Navigator Holdings - gas fuelled ships seafarer training collaboration with Northern Marine Group

Oct 07 2021


Navigator Holdings Ltd. (“Navigator”), a leading provider of seaborne transportation and distribution of liquified gases, is delighted to announce a seafarer training collaboration with Northern Marine Group (“Northern Marine”) which will prepare RO-PAX ferry officers to operate gas-fuelled vessels of the future.

To obtain their certification to operate LNG-fuelled ferry vessels, the Northern Marine officers are experiencing working life onboard Navigator Gas’s 37,500 cbm ethylene capable gas carrier Navigator Aurora.

 

The Ethylene/LPG Carrier vessel provides an environment where the officers can gain their 30-day sea time working with a low-flashpoint fuel by shadowing officers onboard.

 

As one of the officers currently onboard the Navigator Aurora, Chief Engineer Dawid Jaroszewski is benefiting from the training collaboration by learning from the vessel’s engineers.

 

He said: “I have only been onboard for a few days but already I am learning a lot about the operation of dual fuel powered devices, as well as the bunkering and operations process.

 

“I have taken time to familiarize myself with the ship and gas-powered equipment, main engine power system and auxiliary units, as well as procedures from HFO/MDO to Gas and vice versa.

 

“I have also had the opportunity to participate in the inspection of type-C tanks on board the gas tank and the pump feeding from the tank to the system.

 

“I am grateful to the engineers who are devoting time to explain all the aspects that are of interest to me. Every day I am gaining new experiences.”

 

Sean McCormack, Ship Management Director, Northern Marine, said: “We are very grateful to Navigator Gas for kindly providing berths to assist our Officers in their IGF Code Training.

 

“The utilization of low flashpoint fuels on RoRo and Ro-Pax ferries is still in its infancy, and therefore the opportunity for our Officers to experience time on board the Navigator Aurora demonstrates the benefit of working with innovative clients such as Navigator Gas, who operate at the vanguard of tanker industry engineering.

 

“At Northern Marine we endeavour to offer our global seafaring workforce the chance to fulfil their career ambitions and obtain experience across a variety of vessel types should they demonstrate the ability and attitude to do so.”

 

Oeyvind Lindeman, Chief Commercial Officer, at Navigator Gas commented: “Helping our long-time partner Northern Marine to strengthen their competencies in low-emission gas fuelled vessel operations aligns perfectly with Navigator’s goal to reduce carbon footprint in the maritime industry. Northern Marine was instrumental in assisting us with the world’s first engine conversion enabling the vessel to reduce emission substantially by switching from oil to ethane as fuel. Collaboration across our stakeholders creates a platform for innovation and development in the GHG arena and we are looking forward to collaborating with Northern Marine additional projects.”

 



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