Update to Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures The Coast Guard’s Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner (FGCE) Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) has been updated to account for the newest gas […]
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 02-20 to educate the maritime community about common discrepancies associated with fixed gas detection systems on board liquefied gas carriers.
The establishment of air emissions regulations in the form of Emission Control Areas (ECA) and the approaching IMO 2020 sulfur cap have driven the search for economically, commercially, and environmentally acceptable marine fuels. With advancements in technologies and the significant growth of U.S. liquefied gas export markets, Coast Guard examiners are seeing a new trend on vessels carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and ethane; these vessels are using their cargoes as fuel during ocean transits. In this post, we provide industry with instructions for vessels to request permission to use cargoes other than methane as fuel.
The Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise gives LNG training to Cheniere’s LNG PICs and local Coast Guardsmen in Corpus Christi.
The Coast Guard’s Office of Design & Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) and Office of Search and Rescue (CG-SAR), Cruise Ship and Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE), and the 7th Coast Guard District recently attended the TDN UK Passenger Ship Safety conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.