• 2017 June 15 13:50

    Stream Marine Training is launching a new LNG training course

    SMT says it is joining forces with Belgium-based LNG consulting firm CryoAdvise and industrial gas supplier BOC to develop the course, which is one of the few in the UK. It has been designed to raise greater awareness and drive safety standards within LNG operating procedures.

    SMT Head of Operations and Technical Tony In’t Hout said the course, which includes cryogenic testing, had been successfully launched with CALMAC ferries. It is now being delivered on a monthly basis, but can be arranged on demand. It runs across two-days at SMT’s headquarters at Glasgow Airport and at BOC’s sites in Cambuslang or Motherwell.

    “The aim of this new partnership is to create a ‘center of excellence’ for LNG training within our world-class training facilities” said Mr. In’t Hout. “We have developed the course in response to a surge in uptake in LNG consumers, and in particular an increased training demand from smaller operators within the LNG market. We are offering a unique and flexible course providing the very latest information, guidance and safety training. Essentially, it enables commercial maritime companies to educate all employees that work within the LNG market including port facility workers, ship yard workers and first responders. Local council workers, truck drivers and those working on vessels and within factories using LNG will also benefit.

    “The first day of the course provides an introduction to LNG and the drivers for using the product as a fuel. It further covers the properties, ecology, hazards, regulations and economic facts associated with the energy source. We review the different types of tanks used for storage, tank management, delivery methods and setting up technical specifications for LNG fueling systems. Delegates will also learn about all aspects of bunkering. The second day will involve more practical learning on site with BOC. This covers safety management systems and risk assessment in bunkering operations and will look at the associated risks with the advantage of seeing the equipment and systems first hand.”

    SMT is a member of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) and one of the UK’s fastest growing safety training companies. Founded in 2014, it specializes in fire-fighting, sea survival, rescue craft and health & safety courses, geared towards the maritime, oil and gas, renewables and construction sectors. In just two years SMT has driven turnover rapidly to circa £2million with 22 full-time staff and 15 consultants.

    BOC is the UK and Ireland’s largest supplier of industrial gases and related equipment, providing a practical training environment for the course.

    CryoAdvise CEO Jan Van Houwenhove said the LNG training is based on the ‘International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels’ – an IGF Code developed by the International Maritime Organization.

    “As the maritime sector sets new standards in ship and employee safety, the SMT LNG course aims to provide complete awareness of what LNG is and its physical properties,” said Mr. Van Houwenhove. “Anyone coming into contact with LNG along the supply chain needs to understand how to work with it, including safety and handling. Participants will learn about safe storage of LNG and bunkering operations. It will provide further insight into requirements for safety management systems and risk assessment as students work with real equipment, close-up. The course should appeal to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of LNG and LNG operations. It will allow practitioners the opportunity to learn and develop new skills in world class facilities easily accessible both within the UK and internationally.”




2017 June 27

18:36 Hapag-Lloyd to implement new GRI for all dry, reefer, flat rack and open top containers from East Asia to US and Canada
18:06 JAXPORT Board of Directors unanimously approves start of Jacksonville Harbor Deepening
17:52 Vympel Shipyard launches fourth Grachonok-class boat of Project 21980
17:36 DNV GL updates the widely used recommended practice for free spanning pipelines
17:24 Vyborg Shipyard hosted meeting focused on localization of ship equipment production in the Russian Federation
17:06 DOF Subsea contract awards in the North Sea and in Canada
16:43 Panama Canal commemorates one-year anniversary of expanded Canal
16:40 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 11 mln t milestone this year (photo)
16:19 Wood Group secures FEED for Alexandroupolis LNG project in Northern Greece
16:12 Port of Helsinki publishes instructions for the safe LNG bunkering of ships
15:55 Insolvency administrator and representatives of Port Equipment LLC shut off from company assets at the port of Vyborg
15:47 Damen Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel arrives in home port of Sydney, Australia
14:44 Krylov State Research Center announces opening of its 40-MW electrical test unit on 28 June 2017
14:26 NYK selected for FTSE4Good Index for the 15th straight year
14:22 Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approves construction of utilities for sea terminal in Pionersky (Kaliningrad region)
14:03 Norway to implement maritime broadband communication on ships and planes in public service
13:47 Glosten completes design of 150-passenger hybrid electric ferry for Kitsap Transit
13:30 Wan Hai Lines enhances China - Southeast Asia service network
13:23 Goodman increases warehouse space at its logistics centre at the Port of Gdansk
13:17 DFDS Logistics uses biofuel for trucks in Gothenburg
12:58 Bunker prices go up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:07 RF Navy’s missile ships practiced interaction in the Baltic Sea
11:39 Arctic Economic Council welcomes Statoil as Northern Partner
11:15 NIBULON launches the last tugboat in a series of three vessels of Project 121M
10:48 Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine appoints new Head of USPA's Nikolaev branch
10:16 New Skangas Board member appointed
09:52 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $46.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.23% to $43.48
09:35 Passenger Port of St. Petersburg welcomed 19 cruise ships last week
09:13 Baltic Dry Index up to 884 points

2017 June 26

18:04 2 MOL-operated / managed vessels selected as 2016 'Best Quality Ships Award'
17:51 Gas from Lithuanian LNG terminal will be stored in the Latvian Inčukalns storage facility for the first time
17:34 EUROGATE publishes first sustainability report
17:04 Diving support vessel Redsborg from the Wagenborg Offshore sets direction to St. Eustatius
16:48 Murmansk Region and Gazprom Geologorazvedka sign agreement on social and economic development
16:34 ZIM deploys an 11,000 TEU vessel in the Asia-ECSA Trade
16:04 Upcoming State of the Baltic Sea report to be in focus in the 2018 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting
15:50 Baltic Sea Tug Agency provided towing and mooring services to the largest bulk carrier welcomed by the port of Ust-Luga (photo)
15:34 Aker Solutions to supply umbilicals for Mozambique's first offshore field development
15:04 DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea to install offshore foundations for EnBW offshore wind farm Albatros in Germany
14:38 Nevsky Shipyard will launch dry cargo vessel of Project RSD 49 on 29 June 2017 (photo)
14:19 Damen prepares Columbus for summer cruise season
14:15 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 9,573 in RF spot market
13:49 Rosterminalugol welcomed the largest bulker in the history of Ust-Luga port (photo)
12:56 Upcoming State of the Baltic Sea report to be in focus in the 2018 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting
12:03 New City Terminal entrance improves accessibility of Rotterdam’s city and port
11:34 Port of Rotterdam Authority contracts four PortXL start-ups
11:11 Baltic Sea Tug Agency LLC assisted floating crane involved in lifting of sunken barge (photo)
10:48 Decade-old Betuwe Route crucial for sustainable growth of port of Rotterdam
10:25 Seafarer abandonment was the subject of a seminar held at IMO Headquarters
10:00 Brent Crude futures price up 0.98% to $46.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $43.48
09:37 Nevsky Shipyard starts mooring trials of salvage tug Kalas
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 870 points

2017 June 25

14:10 NYK Rumina receives Japanese Pilots' Best Quality Ship Award
14:08 JAXPORT welcomes largest containership to ever call a Florida port

2017 June 24

08:22 Viking Cruises christens Viking Sky in Tromsø, Norway
08:20 Atlas Maritime join the V8 Pool
08:08 Van Oord starts collaboration with start-up acceleration platform PortXL
08:06 Day of the Seafarer is on 25 June

2017 June 23

18:04 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia to North Europe
17:50 Severnaya Verf will launch the Gremyashchy, corvette of Project 20385, on 30 June 2017