Stream Marine Training (SMT) is demonstrating its commitment to leading the way in alternative fuels by offering Bahamas Maritime Authority- (BMA) approved Basic (BIGF) and Advanced (AIGF) Training for Service on Ships using Fuels covered within the IGF Code.

The BMA has approved the UK-based global training course provider to deliver the STCW BIGF and AIGF course by webinar.

The courses are designed to give both basic and advanced training to seafarers responsible for designated safety duties associated with the care, use, and emergency response to the fuels on board ships subject to the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gas or other low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code).

Seafarers undertaking the basic training course will gain knowledge of the properties of fuels covered within the IGF Code and the hazards associated with their use as a fuel; health, safety and environmental precautions and measures when working on vessels; and the transfer and storage of fuels covered within the IGF Code.

CEO of the Stream Marine Training Group, Martin White said: “We are delighted to have received BMA approval to deliver these courses. We can now offer seafarers vital basic and advanced safety training for working on vessels covered by the IGF Code both online and face-to-face.”

“Stream Marine Training is a world class provider of maritime training and has led the way in alternative fuels coaching. We are passionate about making a difference in the maritime industry and offering these courses, and this is another way to demonstrate our commitment to the IMO’s goal of reducing CO2 emissions.”

Capt Jerry Mooney, Technical and Compliance Officer in The BMA’s Seafarers and Manning Department, said: “The BMA is committed to sustainability in shipping and we are pleased to be able to approve these two courses which will train seafarers to work safely with the alternative fuels that are being introduced into the sector.”

Source: Hellenic Shipping News