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2024-04-09 - 4th Annual USCG, Flag State and Classification Society Surveyor Workshop

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) in partnership with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) classification society hosted the 4th Annual USCG, Flag State, and Classification Society Surveyor Workshop on February 27 – 29, 2024 in Katy, Texas.
 

2023-02-16 USCG CoC Exams Prior to Northbound Transit of Panama Canal

The Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise has announced a voluntary program providing gas vessels with the opportunity to request a Certificate of Compliance (COC) exam while awaiting northbound transit in Balboa, Panama.
 

2022-04-01  -  LGC NCOE Offshore Certificate of Compliance Examination Program during LGCAP 2201 & USCG Ship-to-Ship LNG Transfer Approvals

This notice provides awareness to liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGCs) owners and operators regarding the LGC NCOE’s offshore Certificate of Compliance (COC) examination program during the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier Accelerated Program (LGCAP) 2201. The Coast Guard’s Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner National Verifying Officer’s from the LGC NCOE will lead examinations under this program.
Commencing only from April 6th, 2022 and ending on April 29th, 2022.

 

2021-09-27 Coast Guard holds first-of-their-kind fuel workshops, trains examiners from across U.S.
 

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Personnel from the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise led the service’s inaugural low-flashpoint fuel workshops in Jacksonville, Florida, from Sept. 13-17 and 20-24.

Workshop instructors trained the first wave of Coast Guard low-flashpoint fuel examiners serving at units from across the U.S. This training enhanced examiners’ technical competence on low-flashpoint fuel systems, which will promote national examination consistency and mitigate risks throughout the U.S. Marine Transportation System.
 

2018-09-28 Coast Guard, Industry Partner on LNG Inspector Training

The Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) partnered with Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville to coordinate a four-day “LNG as Fuel Workshop” Sept. 17-20, 2018, for future inspectors of LNG fueled vessels, with support from industry experts and the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center.

 

2016-06-23 USCG checklist on LNG fuel system inspection

In April 2015, the USCG Liquefied Gas Carrier (LGC) National Center of Expertise (NCOE) identified the need for and with USCG Headquarters program support established the LNG as a Fuel Workforce Development Committee (LNGFWDC) to identify USCG prevention workforce development needs for the emerging use of LNG as a maritime fuel and LNG bunkering.
 

2014-12-06 - ​USCG discusses LNG at marine fuels conference

On December 4, the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association hosted The Future of Marine Fuels: Emission Control Area and Liquefied Natural Gas Conference in San Pedro, California.

Representing the U.S Coast Guard's (USCG) Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise, or LGC NCOE, were lieutenant commander Anthony Hillenbrand and senior marine inspector Scott LaBurn.