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.
1/23/2017: LGC NCOE works with LNG shipping company to train Coast Guard personnel on Liquefied Gas Carrier Instrumentation
The Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise works with the private sector to train Coast Guard personnel on liquefied gas carrier cargo instrumentation systems.
The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) in cooperation with the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise’s (LGC NCOE) and The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) hosted senior Coast Guard leaders and liquefied-gas-industry experts from around the country last week in Houston. This event was dedicated to preparing for the increased use of liquefied gases throughout the maritime community and gaining a deeper understanding of the intricacies each party faces as they adapt to the rapid growth of this multi-billion dollar industry.
The Coast Guard created its first foreign gas carrier examiner inspection guide to be used by vessel operators to best prepare for initial, renewal and annual examinations of foreign-flagged gas carriers.
The Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise works with industry to train Coast Guard personnel on liquefied gas ship shore connections.
The Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise conducted the first inspection of a large-scale liquefied natural gas carrier with the first LNG cargo for export from the lower 48 states since the 1960’s.