Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) - Fuel ALERTS, Policy, Regs


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Safety Alerts and Bulletins Specific to Liquefied Gas as Fuel

Society for Gas Marine Fuel (SGMF) Formal Safety Notice (FSN) No: FSN 19-01 Subject: Prevention of LNG leakages from dry-disconnect/connect couplings.
Narrative: Differential movement between supply and receiving bunkering equipment is causing leakages at the dry-disconnect/connect coupling sealing face/surface.  It is not clear that and design loads are being exceeded shills this movement is occurring, however it is causing the coupling to leak.

* SGMF SGMF is recognized as the leading experts in the use and adoption of low flashpoint fuels for shipping and the ensuing supply infrastructure. This is where knowledge and best practice are gathered from the wide experience of our members which encompasses all the value chain for the fuel including producers, suppliers, owners, operators, port authorities and classification societies and equipment manufacturers, making SGMF the largest and best represented organization of its kind.

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LGC NCOE Field Notices specific to Liquefied Gas as Fuel

 

LGC NCOE Field Notice 02-16 (2016) Subject: Domestic Vessel LNG Fuel System Inspection Job Aid

 

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Policy Letters specific to Liquefied Gas as Fuel

 

CG-ENG Policy Letter 01-12, Change-1 (2017)  Equivalency Determination - Design Criteria for Natural Gas Fuel Systems

CG-ENG Policy Letter 02-15 (2015)  Design Standards for U.S. Barges Intended to Carry Liquefied Natural Gas in Bulk

 

CG-521 Policy Letter 01-12 (2012)  Equivalency Determination - Design Criteria for Natural Gas Fuel Systems    
a.k.a. CG-ENG Policy Letter 01-12

CG-CVC Policy Letter 12-04 (2012)  Guidelines for Compliance and Enforcement of the Emission Control Areas Established within the United States Jurisdiction as Designated in MARPOL ANNEX VI Regulation 14

CG-CVC ECA Job Aid (2012)  Job Aid for Compliance and Enforcement of the Emission Control Areas    


Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars specific to Liquefied Gas as Fuel

 

Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) NVIC 02-95 (Change 3) (2018) :  The primary purpose of this change is to align the ACP with applicable International Maritime Organization(IMO) instruments, including the provisions of the International Code for Recognized Organizations (RO Code).

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Additional Guidance specific to Liquefied Gas as Fuel

Liquefied Natural Gas [ as fuel ] Design Considerations This technical paper, written by the design engineers at the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center, presents the major design considerations for a natural gas fueled ship that are fundamentally different from a diesel fueled vessel.

Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP)  The ACP TTP (Change 3) - Dec 2019 consolidates, updates, and standardizes guidance for United States Coast Guard (USCG) personnel conducting Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) examinations. 

IMO IGF Code (2017)  Read about the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) on the IMO website.

IMO Resolution MSC.285(86) (2009) Interim Guidelines on Safety for Natural Gas-Fuelled Engine Installations in Ships (2009)

USCG Marine Safety Manual, Vol. II Materiel Inspection Section D, Chapter 6, Procedures Applicable to Foreign Tank Vessels

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Code of Federal Regulations
 

33 CFR Part 101 - Maritime Security: General

33 CFR Part 103 - Maritime Security: Area Maritime Security

33 CFR Part 104 - Maritime Security: Vessels

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U.S. Code USC Title 46 - Shipping

46 United States Code, Section 3711-Evidence of Compliance by Foreign Vessels

46 United States Code, Section 701 – Port Security

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