The U.S. Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on a Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment regarding plans for new berths at an LNG facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, and to increase the number of LNG vessels at the facility from 400 to 580 annually. The Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment were submitted by Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. Comments must be received by August 8, 2018.
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 […]
8/16/2017: LGC NCOE releases guidance for analyzing risk of simultaneous operations during liquefied natural gas bunkering
Field Notice 01-2017 contains recommendations for the marine industry and Captains of the Port to consider when assessing the risks of LNG Simultaneous Operations. It includes guidance on an optional, formal operational risk assessment, if the vessel operator chooses to conduct one.
The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) has issued a policy letter providing guidance for evaluating Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) during Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fuel Transfer Operations at waterfront facilities subject to 33 CFR Part 127. The policy letter provides guidance to Coast Guard Captains of the Port (COTPs) considering safety issues associated with SIMOPS while conducting LNG fuel transfer operations.
Recently Coast Guard port state control officers performed an examination on board a Liquefied Natural Gas carrier. While onboard the inspectors discovered a significant and potentially dangerous modification within a gas valve unit (GVU) room.
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.
Last week, the Coast Guard met with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to discuss collaboration on voluntary Cyber Architecture Reviews for MTSA-regulated LNG facilities.
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.