A Model for Port State Control of LNG Ships (eBook)

Published Date

January 2000

A Model for Port State Control of LNG Ships (eBook)

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This paper describes moves by the Port of Boston to ensure the safety of LNG activities while accomodating the other needs of the Port. (6pp)

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The Port of Boston, Massachusetts is the site of the first and most active LNG importing terminal in the United States. Since 1971, more than 400 discharges of LNG cargoes have taken place, each ranging from 60,000 m3 to 125,000 m3.

In the last few years, the number of cargoes arriving has steadily risen and current projections show more growth in LNG demand in the United States.

It is, of course, a priority for the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure the safety of LNG transits and cargo discharges in an urban setting such as Boston, Massachusetts. At the same time, it is also necessary to facilitate other maritime commerce within the port such as harbor ferries and passenger vessels, tankers, container vessels and auto carriers. While solving this dilemma is still a work in progress, it is well on its way to resolution. The U.S. Coast Guard in Boston and Cabot LNG Corporation, parent corporation of the Distrigas of Massachusetts Corporation, the LNG terminal in Everett, Massachusetts, have taken a novel approach to this problem through creation of Port Vision 2000: The Port of Boston Partnership for LNG Safety. The partnerships goal is to accommodate the very real increase in LNG shipments with existing resources while maintaining the same high level of safety.

Paper Delivered by:
Captain Joel R. Whitehead (USCG, Captain of the Port, Boston)

Prepared for:
Gastech Houston 2000

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 Model for Port State Control of LNG Ships (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g092
Published Date: January 2000

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