Course Code: NGPSS 790

Duration: 30 5

Course Objectives:

This  course  provides  training  to  candidates  to  be  duly  qualified  in  accordance  with section  A-V/1-2,  paragraph 2 of the STCW Code and with specific duties for loading, un loading and care in transit of Gas tanker cargoes. It comprises an advanced training programme appropriate to their duties, including Gas tanker safety, fire safety measures, pollution prevention, safe operational practices and obligations under applicable rules and regulations.The  course  covers  the  competence  requirements  as  given  in  table  A-V/1-2-2  of  the STCW Code

Course Outline:

  • Nature of liquefied gases
  • Introduction to common gas cargoes
  • Rules regulations and guidance applicable to gas carriers
  • Hazards of gas cargoes
  • Gas carrier design
  • Sources of ignition
  • Physics of gases and liquids
  • Inert gas systems
  • Behavior of liquids and gasses
  • Re-liquefaction cycles
  • Re-liquefaction machinery
  • LNG cargo conditioning
  • Ship types
  • Damage assumptions
  • Tank types
  • Cargo pumps
  • Level measuring systems
  • Pressure and temperature gauges, requirements and precautions
  • Entry into enclosed spaces
  • Gas detection
  • Cargo operations
  • Cargo calculation
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Emergency shut down
  • Fire fighting


  • Completion of the Training in Tanker Fire Fighting set out in tables A-V/1-1-1 and A-V/1-2-1 of the STCW convention and code 1978 as amended and be in possession of the appropriate certificate.
  • A candidate must have attended  STCW 2010 Basic Training in Liquefied Gas tanker cargo operations or have at least three months` seagoing service on the type of tanker to which the certification is sought.

In addition to this a candidate with sea time alone has to demonstrate that they meet the applicable competency table requirements. Verification of this will be assessed at the start of the course and the candidates must attain a mark of at least 50% in order to continue on to the advanced Gas tanker course.


  • Theoretical –video tel- simulation

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