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LNG Steamship Suggested Competency Standards for Engineers


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LNG Steamship Suggested Competency Standards for Engineers

The marine transportation of LNG is the sole remaining sector of merchant shipping where steam propulsion systems remain widely employed and are still being installed. SIGTTO’s members recognized the importance of establishing agreed competence standards for Engineers operating and maintaining these vessels.

This set of standards forms default minimum training recommendations for best practice.

The LNG industry has an enviable reputation for safe and reliable delivery. Responding to the challenges of training and developing Engineers to service the industry is essential if it is to maintain this record. This set of standards will form the default minimum for best practice. SIGTTO believes that they can and should be built upon by operators, who are encouraged to develop additional appropriate standards for their own operations and ships.

In early 2009, SIGTTO set up a working group to tap into the experience that was held within its membership. The standards that emerged from that exercise have been collated into this book and were formally adopted by the SIGTTO board in Copenhagen on the 26th May 2010. They have been written using the ‘competence based methodology’ that is widely used in STCW and the industry in general.

As a guidance document, this set of standards is not, and cannot be, considered mandatory. However, SIGTTO believes that they represent current best practice for operational training standards for Engineers, and strongly recommends that they should be adoptedand improved where necessary, by those engaged in the operation of this ship type. 

Engine Management       

Management (1)             Familiarisation and Understanding

Management (2)             Maintenance and Repair at the Management Level.

Management (3)             Controlling the Operation of the Ship and Care for Persons Onboard at Management Level

Management (4)             Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering at Management Level.

Engine Operational         .

Operational (1)              Familiarisation and Understanding

Operational (2)              Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering at Operational Level

Operational (3)              Maintenance and Repair at Operational Level

Operational (4)              Control the Operation of the Ship and Care for Persons Onboard at Operational Level.

Underpinning Knowledge
Appendix 1 – Reference Documents