Advanced Training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code

Course Date:
TBA

Registration Period:
TBA

Duration:
36 hours / 5 days

Time:
8:30am to 5:30pm (Mon to Fri)

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (Online Synchronous) and Practical Training

Venue:
Singapore Polytechnic


Course Objective

The use of gas, such as LNG, and other low-flashpoint fuels as ships’ fuel has increased in recent years and poses additional safety challenges. To manage such challenges, the IMO adopted the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) in 2015 and added related aspects to STCW convention

This training course 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.’

The course is designed for the seafarers responsible for fuels and fuels on board ships subject to the IGF Code. The course content complies with Section A-V/3, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code


Course Outline

Day 1
• Familiarity with physical and chemical properties of fuels aboard ships subject to the IGF Code
• Operate controls of fuel related to propulsion plant and engineering systems and services and safety devices on ships subject to the IGF Code

Day 2
• Plan and monitor safe bunkering, stowage and securing of the fuel on board ships subject to the IGF Code
• Knowledge of safe procedures and checklists for taking fuel tanks in and out of service
• Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of fuels from ships subject to the IGF Code
• Monitor and control compliance with legislative requirements

Day 3
• Ability to safely perform and monitor all operations related to the fuels used on board ships subject to the IGF Code
• Design and characteristics of ships subject to the IGF Code
• Knowledge of ship design, systems and equipment found on ships subject to the IGF Code
• Knowledge of fuel system theory and characteristics, including types of fuel system pumps and their safe operation on board ships subject to the IGF Code
• Proficiency in the use of the IGF Code and related documents

Day 4
• Take precautions to prevent hazards
• Take precautions to prevent hazards
• Apply occupational health and safety precautions and measures on board a ship subject to the IGF Code
• Knowledge of the prevention, control and fire-fighting and extinguishing systems on board ships subject to the IGF Code

Day 5
• LNG Fuel Layout and detailed operations


Suitable for

2nd Engineer (Special Limit), 
Chief Engineer (Special Limit), 
Chief Mate (Special Limit), 
Master (Special Limit) SL, 
2nd/3rd/4th Mate, 
Ship Captain/Chief Mate, 
3rd/4th/5th Engineer, 
Chief Engineer / 2nd Engineer


Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Holder of the following certificates:

1. Advanced Fire Fighting Course
2. Basic Training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code


Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Applicants/EligibilityTotal fees (incl. GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$217.80
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$577.80
Singapore Permanent Residents$577.80
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents2$217.80
Full Course Fee$1,926.00
Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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