IGF Training mandatory for crew on vessels subject to the IGF Code

Maritime & Offshore STCW IMO IGF Training

The use of gas, such as LNG, and other low-flashpoint fuels such as ships’ fuel has increased in recent years and poses particular safety challenges. To manage these properly the IMO adopted the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) in 2015 and has added related aspects to STCW. The IGF training allows seafarers to comply with Regulation V/3 of the STCW Convention, ‘Mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of masters, ratings and other personnel on ships subject to the IGF Code’, which came into force in January 2017.

Thanks to our recent joint venture with EXMAR Academy, we are proud to offer the IGF Training, recognized by the Belgian Maritime Inspectorate.

We offer two courses:

  • a basic training for all seafarers responsible for designated safety duties associated with the care, use or in emergency response to the fuel on board ships subject to the IGF code, satisfying section A-V/3 – paragraph 1 of the STCW Code, referred to as the ’Basic Training for ships subject to the IGF Code
  • an advanced training for Masters, engineer officers and all personnel with immediate responsibility for the care and use of fuels and fuel systems on ships subject to the IGF code, satisfying section A-V/3 – paragraph 2 of the STCW Code, referred to as the ‘Advanced Training for ships subject to the IGF Code’.