The shipment of large bulk quantities of LNG presents a particular challenge to marine administrations in the number of entirely new steps it involves. The United States Coast Guard is no exception, being unduly hampered in its regulatory function by the fact that no vessel engaged in LNG operations flies the U.S. flag. This paper describes the problems currently facing the USCG in this respect and explains the criteria governing the interpretation of the Code of Federal Regulations with particular reference to LNG, thought to present a greater hazard than those liquefied gas cargoes hitherto carried in bulk. A hypothetical example is given of the consequences of a LNG tank rupture following a collision within the confines of a port.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper given at the First International Liquefied Gas Transportation Conference, London-March 21-22, 1972. Sponsored by Shipbuilding and Shipping Record.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Williams, H D
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

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  • Accession Number: 00032729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Shipbuilding and Shipping Record
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1972 12:00AM