Maritime e-Learning provider Learnmarine together with its strategic partner Maritime.Studio has launched online courses for seafarers working with low-flashpoint fuels covered within the IGF Code.

The 6th session of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 6), held from 29 April to 3 May, validated two new IMO model courses on IGF Code training.

​The purpose of the International Code of Safety for Ship Using Gases or Other Low-flashpoint Fuels is to provide an international standard for ships, other than vessels covered by the IGC Code, operating with gas or low-flashpoint liquids as fuel.

STCW minimum requirements for the training and qualification of masters, engineers and officers, ratings and other personnel on board ships are addressed in the Code, and an approved course of basic training is now required for any seafarer responsible for designated safety duties associated with the care, use or emergency response to fuel on board ships which are subject to the IGF Code.

The two new courses validated concern:

IGF Code: Basic training (full online training and online assessment).

IGF Code: Advanced training (blended learning – online theory course, LNG Bunkering Simulator and Firefighting Simulator, online build-in simulator assessment).

Learnmarine – is a provider of custom-made online and in-class training and competency assessment for the maritime industry based in Odessa, Ukraine. Company facilitate the efficient transfer of knowledge essential for improving performance and productivity and maintaining competence.

Maritime.Studio (part of “The Maritimemedia OU”, based in Tallinn, Estonia) is provider of custom maritime EdTech solutions.