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 […]
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.
Coast Guard members will be participating in several panel sessions during the LNG & Alternative Fuels Symposium in Seattle, Feb. 8, 2018. Maritime Commons will bring post-conference coverage to our readers who […]
Senior Coast Guard leaders and liquefied-gas-industry experts from around the country came together Dec. 6-7, 2017, in Houston, Texas 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.
Coast Guard members had the opportunity to speak to over 1,000 attendees from 24 different countries during the High Horsepower Summit Nov. 6-9, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida. The HHP Summit focused on the use of natural gas as a solution for both land and marine operators to use in order to reduce fuel costs, improve environmental performance, and comply with air quality regulations.
9/28/2017: LGC NCOE and industry experts provide technical training for future USCG LNG fueled vessel inspectors
The LGC NCOE, with support from industry and regulatory agencies, along with the Coast Guard’s Office of Design & Engineering Standards and the Marine Safety Center (MSC) provided Coast Guard Marine Inspectors from across the U.S. with an in-depth understanding of LNG fueled engines, bunkering evolutions, risk analysis, containment systems, vessel operations, plan review and firefighting/vapor suppression techniques.
This policy letter update uses the IGF Code as a baseline standard for vessels using LNG fuel as an alternative to those fuel systems covered by current domestic regulations.
6/13/2017: **UPDATE** LGC NCOE Field Notice on evaluation and authorization of simultaneous operations during LNG bunkering
The post dated June 13, 2017, announcing the availability of LGC NCOE’s Field Notice 01-2017: Evaluation and Authorization of Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) During Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Bunkering has been temporarily disabled until the Field Notice can be updated with the most current information. Maritime Commons will re-post the Field Notice as soon as it becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.