Basic and advanced IGF Code training

A 5-day course at Aboa Mare Training Center in Turku, Finland and Meriturva in Lohja, Finland. The course covers all requirements set by STCW and the IMO Model Course for IGF Code training for ship officers. The participants will gain the minimum standard of competence in basic and advance training for ships subject to the Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code training).

The International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code training) entered into force on January 1st, 2017. The IGF Code addresses ship design, construction and equipment, as well as operational and training concerns ( Aboa Mare offers comprehensive Basic and Advanced level training including practical fire-fighting exercises subject to the IGF Code training. Aboa Mare’s Basic and Advanced IGF Code courses also comply with the requirements laid down in the International Convention on Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).

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IGF code training for operation of ships using LNG fuel

Course overview

Duration 5 days
Course language English
Prerequisites The participants must have basic knowledge of firefighting, first aid and safety training
Training method Classroom lectures; simulator exercises & practical IGF fire-fighting exercises
Training personnel Experienced instructors with extensive gas knowledge and hands-on experience from Technology companies
Equipment Bunker system CBT
Individual course Yes
Price Offers on request. Open courses available at
Location Aboa Mare Training Center, Turku, Finland.
STCW Mandatory as of 1.1.2017
Flag approval The IGF Code training is approved by the Finnish Maritime Authorities (Traficom)
Course recognition by flag state All EU flags, Bahamas, Malta, Singapore and Liberia. More information on request.
Course compliance STCW Section A-V/3, paragraphs 1 and 2

Basic and Advanced training for operation of IGF ships

The Basic training course intends to provide a basic training for seafarers responsible for designated safety duties associated with the care, use or in emergency response to the LNG fuel on board ships subject to the IGF Code. The Advanced training course intends to provide an advanced training for masters, officers and all personnel with immediate responsibility for the care and use of fuels and fuel systems on ships subject to the IGF code. Aboa Mare´s IGF basic course is a prerequisite for the Aboa Mare IGF advanced course.

Aboa Mare is the first Maritime Academy in Finland, offering Basic (A-V/3, paragraph 1) and Advanced (A-V/3, paragraph 2) training for personnel on ships subject to the IGF Code. The Finnish Maritime Authorities approve that the required 30 sea days on board an IGF ship, including two out of the three required LNG bunkering operations for the Advanced certificate, STCW Regulation V/3 [8.2], can be substituted with a separate IGF simulator course. The third bunkering operation usually takes place together with the LNG provider on board the new ship.

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