Document Type : Research Article


National University "Odessa Maritime Academy"


Reducing emissions to air and introducing new propulsion technologies are key challenges for the worldwide transport sector, including shipping. The world’s future fleet will have to rely on a broader range of fuels, propulsion solutions and energy efficiency measures. It should be obvious that the bunkering operations should be carried out in a safe manner in accordance with all regulations. The purpose of this study is to improve the LNG bunkering procedure from the safety side to prevent gas leakage. Qualified Crew is essentially important for the new technologies on ships. Due to the rapid development of shipping industry, it must be paid much attention on the demand of the well-trained maritime manpower within the dynamic economies. The main types of drills that are carried out on the vessel were analysed using the example of the company Nordic Hamburg. In order to support the green direction by Nordic Hamburg Crewing, special training courses to train seafarers who provide sustainable shipping industry were integrated, especially dealing with: a) oceans; b) communities; c) people; d) transparency; f) finance; g) energy. The results of the study showed a high level of preparation for various types of danger during the acceptance of Liquified Natural Gas on board at containerships. The article draws conclusions about the necessity to improve the safety procedures for LNG bunkering and the correctness of the corresponding monthly alarms in order to be sure about the readiness of ship''s crew for an emergency situation.