Any seafarer who has completed the four Basic Safety courses, under STCW Regulation VI/1 and Section A-VI/1

Course Content:

  • Basic design and operational characteristics
  • Fuel systems and fuel storage
  • Properties of fuels used
  • Cargo hazards and controls
  • Use of safety data sheets/practicals
  • Gas measuring instruments
  • Use of specialized safety equipment
  • Safe working practices
  • Fire fighting equipment and methods
  • Fire fighting - practicals