26 October 15

On the Mos Way Network – Module #4 – Manoeuvring of LNG driven vessel, special conditions and operations

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LNG bunkering operations is a fairly new activity, emerging and evolving with the time. Maneuvering of vessels with miscellaneous types of propulsions is always demanding and risk related operation. Professionals in charge of the vessel carrying on board LNG grade cargo (either fuels) are trained with the highest standards. Also managerial staff and support officials are considered to possess deep knowledge in the field of their responsibilities. Although LNG as a fuel isn’t treated as different from the other fuels some handling procedures are far more complicated; to mention bunkering operations. Purpose of this module is to provide proven and deeply tested framework of exercises along with pilot program. Extensive knowledge in this field offered to the group of selected students will be added value of the OTMW project. 



The objective of the module is to give the learners the basic know how of ship handling, Information on navigation and constrains due to metrological conditions at sea. This challenging objective is achieved by blended learning process of theory and the practical ship handling on simulator. 



The course will cover various aspects of safe ship handling and maneuverings: risk assessment and management for berthing and identifying the abort point for ship to ship transfer at sea in various metrological conditions at sea in simulated conditions on Bridge Simulators and communication and maritime vocabulary used in ship operations using Communication simulator

The transfer of knowledge and skills through ship Navigation simulator is a unique experience for learners to learn various aspects of ships maneuverings in harbor conditions and open sea bunkering or ship to ship transfer.


After attending this course student should be able to:

  1. Understanding constrains of shallow water bank effect in maneuvering on different sizes of vessel.
  2. Understanding interaction of vessels in overtaking and passing each other in mooring and underway conditions.
  3. Learn different aspects of controllable and uncontrollable factors of ship handling.
  4. Learning of ship behavior in different metrological conditions
  5. Understanding process of berthing or Ship to Ship transfer of LNG at sea (Bunkering)
  6. Understanding the various methods of using bunkering / loading arm on bunker barge for fueling at sea.
  7. Ship to Shore interface.
  8. Understand need of fending types of fenders and their planning and use during bunkering STS operations
  9. Understanding the procedure and process Jettison of LNG in Emergency while underway at sea.
  10. Understanding use of tugs for berthing and un-berthing in port.
  11. Understanding the process of mooring and unmooring of vessel in port.
  12. Understanding vessel behavior in loaded and ballast condition
  13. Understanding vessel stability and free surface effect.
  14. Understanding of emergency release system on tanker jetty
  15. Understanding the security measures for LNG ships as per International Port and ship security code.


General Information

– Duration: 35Hours

– Fee: No charge

– Distance learning teaching available

– Timing: 2nd – 6th  November

– Contact: City of Glasgow College: Prof. Stuart McDowall (Stuart.McDowall@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk; marine@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk)

This module, as the others of the project that are not delivered in your country, can be attended through a videoconference tool as system of distance learning. If you live/if you study in one of the countries of the partners, please contact the Partner of your country to attend one of the modules or more.  If you don’t live/if you don’t study in one of the countries of the partners please contact the  partner closer to you to attend one or more modules.
Environmental Protection Engineering SA – elenpoly@epe.gr
City of Glasgow College – Prof. Stuart McDowall (Stuart.McDowall@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk)
IMO’s World Maritime University  – Prof. Aykut Olcer (aio@wmu.se), Dr. Fabio Ballini (fb@wmu.se)
University of Strathclyde (evangelos.boulougouris@strath.ac.uk – leonidas.chrysinas.2013@uni.strath.ac.uk)

Download here the course presentation

Please download the presentations from the lecture

Meteorology for Mariners (part 1)

Meteorology for Mariners (part 2)

Voyage (Passage) Planning