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A Contingency Planning and Crew Response Guide for Gas Carrier Damage at Sea and in Port Approaches, 3rd Edition

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A guide covering contingency planning relevant to liquefied gas carriers, includes an overview of recommended gas carrier crew responses to ship damage conditions.

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This book was created by an Inter-Industry Working Group, including members of the International Chamber of Shipping, Oil Companies International Marine Forum, Society of International Gas Tankers and Terminal Operators Ltd and the International Salvage Union. It address aspects of contingency planning relevant to liquefied gas carriers and also provides the recommended crew responses to emergency situations that are causing damage to ships.

 

The purpose of this book is to provide information that is useful to the operating management of gas carriers in developing contingency planning for ships of the fleet. These plans are in

addition to the required Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP). It should be noted that new rules, e.g. the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW Convention), chapter IX of SOLAS and The International Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention, now require ships, and in the case of ISM the operator’s office, to have contingency plans in place.

 

This guide is not a comprehensive manual on contingency planning, but addresses the points that are relevant to the circumstances and requirements of liquefied gas carriers. It also includes the suggested emergency crew response when a ship is under damage conditions.

 

The basic considerations in contingency planning that this guide addresses are common to all. A great deal of the guidance given in this book is drawn from contingency planning that has already been formulated by several liquefied gas industry operating managements.

 

This book is aimed primarily at ship operating managements and assumes that there is already an understanding of liquefied gas cargo characteristics and gas carrier design, construction and

operation. The successful handling of a ship casualty may require the cooperation of national or international authorities within their area of jurisdiction. Assistance will often also be required from other parties including salvors and the fire services, etc.

Foreword

Contingency Planning

1. Immediate Action By The Ship

2. Casualty Teams and Control Centres

3. Casualty Control Communications

4. Buoyancy, Strength and Stability Calculations

5. Resources

6. Jettisoning

7. Protection of Shipboard Personnel

8. Co-operation with National and Port Authorities

9. Co-operation with salvors

10. Public Relations

Appendix I

Casualty Scenario Discussion

1. Collisions

2. Grounding

3. Liquefied Gas Cargo Fires

Appendix II

Crew Response to Gas Carrier Damage at Sea

1. General

2. Immediate Action/Considerations

3. Longer Term Actions

Appendix III

Specimen Contingency Plan Procedure Manual

1. Purpose

2. Assembly of Casualty Response Team

2.1 Initial Notification

2.2 Response Team Call Out

3. Facilities

4. Casualty Response Team Procedures

4.1 Initial Briefing

4.2 Advice to Company Officers

4.3 Advice to Associated Interests

4.4 Field Team

4.5 Assistance to Casualty

4.6 Families of Serving Personnel

4.7 Public Relations

Appendix IV

Jettisoning

1. Cargo Characteristics Relevant to Jettisoning

2. The Effect of Ships Hull

3. The Windspeed and Direction Relative to the Ship and the Position of Discharge from the Ship

4. Hose or Nozzle Discharge and Degree of Vaporisation

Appendix V

The Drift and Rescue Towage of Disabled Gas Tankers

1. Background to Research

2. Gas Tanker Drift Behaviour

2.1 Computer Module Drift Predictions

2.2 The Coriolis Effect

2.3 Full Scale Gas Carrier Drifting Trials

2.4 Control of Drift by Rudder, Trim or use of Engines

Appendix VI

References

Title: A Contingency Planning and Crew Response Guide for Gas Carrier Damage at Sea and in Port Approaches, 3rd Edition
Edition: Third
Number of Pages: 44
Product Code: 4400W006
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-172-5 (9781856091725), ISBN 10: 1-85609-172-4 (1856091724)
Published Date: July 1999
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 210 mm
Book Spine: 3 mm
Weight: 0.40 kg

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