Gas Carriers - Some Constructional and Practical Considerations. (eBook)

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January 1975

Gas Carriers - Some Constructional and Practical Considerations. (eBook)

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This paper looks at some of the difficulties associated with the building and the operation of liquefied gas ships(8pp)

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The code for gas carriers has now (1975) been generally agreed and should be formally accepted by the IMCO assembly this year. Ratification by all participating governments may take some time and ships now under construction are not subject to the full provisions of the Code. However, prudent owners have already endeavoured to anticipate and incorporate Code requirements whenever it has been practical to do so. Moves are under way to make certain aspects of the Code retrospective to existing ships and ships now under construction. However, participating countries have yet to reach agreement on a number of points and some uncertainty now exists. This has led to a situation the Code was intended to avoid - national administrations acting unilaterally by putting their own interpretation onto the various IMCO requirements. Consequently, some governments are attempting to enforce requirements which are not generally agreed and which may not even be accepted by other governments. This premature approach could well cause considerable trouble to some owners who may be forced to construct uncompetitive ships if they wish to remain in the gas trades.

Paper Delivered by:
PR Mitchell (P&O Bulk Shipping Division, London)

Prepared for:
Gastech Paris 1975

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: Gas Carriers - Some Constructional and Practical Considerations. (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g044
Published Date: January 1975

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