A trainee successfully completing this course will gain:
Familiarity with physical and chemical properties of fuels aboard ships subject to the IGF Code.
Ability to operate controls of fuel related to propulsion plant and engineering systems and services and safety
devices on ships subjekt to the IGF code.
Ability to safely perform and monitor all operations related to the fuels used on board ships subject to the IGF Code.
Ability to plan and monitor safe bunkering, stowage and securing of the fuel on board ships subject to the IGF code.
Ability to take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of fuels from ships subject to
the IGF code.
Ability to monitor and control compliance with legislative requirements.
Ability to take precautions to prevent hazards.
Ability to apply occupational health and safety precautions and measures on board a ship subject to the IGF code.
Knowledge of the prevention, control and firefighting and extinguishing systems on board ships subject to the IGF
Basic knowledge and understanding of simple chemistry and physics and the relevant definitions related to safe
bunkering and use of fuels used on board ships subject to the IGF Code.
Understanding the information contained in a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) about fuels addressed by the IGF Code.
Operating principles of marine power plants.
Ships’ auxiliary machinery.
Knowledge of marine engineering terms.
Design and characteristics of ships subject to the IGF Code.
Knowledge of ship design, systems, and equipment found on ships subject to the IGF Code.
Knowledge of fuel system theory and characteristics, including types of fuel system pumps and their safe operation
on board ships subject to the IGF Code.
Knowledge of safe procedures and checklists for taking fuel tanks in and out of service.
General knowledge of ships subject to the IGF Code.
Ability to use all data available on board related to bunkering, storage and securing of fuels addressed by the IGF
Ability to establish clear and concise communications and between the ship and the terminal, truck or the bunker-
Knowledge of safety and emergency procedures for operation of machinery, fuel- and control systems for ships
subject to the IGF Code.
Proficiency in the operation of bunkering systems on board ships subject to the IGF Code.
Proficiency to perform fuel-system measurements and calculations.
Ability to ensure the safe management of bunkering and other IGF Code fuel related operations concurrent with
other onboard operations, both in port and at sea.
Knowledge of the effects of pollution on human and environment.
Knowledge of measures to be taken in the event of spillage/leakage/ venting.
Knowledge and understanding of relevant provisions of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution
from Ships (MARPOL), as amended and other relevant IMO instruments, industry guidelines and port regulations as
Proficiency in the use of the IGF Code and related documents.
Knowledge and understanding of the hazards and control measures associated with fuel system operations onboard ships subject to the IGF code.
Proficiency to calibrate and use monitoring and fuel detection systems, instruments and equipment on board ships
subject to the IGF code.
Knowledge and understanding of dangers of non-compliance with relevant rules/regulations.
Knowledge and understanding of risks assessment method analysis on board ships subject to the IGF Code.
Ability to elaborate and develop risks analysis related to risks on board ships subject to the IGF Code.
Knowledge of hot work, enclosed spaces and tank entry including permitting procedures.
Proper use of safety equipment and protective devices.
Knowledge of safe working practices and procedures in accordance with legislation and industry guidelines and
personal shipboard safety.
Basic knowledge of first aid with reference to a Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for fuels addressed by the IGF Code.
Knowledge of the methods and firefighting appliances to detect, control and extinguish fires of fuels addressed by
the IGF Code.