Liquefied-gas-industry experts and Coast Guard personnel from around the country came together in Katy, Texas, December 3, to prepare for the increased use of liquefied gases throughout the maritime community and gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies each party faces as they adapt to the rapid growth of this multi-billion dollar industry.
The workshop focused on providing the attendees with an in-depth understanding of Coast Guard liquefied gas carrier examinations. More importantly, the workshop afforded numerous opportunities for open dialogue and an information exchange between local Coast Guard marine examiners, Flag State and Class Surveyors in order to raise the awareness on key safety issues and common deficiencies.
9/27/2018: LGC Nat’l Center of Expertise, industry experts provide technical training for future LNG fueled vessel inspectors
The Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise’s partnered with Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville to coordinate a four-day “LNG as Fuel Workshop” for future inspectors of LNG fueled vessels, with support from industry experts and the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center. Together, this team provided Coast Guard marine inspectors from across the U.S. with an in-depth understanding of LNG fueled engines, bunkering evolutions, risk analysis, membrane containment systems, type C tanks, vessel operations, plan review, and firefighting techniques.