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LNG Cargo Operations - Management Level (SIGTTO)

About this course

Best suited to those who already have some LNG experience, this course follows the syllabus set out by SIGTTO in their suggested LNG competence standard (second edition 2008) at the management level. It is approved by DNV as meeting the requirements of the SIGTTO suggested LNG competence standard. 

The course follows the same drydock to drydock voyage cycle as the LNG Tanker Operations Membrane course but includes a wider range of subjects as set out in the SIGTTO syllabus.

There is a short assessment each morning, in addition to a final assessment at the end of the course. All assessment marks are aggregated to determine the final mark and delegates have to achieve a pass mark of 70% or more to be awarded the course certificate. 

Some of the additional material is covered in the evenings using a study guide provided to each course delegate. The additional course material to be covered means that this course is best suited to those who already have some LNG experience.

Delegates who do not meet the suggested prerequisites may attend the course but are reminded that failure to pass the assessment will result in no certificate being issued.

In addition, we currently offer two versions of the LNG simulator course. The alternative LNG Tanker Operations (Membrane) course is open to anyone to attend and is suitable for those with little or no LNG experience, or those with more experience who require greater underpinning knowledge and experience of all cargo operations. It covers all the cargo operations in a normal drydock to drydock voyage cycle.

Course delivery location

This course is delivered from our new maritime simulation centre at Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please check your joining instructions for further information. 

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

Course availability

This course is run on demand. Please contact the admissions team for availability.

Course information




Multiple choice and open question assessments. Aggregate pass mark of 70%.

Teaching methods

Study and simulator.


As the course follows the SIGTTO's Suggested LNG Competence Standard there is insufficient time to go over basic LNG operational practice. In addition there is an assessment with a 70% pass mark. 

Therefore we suggest the following prerequisites for course delegates:

  • 3 months' service on a LNG tanker as a competent officer


  • Hold a Tanker Endorsement (Liquefied Gas) or equivalent.

Entry level

See prerequisites

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