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Growing LNG Fleet Faces Shortage of Trained Crews

A possible shortage of crews qualified to operate LNG vessels may not bode well for the LNG industry as the fleet is expected to grow nearly 50% in the next two years. “If we don’t have enough trained manpower, accidents will definitely occur,” said Ravi
March 1, 2006

A possible shortage of crews qualified to operate LNG vessels may not bode well for the LNG industry as the fleet is expected to grow nearly 50% in the next two years. “If we don’t have enough trained manpower, accidents will definitely occur,” said Ravi Korivi, LNG consultant for Eurasia Maritime Management. He also said that a lack of adequately trained personnel will increase wages for more senior officers. Korivi said that training crews that have worked on other types of vessels is the best way to fill the gap because it can take between eight and ten years to train a senior officer. Read more in today’s Lloyd’s List. [Subscription required]

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