From October 2-5, MSI Newport conducted
the first of three Shiphandling/Tractor Tug Operation
courses for Masters, Pilots and Tug Masters at the Marathon Oil LNG Terminal in Equatorial Guinea. This training follows a research project in which MSI used real-time, full mission simulation
to examine the terminal layout, mooring procedures, and required tug power.
In attendance were 2 LNG Masters from Cerres Shipping, 3 Tug Masters from SMIT and 2 Pilots from
Marathon Oil. Additionally, other members of the Marathon Oil and SMIT team were in attendance with a
representative of British Gas.
Training including scenarios involving emergencies in docking and undocking LNG carriers at the new
Marathon Oil terminal.