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Doyle named to SGMF Training and Competency Working Group

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The United States Maritime Research Center (USMRC) has named Margaret Kaigh Doyle as the US Vice Chairperson of the Training and Competency Working Group for the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF).

The organization is expanding its scope into the US, and the working group will focus on developing a training and competency framework designed to satisfy both International Maritime Organization (IMO) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations.

USMRC offers simulation-based LNG as a marine fuel training. The bunkering course is being offered ahead of any USCG regulations governing LNG bunkering. MSI has extensive experience in full-featured tugboat operations teaching and is applying its simulator expertise to LNG bunkering.

Doyle is a longstanding appointed member of US Coast Guard Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). She also chairs the recently formed CTAC subcommittee tasked with "Developing Recommendations for Safety Standards for the Design of Vessels Carrying Natural Gas as a Cargo or a Fuel". Doyle also participates on the US Delegation to the IMO on matters of LNG as a fuel.

SGMF maintains working relationships with other industry bodies, governmental and intergovernmental agencies, including the IMO, to better develop and disseminate industry best practice advice and guidance among its members.

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