LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF JAPAN ON LNG CARRIERS

When an LNG carrier intends to enter any of Japanese ports, it is necessary to subject the carrier to safety assessments from the view point of ensuring the safety of the ship in all respects before its entrance is granted. In more specific terms, these requirements are imposed on LNG carriers to assure the safe navigation in narrow channels, safe unloading operation of LNG, prevention of disasters before they actually occur, and minimization of disaster in case an accident has occurred. For ensuring safety of vessels and sea lanes, in Japan, there are laws and regulations such as Ship Safety Law, Maritime Traffic Safety Law, and Port Regulations Law, and the Ministry of Transport and the Maritime Safety Agency are in charge of enforcing these laws and regulations. In this report, these three laws prescribing the specific requirements for LNG carriers are introduced briefly, and, at the same time, some explanatory notes are given on the practical aspects of the guidelines for LNG carriers set out by the Government of Japan.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1-17

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 3, Session 4 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM