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.
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.
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.