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

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July 1999

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

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Covers contingency planning for liquefied gas carriers, including an overview of recommended gas carrier crew responses to various ship damage conditions.




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This guide addresses the aspects of contingency planning that are relevant to the liquefied gas carrier and provides recommended crew responses to emergency situations that cause ship damage. While not an exhaustive guide to all conditions, it will be found to be applicable to the majority of accident situations.



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


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


OCIMF is widely recognised as the voice of the oil industry providing expertise in the safe and environmentally responsible transport and handling of hydrocarbons in ships and terminals and setting standards for continuous improvement. Membership is extensive and includes every oil major in the world along with the majority of National Oil Companies.


ICS membership comprises national shipowners' associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world's merchant tonnage. Established in 1921, ICS is concerned with all technical, legal, employment affairs and policy issues that may affect international shipping.

ICS represents shipowners with the various intergovernmental regulatory bodies that impact on shipping, including the
International Maritime Organization. ICS also develops best practices and guidance, including a wide range of publications and free resources that are used by ship operators globally.


The purpose of SIGTTO is to promote shipping and terminal operations for liquefied gases which are safe, environmentally responsible and reliable. To fulfil this mission it will:

  • Proactively develop best operating practices and guideline

  • Sustain a learning environment by sharing lessons learned

  • Promote training and development of all within the industry

  • Foster mutually beneficial relationships with regulatory authorities and other stakeholders

  • Conduct its business with professionalism and integrity

Title: A Contingency Planning and Crew Response Guide for Gas Carrier Damage at Sea and in Port Approaches, 3rd Edition (eBook)
Edition: Third
Number of Pages: 44
Product Code: WS1153EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-172-5 (9781856091725), ISBN 10: 1-85609-172-4 (1856091724)
Published Date: July 1999

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