SMT is the world leader in training with alternative fuels

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Stream Marine Training (SMT) is expanding its catalog of courses, with innovation being the main focus.

Due to industry demand, it is launching a one-day safety and awareness course for vessels carrying battery-powered vehicles.
As a rapidly growing new source of fuel for vehicles, shipping companies are faced with new challenges regarding the dangers posed by lithium-ion batteries. It has been found that ship fires caused by these batteries and fuel cells can be extremely violent and difficult to control. SMT has created this Emergency Response and Awareness course to help crews on board prepare for possible hazards.
Martin White, CEO of SMT, said: “Car transporters and ro-ro ferries transport battery-powered vehicles both within our ferry networks and as freight. This presents a new challenge for the industry and our seafarers. SMT aims to help delegates understand how to handle this particular type of new fuel vehicle, both in terms of safety, emergency response and ‘environmental impacts.

SMT’s new battery and fuel cell course will provide delegates with:
• An understanding of battery-powered vehicles
• An understanding of the fire-fighting properties of battery-powered vehicles
• An understanding of how to shut down and protect against thermal runaway
• An understanding of the environmental impacts of battery-powered cars if the vehicle is compromised
• An understanding of the impact on the ship’s structure and surrounding cargo
• In this course you will learn how to handle a battery fire from a battery powered vehicle

In addition to this course, SMT has also developed its STCW Fire Prevention Fire Fighting training and STCW Advanced Fire Fighting course to cover elements of battery and fuel cell fire emergency response.

Martin White, CEO of SMT

SMT is leading the industry with a range of new courses and products to support our sailors’ knowledge and understanding of managing this type of fuel source in modern vehicles. Stream Marine Training’s new battery courses will offer vital information to mariners, shore management and operators.
Source: Stream Marine Training

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