Rotterdam, 8th of June 2018: Transafe and Titan LNG signed a long-term crew safety training contract in preparation of Titan’s first LNG Ship-to-Ship bunkering operations. Titan LNG’s FlexFueler, Europe’s first LNG bunkering pontoon, will be operational by the end of this year.
Ronald van Selm, COO of Titan LNG commented, “Safety is paramount to everything we do here at Titan LNG. In order to engrain operational safety in all our nautical crew, we have selected Transafe as our partner for this extensive LNG bunkering safety-training programme. Transafe will contribute to set the industry safety standard for our bunkering pontoons and our other planned LNG bunker barges.”
Cristiaan Heuvelman, Managing Director of Transafe: “LNG as a marine fuel is growing fast. We are training more vessel crews on how to work safely with LNG as a fuel. Titan LNG is the first bunker supplier to commit to this high quality programme, showcasing their dedication to safety.” The training includes simulations in the brand-new Simwave facility and practical training at the Falck LNG training centre in Rotterdam.
Igor Jansen, director of AMS, the FlexFueler operator and crew provider, added: “With this LNG specific programme we will set the standard in safe LNG bunkering in the ARA region. All crew members will receive extensive training to comply with the International Association of Ports and Harbors regulations.”