VESSEL TRANSPORTATION AND HAZARDS OF LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS
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.
- Paper given at the First International Liquefied Gas Transportation Conference, London-March 21-22, 1972. Sponsored by Shipbuilding and Shipping Record.
Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited33-39 Bowling Green Lane
London EC1P 1AH, England
- Williams, H D
- Publication Date: 1972-3
- Pagination: 7 p.
- Shipbuilding and Shipping Record
- Publisher: Transport and Technical Publications Limited
- TRT Terms: Freight handling; Liquefied gases; Liquefied natural gas; Marine safety; Ship operations; Spills (Pollution); Tankers
- Old TRIS Terms: Lng handling; Tanker operations; Tanker safety
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00032729
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Shipbuilding and Shipping Record
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 28 1972 12:00AM