A Gas Shipping Safety Programme (eBook)

Published Date

January 1978

A Gas Shipping Safety Programme (eBook)

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This paper is aimed at satisfying the need for a comprehensive programme covering the ship/shore operational interface.(17pp)

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Esso's Chemical and Petroleum affiliates in the European Region have extensive liquefied gas tanker shipping and terminalling operations. In 1978, almost one million tons of LPG and chemical gases will be shipped from 30 plants to 40 terminals via coastal waters, rivers and oceans. The shipping required for these movements will be provided by contracts of affreightment, voyage charters, time charters and, to a lesser extent, by direct ownership. The size, complexity and safety requirements of these operations are growing rapidly.

Significant progress on safety improvements has been made by government and industry organisations. For example, IMCO has prepared codes for the construction and equipment of gas vessels, the US Coast Guard has issued regulations covering gas ships calling at US ports, and the International Chamber of Shipping has prepared a guide for safe liquefied gas ship operations. These activities have been mainly directed toward the ship, as shore operations are outside the primary scope of the organisations involved. The safety programme presented in this paper complements the work referred to above and is aimed at satisfying the need for a comprehensive programme covering the ship/shore operational interface.

It is hoped that the paper will stimulate development of gas shipping safety programmes by those operators who do not already have them, and that it will foster a cooperative spirit in the industry on exchanging information relating to gas shipping safety.

Paper Delivered by:
EA Destremps (Essochem)

Prepared for:
Gastech Monaco 1978

For over 45 years, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG market. This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for gas and LNG professionals, where the global industry gathers to do business.

Gastech hosts major IOCs, NOC’s, global utility companies, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology and service providers, all who play an active role in the global energy value chain.

Title: A Gas Shipping Safety Programme (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g054
Published Date: January 1978

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