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Liquefied Gas Carrier - Annual Gas Carrier Surveyor Workshop (GCSW)

Dates:                 As per Event Calendar link.

Location:             As per Event Calendar link.  (Typically Houston)

Presenters:         A collaboration of Class, Flag and USCG Members

Seats available:  TBD  (Typically 50 max)

Prerequisites:     1) Be a liquefied gas Class or Flag State Surveyor or liquefied gas SME of a Class Society

The LGC NCOE conducted our first Gas Carrier Surveyor Workshop (GCSW) (Training/Information Exchange) in Houston, TX - 2017 at Sector Houston.  Since then the workshop has grown in interest and has resulted in our compliance partners, Flag and Class Societies, taking turns hosting the workshop. The purpose of the GCSW is to conduct a professional exchange of information within the safety net of Flag and Class surveyors.  All members of the workshop are invited to present.  We typically use presentations from the USCG Gas Carrier Inspector course to keep the conversation on methodical course track as we interpret applicable U.S. and International Maritime Organization (IMO) Liquefied Gas Carrier requirements; and how they are applied when conducting foreign gas carrier exams.

We invite and encourage attending Flag State and Class Society surveyors to share their personal lessons learn with attending Coast Guard members.


To better your experience, please bring the following three items with you:

1) Bring your electronic or printed copy of the USCG FGCE TTP found HERE (228 pages)
2) Bring your electronic or printed copy of the IGC Code (1993 Edition)


Note: You can three hole punch the TTP, or some have found it nice to take the TTP to a document printing franchise where they can spiral bind books for a small fee ($10).

Again, to get the most of out the training, attendees should bring a copy of the items above.


What to expect:

This is a  two day event. We added the additional day after receiving many comments that one day was way too short.  In addition, we want to ensure there is time for more discussion back and forth, we want to share our experiences and we want to hear from you too.

There are group exercises after some of the lessons.

Below provides an idea of topics to be covered; subject to change.
Day One:

Lesson 1 -   Intro/LGC NCOE
Lesson 2 -   LNG General Overview
Lesson 3-1  Vessel Pre-Exam
Lesson 3-2  Docs/Pubs
Lesson 3-3  Instrumentation
Lesson 3-4  Health/Safety
Lesson 3-5  Cargo System

Day Two:

Lesson 3-6    Environmental Control Sys
Lesson 3-7    Lifesaving
Lesson 3-8    Electrical
Lesson 3-9    Cargo Area Vent/Air Lock
Lesson 3-10  Gas Fuel Supply
Lesson 3-11  Firefighting

Presentations from Class and Flag