Aboa Mare’s Methanol Training Preps Maersk Crew for New Vessels

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Deck and engine personnel from A.P. Moller – Maersk are participating in IGF Code training courses at Aboa Mare in Turku, Finland, starting from January 2023. The training program is tailored to meet the specific training needs of Maersk’s newbuildings that will be operated on methanol and fulfil the international IGF Code training requirements. Shipping companies are increasingly focusing on using environmentally friendly fuels, driven by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and customer requirements. Aboa Mare offers IGF Code courses for shipping companies operating vessels on methanol, which are mandatory for some personnel.

Training program

Aboa Mare in Turku, Finland, is providing IGF Code training courses for deck and engine vessel personnel from A.P. Moller – Maersk, who will be operating a newbuildings on methanol. The training program, which fulfils international IGF Code training requirements and is tailored to Maersk’s needs, started in January 2023. According to Riku Anttila, Head of Aboa Mare Maritime Academy and Training Center, the need for training related to new fuels will increase as they become more widely used on ships. Maersk has set a net-zero emissions target for 2040 and plans to have its first methanol-powered feeder vessel on the water later this year.

30 days of seagoing experience

Aboa Mare provides comprehensive IGF Code training courses that meet international requirements, covering ship design, construction, equipment, and operational and training concerns for ships using low-flashpoint fuels. The courses also include practical firefighting exercises, and participants gain the necessary certification and minimum standard of competence for ships subject to the IGF Code. The training includes 30 days of seagoing experience and two out of three required bunkering operations for the advanced IGF certificate of proficiency.


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Source: Aboa Mare