Training and certification requirements for personnel on Singapore-registered ships subject to the IGF Code are as follows:
Before performing shipboard duties, seafarers must receive specific familiarization training on ship and equipment according to STCW regulation I/14, paragraph 1.5.
Seafarers responsible for safety duties related to fuel on board must hold a basic Certificate of Proficiency (COP) issued by the MPA for ships subject to the IGF Code.
Candidates applying for the basic COP must complete MPA-approved or accepted basic training as per STCW Code section A-V/3, paragraph 1.
Seafarers qualified and certified under STCW regulations V/1-2, paragraphs 2 and 5, or V/1-2, paragraphs 4 and 5 for liquefied gas tankers meet the requirements for basic training under section A-V/3, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code.
Masters, engineer officers, and personnel responsible for fuel and fuel systems must hold an advanced COP issued by the MPA for ships subject to the IGF Code.
Candidates for the advanced COP must complete MPA-approved/accepted advanced training as per STCW Code section A-V/3, paragraph 2, and have at least one month of approved seagoing service with a minimum of three bunkering operations. Simulator training may replace two of the three bunkering operations.
Those qualified under STCW standards for liquefied gas tankers meet the requirements for advanced training under section A-V/3, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code if they meet additional criteria.
IGF COPs issued by the MPA can be revalidated every 5 years through three months of sea service or completion of MPA-approved/accepted refresher training.
COPs issued by foreign maritime administrations may be recognized by the MPA if they have established STCW certificate recognition mechanisms.
Applications for IGF COPs can be submitted via Digitalport with required documents.