Seafarer training undergoing its own new fuels transition
Methanol is making its way into IGF Code training programs, but there’s a broader evolution underway for STCW training.
Earlier this year, training specialist Aboa Mare announced the development of a tailor-made IGF Code training program for crews on Maersk’s methanol-powered newbuildings. The expansion of methanol training in the industry was also highlighted in August, when Kongsberg Digital announced delivery of a full mission K-Sim engine simulator package to Danish training company Maskinmesterskole in February 2024 that will include modelling of a hybrid passenger vessel with four methanol dual-fuel generators.
With a new generation of new-fuel and dual-fuel engines coming to market and the expansion of IGF Code training to methanol comes the question of whether the industry supports the idea of expanding the scope of IGF Code refresher training to cover practical engine specific training?