GloMEEP Adds New Vessel Efficiency Course

Monday December 12, 2016

The Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) project has announced that it has launched a new workshop package that is intended to enable maritime training institutes to deliver  the International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) Model Course 4.05 to seafarers.

The course "Implementation of IMO Model Course 4.05 on Energy Efficient Operation of Ships," was rolled out last week in Hangzhou, China from December 8 to 9, with participants from a number of maritime universities, shipping colleges, and institutes from across China in attendance.

Specifically, the workshop includes an overview of the regulations on energy efficiency for ships (MARPOL Annex VI, Chapter 4), details various methods for optimised ship handling, fuel management, and shipboard system planning.

"The comprehensive package has been designed to be delivered as a 5-day course, with interactive exercises and videos to enhance the learning experience," states GloMEEP.

The course is noted to be delivered through a series of lectures, interactive exercises, and videos intended to enhance participants' learning experience and "ensure there are properly trained crews who can contribute to efficient shipping."

"In this way the course supports IMO's environmental protection goals by spreading industry best practices that can reduce fuel consumption from ships and associated greenhouse gas emissions," said IMO.

As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, GloMEEP is a joint effort of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and IMO, aimed at encouraging the adoption of energy efficiency measures for shipping in developing countries.