SIGTTO LNG – Deck Management Training Course

Learning Topic: Tankers

20 hours

Product code: #6382

$650.00 Excl. Sales Tax

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This course is intended to provide the knowledge required by Masters and Chief Officers serving on LNG tankers in accordance with the standards suggested by The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO). Its aims to ensure these officers can achieve the competence required in a range of tasks on board, according to their rank. The course is designed for individual self-study and is recommended to be completed at sea, where access to resources and personnel is readily available, although it may be completed onshore.

The SIGTTO LNG Deck Management standards contain 8 performance outcomes comprising:

  • defined levels of competence (what you should be able to do) - achieved through experiential learning onboard;
  • underpinning knowledge (what you should know) - acquired through eLearning.

This course addresses the Underpinning Knowledge required at Deck Management level, over seven learning modules. The modules are subdivided into sections and units and may be completed in any order, but we recommend that each module, section and unit is completed in the sequence presented.  The 'levels of competence' required at Deck Management level are achieved over a 30 day (minimum) training period onboard a LNG carrying vessel, overseen by the Master or Chief Officer. These competencies may be downloaded from the 'Supporting Materials' panel on this page and may guide the training period onboard.

On completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Ocean Technologies Group, powered by Marlins, Seagull and Videotel.

Please note: The Master or Chief Officer must verify that they have overseen your training onboard a LNG vessel for a minimum of 30 days. The Master or Shipping Company must then deem you to be practically competent in all performance outcomes and confirm in writing your suitability for certification according to the SIGTTO LNG Shipping Suggested Competency Standards. A letter template is provided for this purpose in the 'Supporting Material' panel on this page.

What you'll learn

Develop Familiarisation and Understanding of LNG Transportation Requirements

Manage and Operate Safety Systems and Equipment

Prepare and Implement Detailed Plan for the Entire Cargo Cycle

Monitor and Review Cargo Operations

Plan for and Manage Cargo Operations Under Non-Standard Conditions

Plan for and Manage Cargo Operations Under Emergency Conditions

Ensure the Integrity of Cargo Containment, Cargo Equipment and Cargo Related Spaces

Develop an Awareness of the Commercial Aspects of LNG Transportation

Course Contents

The course includes the following components.

  • Fundamental Knowledge and Understanding
  • Equipment
  • Support Systems
  • Standard Operations
  • Non-standard and Emergency Operations
  • Commercial Considerations
  • FSRU


There are no pre-requisites for this course, however, to receive a certificate the candidate must complete onboard training over a 30 day period onboard an LNG carrier, verified by the ship’s Master or Chief Officer. A letter confirming the candidate’s sea service and competence must also be provided by the Master or Shipping Company.


The course is based on the SIGTTO LNG Shipping Suggested Competency Standards, 3rd Edition (2021).


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OTG wish to acknowledge the kind assistance provided by SIGTTO in the updating of this course to meet the 3rd Edition Guidelines.