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Finns det behov av en typ-specifik utbildning för LNG Bunkerfartyg?

Is there a need for a type - specific training for LNG bunker vessels?

Petter Bjurenvall ; Tony Karlsson
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2015. 47 s.
[Examensarbete på grundnivå]

LNG is becoming a common fuel for shipping. With an increasing demand for bunkering possibilities, bunkering vessels for LNG are being built. This report is based on the theory that a ship-to-ship bunkering operation and a conventional loading/discharging operation at a terminal are different and require different skills from the staff on board. The main questions this report tries to answer is whether the safety risks of the different operations differ and what specific educational demands are placed on those working on board bunkering vessels for LNG and gas tankers for LNG. Today, there is a regulatory framework that both vessel types shall obey, the IGC Code. In addition to the IGC Code, there are a variety of local rules and guidelines relating to the various operations. We want to see if there is need for a type-specific training for staff who work on board bunkering vessels. A triangulating approach has been the method used during the process. The background section has largely been based on a literature review of previous works and scientific articles relating to the subject. In the discussion and result chapters we have then been able to both verify and question our findings in the background chapter, using information taken from interviews and observations. The result shows that the operations bunkering ship-to-ship vs. loading/unloading at a terminal does not differ in any significant way. The operations are not significantly affected by the size of the ship. However, the result shows that there are in fact different safety hazards onboard the different ships that co-relates with their differences in design, systems, purpose, and the vessels operational pattern. Training requirements do not differ between the two ship types. The report shows that both systems on board the vessels, as well as risks during operations differ. Thus pointing out that further training and education for staff working onboard bunkering vessels is advised.

Nyckelord: LNG, bunkring, naturgas, regler, regelverk, standardisering, säkerhetsrisker, utbildning

Publikationen registrerades 2016-05-12.

CPL ID: 236358

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