LNG as a Marine Fuel - Training

Report
Guidelines, Requirements & Training
for Vessels Carrying Natural Gas as Fuel
Margaret Kaigh Doyle
September 4, 2014
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Agenda
• IMO Regulations and Guidance
• US Coast Guard – existing guidance
documents
• US Coat Guard draft policy letters
• US Coast Guard Advisory Committee
Efforts
• USMRC LNG Bunkering Training
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IMO Requirements for
Gas Fueled Ships
The first session of the Sub-Committee on Human
Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 1) took
place at the Headquarters of the International Maritime
Organization (IMO) in London between 17 and 22
February 2014.
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IMO Requirements for
Gas Fueled Ships
The HTW Sub-Committee developed draft amendments to
Chapter V of STCW Convention and Code relating to training
and certification requirements for seafarers on board ships
using gases or other low flashpoint fuels as well as interim
guidance on training for seafarers serving on ships using
gases or other low flashpoint fuels.
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IMO Requirements for
Gas Fueled Ships
The STCW amendments would be adopted and be
part of the 2015 amendments to STCW, however,
they will be worded so that they will come into force
when the IGF Code comes into force (~2017).
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IMO Requirements for
Gas Fueled Ships
The circular will come into effect when MSC approves it as a
Resolution in November. Its purpose is to provide guidance
until the IGF Code and the relevant STCW amendments
come into force. It is also expected to replace the training
sections in MSC Resolution 285(86) Chapter 8.
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US Coast Guard Existing Guidance
Policy Letter 02-12 – Equivalency Determination Design
Criteria for Gas Fuel Systems
• Based on IMO Resolution MSC 285.86
• Establishes design and safety criteria for gas fuel
systems
• Design only – Does not apply to training,
credentialing or operations
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US Coast Guard Draft Guidance
Draft Policy Letter 01-14 - GUIDELINES FOR LIQUEFIED
NATURAL GAS FUEL TRANSFER OPERATIONS AND
TRAINING OF PERSONNEL ON VESSELS USING NATURAL
GAS AS FUEL
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Entities (USCG Federal Advisory Committees &
Sectors) looking at LNG as a marine fuel
• Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC)
• Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC)
• Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC)
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US Coast Guard
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
• The purpose of CTAC is to provide advice and consultation to
the Coast Guard's Marine Safety and Environmental Protection
Directorate with respect to the water transportation of
hazardous materials in bulk.
• CTAC has traditionally provided technical advice and expertise
not otherwise available from other sources. CTAC has not only
been a very valuable source of expert advice, it has been a
hands-on, extremely productive group, directly assisting the
Coast Guard in its efforts to ensure the safe marine
transportation of hazardous materials.
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LNG as a Fuel Task Statement Background
• Identify gaps in current Coast Guard policy and regulation
on the design, installation and operation of natural gas
fueled systems for propulsion of commercial vessels and
the design of novel vessels carrying or processing natural
and compressed gas vessels.
• Develop acceptable design criteria to fill those gaps.
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LNG (F) WG Work Subsets
• Carriage of LNG (and CNG) as a marine fuel
• Design requirements for barges not subject to
the current regulations
• Procedures for fuel transfer operations on gas
fueled vessels
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Procedures for Fuel Transfer
Operations on Gas Fueled Vessels
• Gap Analysis of 33 CFR 127
• Review of NVIC 01-11
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Design Requirements for Barges Not Subject to
the Current Regulations
• Review of 46 CFR 154 for LNG (F) relevance
• Policy Letter Framework Completed August 2014
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LNG as a Marine Fuel - Training
• LNG Bunkering PIC Training
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First course of its kind offered in the Americas
Inaugural course July 2014
Partnership with Wärtsilä (Finland) and Harvey Gulf
International Marine (USA)
Includes live, practical hands-on LNG safety and
emergency response training at the nearby Massachusetts
Firefighting Academy
Includes time on Wärtsilä LNGPac system simulator
Reviewed by ABS and DNV GL
Aligned with IMO and USCG draft LNG (F) policy
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LNG Training Development
• This training provides a bridge linking conventional
bunkering and the transport of LNG as cargo. The intent of
this course is to provide an equivalent level of safety and
regulatory compliance using the guidelines, learning
objectives and methodology currently used in the maritime
training sector.
• This course will enable the student to demonstrate a
knowledge and understanding of:
• Safe operation for bunkering of liquefied gas when
carried as a fuel
• Relevant LNG fuel propulsion system information
• LNG safety, fire and pollution prevention measures
• Safe operational practices specific to the Harvey Gulf
International Marine bunkering system
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LNG PIC Bunkering Course Outline
• Day 1- Introduction to LNG and the Carriage of
LNG as a Marine Fuel
• Day 2 - Characteristics of LNG, LNG Hazards,
LNG Safety, Fire and Pollution Prevention and
an Overview of the LNG Fueled Propulsion
System
• Day 3 - Hands on LNG Safety and Response
Training at Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
(MFA)
• Day 4 - PIC Responsibilities and Procedures
During Transfer
• Day 5 - PIC Simulation and Assessments
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Mission
Advance navigation and operational safety,
mitigate risk and to foster environmental
stewardship in marine operations through
research and education
Develop and prepare highly competent,
professional mariners to serve aboard a
wide range of vessels through training and
workforce development
Promote the awareness and growth of a
strong and vibrant maritime sector through
advocacy and community outreach
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Training
• Primary Focus on Specialized Programs
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Advanced pilot training and candidate evaluation
Tractor tug operations: tethered escort / ship assist
Emergency ship and tug / barge handling
STS, FSRU, FPSO, FSO and mooring buoy ops
High speed craft navigation and handling
Small boat and fast rescue boat operations
ECDIS and other electronic navigation
Independent, practical evaluations of marine
personnel for promotion and advancement
• 40+ USCG Approved STCW Compliant Courses
• NOAA
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USMRC is NOAA’s schoolhouse for professional
maritime training for NOAA Corps Officers
Combines classroom, simulation and underway
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USMRC Resources
• Facilities
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16,000 ft2 modern classroom, office and
maritime simulation facility
Two (2) simulation debriefing centers
Four (4) multimedia classrooms and
meeting spaces
• Vessels
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Expanding inventory of chartered vessels to support practical,
hands on, underway training and research activities
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Simulation Systems
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Resources
• People
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Staff: 10 full-time (FT); 4 part-time (PT)
30+ Instructors / assessors / curriculum developers
25+ Marine operations subject matter experts (SMEs)
Global network of industry practitioners across the maritime sector
Advisory Board comprised of recognized industry leaders
• Simulation Systems
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Four (4) own ship simulators capable of being interactively linked
for integrated operations
In house modeling capability for port areas and vessels
Purpose built 360° ASD tug simulator
Brand new, state of the art, 16 station electronic navigation
classroom with latest version of Transas NTPro 5000 software
Comprehensive inventory of ship and tug visual and hydrodynamic
math models and geographic area and worldwide port databases
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Research
• Client solutions for the most difficult and
challenging navigation, marine operations
and ports, waterways and terminal
development projects
• Specializing in addressing highly complex
and demanding problems:
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Simulation studies and new ship design trials
Terminal design evaluation – proof of concept
Dredging plan / turning basin / channel design studies
Port / terminal / waterway / navigation assessments
Establish operating limits and tug power requirements
Familiarization training for harbor and docking pilots
Emergency procedures testing and validation
Other marine operations research
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Emerging Initiatives
• Use of LNG as a marine fuel
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Additional courses and seminars for
shore based personnel and decision
makers
Establish mechanism to represent
unique interests of marine gas fuels
users, suppliers and related
stakeholders in the Americas
• Collaboration with SGMF – Training
standards
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Location
Middletown
Newport County
Rhode Island
Our facility overlooks
the adjacent historic
coastal maritime
center of Newport and
the Atlantic Ocean
across Easton Pond.
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Questions?
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