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14 Nov 2022
3 mins
A Journey to be LNG-ready Begins

Some 46 Nautical Officers, Marine Engineering Officers, Superintendents from Pacific International Lines (PIL) and Participants from the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) embarked on their initial training as part of the journey to be LNG-ready for the new Dual Fuel vessels.

The participants were enrolled in the STCW required programme on Basic Training For Service onboard Ships subject to the IGF Code.

This inaugural Programme organised from 7 to 10 November 2022, is a collaborative partnership between PIL, Wavelink Maritime Institute (WMI) and GTT Training UK (GTT).

This is also a PIL initiative to develop the Company’s sea-staff and shore professionals to ensure that they are both LNG and future-ready to embrace the newer technologies introduced into the fleet.

Travelling into Singapore for the programme from across the region, the Officers, Superintendents and MPA participants learnt about the properties of the LNG Fuel along with the corresponding hazards associated with their use as a fuel.

With LNG being a new fuel in use for the industry, the programme offered an insight into the proper safety equipment as well as the protective devices, and emphasised the proper use of gas measuring equipment and the necessity for their calibration.

In handling LNG as a fuel, participants were also taught about safe working practices, typical shipboard procedures, measures to deal with the leakages and the different fuel and storage systems including the safe transfer of LNG Fuel during bunkering.

Delivering the programme at WMI was Master Mariner Neil Macnab, who had travelled from the United Kingdom to share his LNG expertise and experiences beginning in 1984 LNG, Oil and Product Tankers and subsequently as a LNG specialist in his various professional roles ashore.

The investment in vessels with dual-fuel engines that operate on either LNG or conventional marine fuel is part of PIL’s decarbonisation journey and search for environmentally friendly fuels for a sustainable future.

Additional Background

About GTT Training Ltd.

GTT Training Ltd. specialises in providing high-quality, specialist technical training, in all aspects of LNG, together with real-time simulation and software tools, in support of the LNG industry. 

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GTT Training Ltd.  is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz), which is a technological and engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas, in particular LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas).

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