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Alternative Fuel Systems

Stream Marine Training are the industry leaders in coaching and competency for alternative fuels and systems.  See below for the courses we offer.

If you are interested in a bespoke course, please do not hesitate to contact us at bookings@streammarinetraining.com

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SMT Battery and Fuel Cells Awareness Training (BAFC)

1 day course

Course Description:

This course offers training related to fixed battery and fixed fuel cell installation.

Our course covers half day on battery application, construction, hazards, legislation and operational requirements and a half day on fuel cell.

application, construction, hazards, legislation and operational requirements.

This course offers training for batteries and fuel cells systems and implementing the correct procedures with confidence within the safety.

management systems and have confidence around risk managing the process. This is a more detailed look at the hazards and practical elements.

of Batteries and Fuel Cells as a bunker fuel, with demonstrations that the delegates will remember.

 

Please note, this course can be tailored in line with company safety management systems and client specific requirements.

 

Learning Outcomes:

· An understanding of Battery applications

· An understanding of Battery construction and Hazards

· An understanding of legislation and operational requirements for batteries

· An understanding of Fuel Cell applications

· An understanding of Fuel cell construction and Hazards

· An understanding of legislation and operational requirements for fuel cells

 

Who is this Course for?

This course is aimed at shore staff, management and senior officers working with batteries and fuel cells as a vessels fuel.

 

Prerequisites:

This course has no prerequisites.

 

Duration:

1 day

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STCW Advanced Training for Service on Ships Using Fuels Covered Within the IGF Code (AIGF)

5 Days

From £1,200.00

This course covers the hazards, operational requirements and safety considerations of working with low flashpoint fuels covered by the IGF code.

We will enhance the training experience with practical experiences, and the course will cover the safety of operations in depth.

MCA approved STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Training for Service on Ships Using Fuels covered within the IGF code.

  • The learner understands the chemical and physical properties of fuels covered within the IGF Code and control measures associated with their use as a fuel. 
  • The learner is able to safely manage the fuel processes and practices on vessels using fuels covered within the IGF Code.

  • The learner is able to safely manage the fuel systems in compliance with legislative requirements.

  • The learner is able to manage health, safety, emergency response and environmental precautions in working on vessels using fuels covered within the IGF Code.

  • 1 month seatime on ships covered by the IGF code
  • At least 3 bunkering operations on IGF code vessels
  • STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Training for Service on Ships Using Fuels covered within the IGF code.

Senior Officers engaged in the planning and operation of machinery on IGF code vessels.

£1200 excl. VAT

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STCW Basic Training for Service on Ships using Fuels Covered within the IGF Code (BIGF)

2 Days

From £750.00

The MCA approved Basic Training for Service on Ships using Fuels Covered within the IGF Code intends to provide a basic training for seafarers responsible for designated safety duties associated with the care, use or in emergency response to the fuels on board ships subject to the IGF code. 

  • Contribute to the safe operation of a ship subject to IGF code 

  • Take precautions to prevent hazards on a ship subject to the IGF code 

  • Apply occupational health and safety precautions and measures 

  • Respond to emergencies 

  • Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of fuels found on ships subject to the IGF code 

MCA approved STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Basic training for Service on Ships Using Fuels Covered Within the IGF code. 

  1. STCW Tanker Fire Fighting  

  1. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 

Officers and ratings who are responsible for designated safety duties associated with the care, use or in emergency response to the fuel on board ships subject to the IGF Code.

  • The learner knows the properties of fuels covered within the IGF Code and the hazards associated with their use as a fuel. 
  • The learner is able to apply health, safety and environmental precautions and measures in working on vessels using fuels covered within the IGF Code.

  • The learner understands the transfer and storage process for fuels covered within the IGF Code.

£750 excl. VAT

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SMT Ammonia Awareness Training (AAT)

1 Day

This course at Stream Marine Training provides training for Ammonia Awareness fuel systems and implementing the correct procedures with confidence within the safety management systems, as well as having confidence around risk managing the process. This is a more detailed look at the hazards and practical elements of Ammonia as a bunker fuel, with demonstrations that the delegates will remember.

SMT Certification in Ammonia Awareness Training

This course at SMT does not require any prerequisites

The course is for those working with Ammonia as a vessels fuel.  It can also be for shoreside staff and anyone who does not require basic or advanced IGF. 

Please contact us to create a bespoke course and pricing details

Price On Request

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SMT Battery Fire Awareness (BFA)

1 Day

SMT Battery Fire Awareness (BFA)

 

1 Day

 

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), while first commercially developed for portable electronics are now ubiquitous in daily life.

 

Our specialised courses address health and safety hazards in this rapidly evolving sector and focus on critical skills like safely extinguishing lithium battery fires. Our training extends to various industries where electric vehicles are prevalent, from airports to shipping and beyond.

 

Prepare for the future with our Battery Awareness Course and inquire today.

 

Learning Outcomes:

 

•           Battery Types

•           Electric Vehicle (EV) fundamentals

•           Understanding Thermal Runaway

•           Firefighting Methods

•           Legislative Requirements

SMT Certification in Batteries Fire Awareness

There are no prerequisites for this course at SMT

This course is aimed at shore staff, management and senior officers working with batteries and fuel cells in Electric Vehicles.

Price on Request

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SMT Battery Construction and Battery Fire (BCBF)

1 Day

This course is a one-day safety and awareness course for vessels carrying vehicles which are powered by battery. It has been found that vessel fires caused by these batteries and fuel cells can be extremely violent and difficult to control, this course aims to ensure delegates gain the knowledge and understanding to develop and implement appropriate procedures for preventing or minimising battery fires onboard vessels.

The course incorporates both theoretical and practical elements.

Learning Outcomes:

· An understanding of battery powered vehicles

· An understanding of the fire properties of battery powered vehicles

· An understanding of how to extinguish and protecting against thermal runaway

· An understanding of environmental impacts of battery fuelled cars should the vehicle be compromised

· An understanding of the impact on the vessel structure and surrounding cargo

· On this course you will learn how to deal with a battery fire from a battery powered vehicle

Price on Request

This course has no prerequisites

SMT Battery Construction and Battery Fire

This course is aimed at those working with batteries and fuel cells as a vessels fuel or carriage of battery powered vehicles as cargo.

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SMT Bunkering Operations (BOPS)

1 Day

This course focuses on the practical bunkering of low flash point fuels related to safe operations and what has to be in place, including:

  • Bunkering: Early stage and Operational Risk Management
  • Bunkering: Hazard identification (HAZID) and SIMOPS facilitator
  • Advanced and traditional Safety Zones analyses for Bunkering
  • Risk Subject Matter Expert
  • Accidental LNG release modelling with CFD (but also with simpler tools, e.g. Phast)
  • Qualitative/Quantitative risk assessments

SMT Certification in Bunkering Operations

There are no prerequisites for this course

The course is for all people involved in bunker operations including ship operations, shoreside operations and harbours.

Please fill out the enquiry form to discuss your custom course and pricing

Price On Request

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SMT Decarbonisation Requirement and Solutions (DRS)

1 Day

This course handles what course decarbonisation is and will go over the process of decarbonating a company, an existing vessel or a new vessel. By the end of this course you will acquire a solid understanding of all options to prepare for low-carbon and no-carbon shipping and will be empowered to make the right decisions based on realistic assessments of your roadmap towards decarbonising shipping.

SMT Certification in Decarbonisation Requirement and Solutions

This course is custom designed, so please fill out the enquiry form to discuss content and pricing options

This course does not require any prerequisites

This course is available to all

Price On Request

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SMT Government/Flag State Training (GFT)

2-5 Days

This course includes basic or advanced IGF code course for non seafarers and Early stage and Operational Risk Management and General Risk Management which aligns with International Maritime Organisation requirements for ships carrying alternative fuels. This is an upgraded basic or advanced IGF course which has the additional aspect of risk management.

SMT Certification in Government/Flag State Training

To find out more details and prices, please fill out the enquiry form to begin creating your bespoke course

No prerequisites are needed for this course

The course is aimed at Flag State officials like inspectors and government employees involved in maritime activities

Price On Request

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SMT Hydrogen Awareness Training (HA)

1 Day

This course offers Training for Hydrogen Gas and Cryogenic Hydrogen fuel systems and implementing the correct procedures with confidence within the safety management systems, as well as have confidence around risk managing the process. This is a more detailed look at the hazards and practical elements of Hydrogen Gas and Cryogenic Hydrogen as a bunker fuel, with demonstrations that the delegates will remember.

SMT Certification in Hydrogen Awareness

This is a personalised course, so please fill in the enquiry form for more details and SMT will put together a bespoke package and price.

This course requires no prerequisites

This course is for those working with Hydrogen gas and cryogenic hydrogen as a vessels fuel. It can also be for shoreside staff and anyone who does not require basic or advanced IGF

Price On Request

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SMT Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Awareness Training

2 Days

This is a more detailed look at the hazards and practical elements of Liquified Natural Gas as a bunker fuel, with demonstrations that the delegates will remember. 

  • Introduction to LNG
  • The drivers for using LNG as a fuel
  • Properties of LNG
  • Hazards of LNG
  • Cryogenic storage – different solutions for ships
  • Types of tank used for the storing of LNG
  • The ecological facts on LNG
  • The economical facts on LNG
  • Setting up technical specs for LNG fueling systems.
  • LNG bunkering – what to expect – technical solutions.
  • Coordination/advise of the LNG project for the project management team within your organisation
  • Regulations applicable to the use of LNG as a fuel
  • LNG Bunker delivery methods
  • Safe Bunkering
  • The Bunkering Operation
  • Management of LNG Fuel Tanks (to be discussed with your organisation and thus depending on the installation that we will have)
  • Gas Measuring Instruments

For those working with LNG as a vessels fuel.

Stream Marine Training Limited.

SMT LNG Awareness

£750 excl. VAT

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SMT Methanol Awareness Training (MAT)

1 Day

This course provides training for Methanol Awareness fuel systems and implementing the correct procedures with confidence within the safety management systems, as well as having confidence around risk managing the process. This is a more detailed look at the hazards and practical elements of Methanol as a bunker fuel, with demonstrations that the delegates will remember.

SMT Certification in Methanol Awareness

This course does not have any prerequisites

For those working with Methanol as a vessels fuel. Can also be shore side staff and everybody who does not requires basic or advanced IGF

Please contact us to create a bespoke course and pricing details

Price On Request

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SMT Shoreside Legislation Awareness Training (SLA)

1 Day

This course includes all the requirements for port and ship to carry out bunkering of low flash point. The course highlights the shore site requirements to carry out bunkering/repairs and dry dock operations.

SMT Certification in Shoreside Legislation Awareness Training

This course does not have any prerequisites

This includes all the requirements for workers on shoreside, dry dock, ports and harbours

Please contact us to create a bespoke course and pricing details

Price On Request

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STCW Tanker Fire Fighting (TFF)

1 Day

From £125.00

The STCW Tanker Firefighting course is set up to offer teaching on firefighting and operations on board tankers (oil, chemical and liquefied gas). The course is required to meet that essential knowledge, understanding and proficiency requirements set out in Tables A-V/1-1-1 and A/V/1-2-1 for oil and chemical tankers and liquefied gas tanker cargo. 

  • They will be able to describe typical tanker fire response and firefighting organisation and procedures 

  • Identify the special hazards associated with cargo handling and transportation of hazardous and noxious liquids and liquefied gases in bulk 

  • Carry out the initial actions on discovering a fire 

  • Describe the correct firefighting agents used to extinguish oil, chemical and liquefied gas fires 

  • Describe the use of fixed deck firefighting equipment including dry powder and foam 

  • Demonstrate as a team member use of the deck foam monitor and use of a deck dry power installation 

  • Demonstrate and use portable firefighting foam equipment 

  • Describe spill containment in relation to fire fighting operations 

  1. People looking to attend this course must have completed/be in the process of completing the STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting course or an MCA approved equivalent. 

  1. Prospective delegates must be physically capable to undergo the demanding practical aspects of the course. You must fill out a Medical Self Declaration Form before undergoing the course. Please consult a doctor if you are uncertain.

  2. Photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book).  

Successful candidates will be awarded with an MCA approved STCW Tanker Firefighter certificate, after a short exam.  

Please wear comfortable clothes, but not jeans and not clothes with metal components.

We recommend you bring a towel and toiletries.

£125 excl. VAT

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SMT LICOS (LNG)

5 Days Webinar

This is a real time, high fidelity cargo simulator training program, starting with the basics and working through to high complexity cargo operations and emergency response.

Part of the training will be from a watch officer level, and part from a command level. a third officer will need to understand what the decision making process of the chief officer is, and the pressures and challenges faced by the command.

£2000 excl. VAT

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STCW Basic Training for Service on Ships using Fuels Covered within the IGF Code (BIGF) - Online via Webinar

3 Days

From £750.00

The Bahamas Maritime Authority approved Online Basic Training for Service on Ships using Fuels Covered within the IGF Code intends to provide a basic training for seafarers responsible for designated safety duties associated with the care, use or in emergency response to the fuels on board ships subject to the IGF code. 

  • Contribute to the safe operation of a ship subject to IGF code 

  • Take precautions to prevent hazards on a ship subject to the IGF code 

  • Apply occupational health and safety precautions and measures 

  • Respond to emergencies 

  • Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of fuels found on ships subject to the IGF code 

Bahamas Maritime Authority approved Certificate of Proficiency in Basic training for Service on Ships Using Fuels Covered Within the IGF code. 

  • The learner knows the properties of fuels covered within the IGF Code and the hazards associated with their use as a fuel. 
  • The learner is able to apply health, safety and environmental precautions and measures in working on vessels using fuels covered within the IGF Code.

  • The learner understands the transfer and storage process for fuels covered within the IGF Code.
  1. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 

Officers and ratings who are responsible for designated safety duties associated with the care, use or in emergency response to the fuel on board ships subject to the IGF Code.

£750 excl. VAT

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MCA Approved Engine Course 1 (AEC1)

5 Days

From £950.00

The MCA Approved Engine Course 1 is set up to offer prospective delegates with basic practical training and theory development that satisfies the requirements of the DFT Codes of Practice for the safety of small commercial, motor and sailing vessels. There are 30 hours' worth of learning over the five-day course, including dismantling marine engines and auxiliaries to obtain component exposure and create a full appreciation and understanding of the working principles. This will include basic maintenance, legislation, safety, good practice, housekeeping and reduction of fire hazards. The aim is to provide familiarisation, confidence and ability to diagnose and repair defects in operational machinery. 

  • Compression ignition engine 

  • Fuel system 

  • Air systems 

  • Cooling systems 

  • Lubrication systems 

  • Electrical systems 

  • Power transmission 

  • Hull fittings 

  • General Engineering 

  1. Must be over 18 years

  2. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 

  1. If you are unsure of which prerequisites you may need for a course, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency to check. 

Successful candidates will be awarded with the MCA Approved Engine Course 1 (AEC1) certificate, after a short exam.  

Writing material and overalls. 

£950 excl. VAT

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MCA Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC2)

5 Days

From £950.00

The MCA Approved Engine Course 2 course is set up to offer delegates with theoretical knowledge and practical hands on experience of additional areas, as laid down in the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) AEC 2 syllabus. The aim is to enable them to meet the COC requirements of the new common “Small Vessel” (Yachts, Tugs, Fishing Vessels, Workboats, Standby, Seismic Survey, Oceanographic Research Vessels and Government Patrol Vessels, of less than 3000 GT and Power Less than 9,000 kW with Unlimited Area of operation.) It forms part of the required modules to enter the industry as a junior/assistant engineer, with the ability to progress through to the Small Vessel Second Engineer Officer qualification. 

When combined with AEC part 1, this unit can also be included as part of the award for an MCA’s Marine Engine Operators License (MEOL), which is the licenses required by the Chief Engineer on UK Flagged vessel of less than 750 kW operating in near coastal waters (150 miles from the nearest shore). 

  • The components and their arrangement in a compression type refrigerant plant and basic fault finding 

  • Legislative and management requirements within engineering operations 

  • Knowledge of maintenance systems on-board 

  • Knowledge of safe systems of work within an engineering environment 

  • Knowledge of safe operations when undertaking lifting and/or slinging operations: 

  • Knowledge of the electrical distribution system on-board 

  • Knowledge to maintain basic hydraulic systems 

  • Knowledge and the practical skills to undertake basic maintenance 

  • Knowledge and the practical skills to undertake basic maintenance 

  • Knowledge of the Fresh Water system onboard 

  • Knowledge of the Sewage system onboard 

  1. Minimum age 18 years old. 
  2. The candidate must have successfully completed the AEC 1 course or a recognised equivalent. It is the responsibility of the candidate to produce evidence that their equivalent qualification to AEC 1 has been accepted by the MCA as being a satisfactory equivalent. 
  3. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 
  4. If you are unsure of which prerequisites you may need for a course, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency to check.

Successful candidates will be awarded with the MCA Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC2) certificate, after a short exam. 

You must bring a pair of overalls and suitable footwear. It may be beneficial to bring a laptop, in order to access some information given on a memory stick, however this is not essential. 

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£950 excl. VAT