IGF Code Basic Training

A three day course covering requirements set by STCW A-V/3-1 for persons working in ship under IGF code.


  • Understand safety requirements of vessel under IGF code
  • Be familiar with basic construction of LNG system
  • Know how to ensure working safety onboard 
  • Be prepared to response emergency situations

  • Difference between regular ships and ships under IGF code
  • Importance of checklists and standard operating procedures
  • Safe handling of cryogenic fuel (LNG)
  • Preventing environmental hazards
  • Gas safety
  • Gas firefighting
  • The IGF courses are a result of the cooperation between Aboa Mare, Meriturva, Wärtsilä Land and Sea Academy, ESL Shipping and the Finnish Maritime Authorities
  • All IGF Code instructors have extensive gas knowledge and hands-on experience from technology companies 
  • Our IGF Code training is approved by the Finnish Maritime Authorities (Traficom)
  • We have provided IGF code training since 2017
  • We are the only training center in the world that offer a 5-day IGF Code Simulator course replacing the necessary sea time, 30 days, required for an advanced IGF Code CoP

At Aboa Mare Maritime Academy and Training Center, we use the latest state-of-the-art simulator equipment and pedagogical tools to provide an enhanced maritime training experience in a simulated environment, promoting teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making and confidence. We are specialized on simulation, ice navigation (Polar Code and azimuthing propulsion courses in ice) and IGF Code courses for LNG fueled ships. Aboa Mare’s first-rate simulators are also used for research, innovation, and development projects.


Course code


Course title

IGF Code Basic

Student profile

Engine and deck ratings and officers onboard IGF ships

Course language



The participants must have basic knowledge of firefighting, first aid and safety training

Training personnel

Experienced instructors with extensive gas knowledge and hands-on experience from technology companies

Training method

Classroom lectures, practical firefighting training

Course compliance

STCW Section A-V/3, paragraphs 1 and 2


Bunker system CBT


Knowledge is assessed with a written exam.


After successful course completion a course certificate will be issued to the participant


3 days

Individual course            



EUR 1200,00 VAT 0%


Aboa Mare Training Center, Turku, Finland

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.


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