Training

Cryopeak Provides LNG Training in B.C.

October 5, 2016 in LNG, Marine, Training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hands-On LNG Safety Training for More BC Ferries and Seaspan

Cryopeak reports completing liquefied natural gas safety training for more than 100 mariners from BC Ferries and Seaspan Ferries, which have committed to deploying LNG-fueled passenger and freight ferries, respectively, in the Vancouver area.
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Coast Guard Issues LNG Advisories

January 27, 2016 in LNG, Marine, Regulations, Training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Documents on LNG Bunkering and on Workforce Development

LGCNCOE, the U.S. Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise, has released two documents related to liquefied natural gas bunkering. The first is a set of recommendations and best practices, and the second relates to workforce development.

LGCNCOE, the U.S. Coast Guard's Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise, is based in Port Arthur, Texas.

LGCNCOE, the U.S. Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise, is based in Port Arthur, Texas.

“It is critically important for all parties,” states a bulletin from LGCNCOE Cmdr. Jason Smith, “to fully understand the risks that are presented when transferring LNG.

‘Hazards Must Be Recognized’

“While LNG can be handled safely,” Smith noted, the clean fuels’ “cryogenic, asphyxiant, and flammability hazards must be recognized and mitigated in order to avoid serious personnel injury, vessel damage, and/or other harmful effects.”

The two bulletins may be viewed via this link.

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Source: U.S. Coast Guard with HHP Insight follow-up

GTI Collaborative Training for JaxPort

September 9, 2015 in Education, LNG, Marine, Rail, Training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GTI and Partners Including FAS Instruct Jacksonville First Responders

The Gas Technology Institute and partners including FAS, the Fire Academy of the South at Florida State College, have trained more than 150 stakeholders and first responders in and around the Port of Jacksonville in liquefied natural gas awareness.
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GTI Steps Up LNG Marine Training

July 1, 2015 in LNG, Marine, Training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Modules to Tailor Training to a Specific Client’s Needs’

The Illinois-based Gas Technology Institute is preparing new course on liquefied natural gas, including the eight-hour Intro to LNG as a Marine Fuel now slated for September 21 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria in Houston.

“This one-day course is a primer for anyone interested in learning the basics of using low flashpoint fuels like LNG in marine propulsion,” GTI says. “The course explores the current and planned infrastructure, the properties of LNG as a marine fuel, responding to a release, the current regulatory framework, and the basics of the types of bunkering technologies and their operations.”

GTI-logoIn addition to the introductory course, “We are developing a set of modules that can be used to tailor training to a specific client’s needs,” says GTI course leader Margaret Doyle.

Among the topics to be covered are

  • Margaret Kaigh Doyle

    Margaret Kaigh Doyle

    Properties and Hazards of LNG;

  • Rules and Regulations for LNG as a Marine Fuel;
  • LNG-Fueled Vessel Design, Fuel Storage, and Gas Fuel Systems;
  • LNG Fuel Transfer Operations;
  • Bunkering Safety;
  • General Bunkering Operations Overview; and
  • Emergency Operations.

Doyle is a longstanding 
appointed
 member of
 the U.S. Coast 
Guard Chemical
 Transportation
 Advisory
 Committee. She 
chairs the CTAC 
subcommittee
 developing
 recommendations 
for safety standards for the design of vessels carrying natural gas as a cargo or fuel.

GTI has slated Fundamentals of Baseload LNG: Markets, Technology, Economics for September 21, also at the Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria.

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Source: Gas Technology Institute with HHP Insight follow-up

 

IMO Panel Sets Gas- Fueled Ships Rules

June 17, 2015 in LNG, Marine, Regulations, Training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

MSC Votes on New Mandatory Provisions for SOLAS Effective 2017,
Goal-Oriented Approach to Minimize Risk to Ship Crew, Environment

New rules governing liquefied natural gas and other gaseous fuels for ships were set by the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee at meetings this month in London.
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How USMRC Training Helped Harvey Gulf

April 8, 2015 in Education, LNG, Marine, Training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Courses Were Key for the Crews of America’s First LNG Ship,
Meanwhile the Second Is to Be Delivered to Shell This Summer

The United States Maritime Resource Center is talking up its role in training the crew of Harvey Gulf International Marine’s Harvey Energy, the offshore supply that is the first-ever U.S.-flag ship designed to operate primarily on LNG.
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USMRC/MSI Slates Further LNG Training

July 16, 2014 in LNG, Marine, Training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five Multi-Day Sessions Scheduled Through December

The Rhode Island-based U.S. Maritime Resource Center’s Maritime Simulation Institute has scheduled five additional liquefied natural gas training courses through the end of year.
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MSI Training for Harvey Gulf in July

May 4, 2014 in LNG, Marine, Training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Maritime Simulation Institute Began Developing Courses Last Year

Rhode Island’s Maritime Simulation Institute will conduct its first liquefied natural gas bunkering safety training course for New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine in July. Courses will be offered at MSI facilities at Texas A&M outside Houston and at MFA, the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, west of Boston.
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MSI LNG Safety Training for Harvey

November 8, 2013 in LNG, Marine, Training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Rhode Island Firm Developing Course for Bunkering Persons-in-Charge

The Middletown, R.I.-based Maritime Simulation Institute is developing an LNG bunkering safety training course for Harvey Gulf International Marine as Harvey prepares to launch its first dual fuel offshore supply vessel – which it intends to run primarily on liquefied natural gas.
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