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NYK first Japanese carrier accredited to conduct its own LNG training

A TRAINING programme for seafarers responsible for liquefied natural gas (LNG) aboard NYK ships has been accredited by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK), making NYK the first Japanese shipping company to obtain a certification in the field

NYK first Japanese carrier accredited to conduct its own LNG training

A TRAINING programme for seafarers responsible for liquefied natural gas (LNG) aboard NYK ships has been accredited by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK), making NYK the first Japanese shipping company to obtain a certification in the field

28 March 2019 - 19:00

A TRAINING programme for seafarers responsible for liquefied natural gas (LNG) aboard NYK ships has been accredited by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK), making NYK the first Japanese shipping company to obtain a certification in the field.

The use of natural gas as fuel, particularly LNG, has increased in recent years to prevent pollution, and it is said that more than 200 LNG-fuelled ships, including those on order, are currently part of the industry.



To enhance safety and minimise the risk of the rising number of LNG-fuelled ships, the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) has been adopted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and requires seafarers to receive training certificated by a maritime institution in their own country or the flag state.



Compared with Europe, a training system had not developed in Asia, and thus seafarers from the Philippines and India, which make up the majority of seafarers in the industry, struggled to meet the requirement, said the NYK release.



Pursuant to the regulation of the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) Convention, these courses meet the mandatory requirements for training for service on ships subject to the code.


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