Basic Training for LNG Cargo OperationsThe Basic Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations training program was developed in accordance with STCW section V/1-2-1 and is based on the guidelines of the IMO Model Course 1.04. The course is mandatory for officers and ratings seeking a job on LNG carriers.


• Educate seafarers about nature of LNG in order to enhance safety culture onboard and prevent possible accident and consequent damage to people or environment.
• Facilitate cargo handling operations on liquefied gas tankers.
• Provide overview of international law acts and guidelines applicable for the LNG industry.

Course Content:

• Introduction to liquefied gas tankers;
• Physical and chemical properties of liquefied gases;
• Cargo operations  on liquefied gas tankers;
• Safety Management System on LNG carriers;
• LNG specific hazards and their prevention;
• Familiarization with Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS);
• Function and operation of gas measuring instruments and other attributed equipment;
• Operation of safety equipment and protective devices;
• Safe working practices and procedures;
• Emergency medicine with reference to a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS);
• Fire prevention and firefighting operations on LNG tanker; Emergency procedures including emergency shutdown;
• Pollution prevention module;
• Spillage prevention and spillage response measures;
• Case studies.

Target Audience:  Mandatory for all ranks wishing to work on liquefied gas tankers.

Pre-requisites: Basic Safety Training (BST) certificate.

Note: Some centers provide separate trainings for officers and ratings.


Training Centers Offering This Course

UK (4)

Great Yarmouth, Suffolk, gb

Langbank, Renfrewshire, gb

Southampton, gb

USA (4)

Dania Beach, Florida (just south of Fort Lauderdale), us

Fairhaven, Massachusetts, us

Norfolk, W Virginia, us

Malaysia (2)
The Netherlands (2)

Rotterdam, nl

France (2)

Paris, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport, fr

Finland (2)
Australia (1)

Launceston Tasmania, au

Cyprus (1)
Congo (1)
Sultanate of Oman (1)
Latvia (1)