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85 Fall 2015 Proceedings www.uscg.mil/proceedings Ms. Margaret Kaigh Doyle is a senior program manager at the Gas Technol- ogy Institute. She has been a long-standing member of the U.S. Coast Guard Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee, chairs its CTAC LNG Work- ing Group, and has participated at IMO on a number of delegations. She cur- rently serves as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the IMO Subcommittee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping. Endnotes: 1. This guidance was promulgated via an IMO circular entitled "Interim guidance on training for mariners on board ships using gases or other low-fashpoint fuels" (STCW.7/Circ.23). This interim guidance is consistent with the mandatory require- ments that will be included in Chapter V of the STCW Convention and Code. 2. Documentary evidence such as course completion certifcates, company letters, etc., should be issued indicating that the holder has successfully completed the basic or advanced training. The company letters should include any relevant onboard training that would be recorded as required by 46 CFR 15.1107. This is recommended to ensure that the mariner can demonstrate adequate training for the position held aboard a vessel using gases or low-fashpoint fuels. Addition- ally, this documentary evidence could help the mariner to obtain any credential endorsements that may eventually be required to sail aboard these vessels. characteristics, specialized auxiliary equipment, adapta- tions and/or changes from conventional equipment, and expanded mariner competency requirements. In the future, gases or low-fashpoint fuels may overtake conventional fuels in marine operations. As the fuel markets mature, the training elements outlined in CG-OES Policy Letter No. 01-15 may be incorporated into mainstream mari- ner training. About the authors: Mr. Davis Breyer has been working in the Maritime Personnel Qualifca- tions Division at U.S. Coast Guard headquarters since 2010. He is a licensed master mariner with more than 20 years aboard LNG carriers. He has also worked as a marine educator and currently serves as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the IMO Subcommittee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping. For more information: Direct any questions regarding mariner training to CGOES1@uscg.mil. CG-OES Policy Letter No. 01-15, "Guidelines for Liquefied Natural Gas Fuel Transfer Operations and Training of Personnel on Vessels Using Natural Gas as Fuel," is available at: w w w.uscg.mil/hq /cg 5/cg 52 2 /cg 52 2 2 / PolicyLetters.asp.