About this course

Best suited to those who already have some LNG experience, this course follows the syllabus set out by SIGTTO in their suggested LNG competence standard (second edition 2008) at the management level. It is approved by DNV as meeting the requirements of the SIGTTO suggested LNG competence standard.  

The course follows the same drydock to drydock voyage cycle as the LNG Tanker Operations Membrane course but includes a wider range of subjects as set out in the SIGTTO syllabus. 

There is a short assessment each morning, in addition to a final assessment at the end of the course. All assessment marks are aggregated to determine the final mark and delegates must achieve a pass mark of 70% or more to be awarded the course certificate.  

Some of the additional material is covered in the evenings using a study guide provided to each student. The additional course material to be covered means that this course is best suited to those who already have some LNG experience. 

In addition, we currently offer two versions of the LNG simulator course. The alternative LNG Tanker Operations (Membrane) course is open to anyone to attend and is suitable for those with little or no LNG experience, or those with more experience who require greater underpinning knowledge and experience of all cargo operations. It covers all the cargo operations in a normal drydock to drydock voyage cycle. 


As the course follows the SIGTTO's Suggested LNG Competence Standard, there is insufficient time to go over basic LNG operational practice. In addition, there is an assessment with a 70% pass mark.  

We suggest the following prerequisites for course delegates: 

  • 3 months' service on an LNG tanker as a competent officer 
  • Hold a Tanker Endorsement (Liquefied Gas) or equivalent. 

Students who do not meet the suggested prerequisites may attend the course but are reminded that if they fail to pass the assessment they will not be issued with a certificate. 

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08.30 - 16.30 Friday

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