The LNG industry has an enviable reputation for safe and reliable delivery. Responding to the challenges of training and developing Engineers to service the industry is essential if it is to maintain this record. This set of standards will form the default minimum for best practice. SIGTTO believes that they can and should be built upon by operators, who are encouraged to develop additional appropriate standards for their own operations and ships.
In early 2009, SIGTTO set up a working group to tap into the experience that was held within its membership. The standards that emerged from that exercise have been collated into this book and were formally adopted by the SIGTTO board in Copenhagen on the 26th May 2010. They have been written using the ‘competence based methodology’ that is widely used in STCW and the industry in general.
As a guidance document, this set of standards is not, and cannot be, considered mandatory. However, SIGTTO believes that they represent current best practice for operational training standards for Engineers, and strongly recommends that they should be adopted and improved where necessary by those engaged in the operation of this ship type.