Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG (eBook)

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July 2004


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Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG (eBook)

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This book details the lessons learned from established ship vetting practices in the oil industry and shows how they can be incorporated into LNG shipping.

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Trading patterns in LNG shipping are changing, with shorter term freight contracts and vessels trading to new ports. Charterers, buyers, terminal operators and sellers need to be sure that the condition. operation and ownership of any vessel used is of an acceptable standard and they do this through ship inspection and vetting systems.

 

This book discusses the lessons learned within the oil industry and shows their relevance to the vetting of LNG ships.

SECTION 1 – AN OVERVIEW OF SHIP VETTING

1.1 ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

1.2 THE ELEMENTS OF VETTING

1.2.1 SHIP/SHORE COMPATIBILITY

1.2.2 ASSESSING SHIP QUALITY

1.2.3 ASSESSMENT FOR USE

1.3 THE ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS OF VETTING IN AN LNG CONTEXT

SECTION 2 – APPLICATION OF VETTING IN AN LNG CONTEXT

2.1 QUALITY ASSURANCE

2.2 PERSONNEL

2.3 SHIP/SHORE COMPATIBILITY

2.4 TRANSPARENCY

2.5 FLEXIBILITY

2.6 INSPECTIONS AND SIRE

2.7 AGE

2.8 CLEARANCES

SECTION 3 – SPECIFIC ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS

3.1 TO INSPECTORS AND INSPECTION COMPANIES

3.2 TO VETTING DEPARTMENTS

3.3 TO LNG CHARTERERS, BROKERS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATORS

3.4 TO LNG SHIP MANAGERS/OWNERS/POOL OPERATORS

3.5 TO SHIP'S STAFF

3.6 TO LNG TERMINAL OPERATORS

3.7 TO SHIP'S AGENTS

REFERENCES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDICES

GLOSSARY

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: Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG (eBook)
Product Code: WS1088EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-286-9 (9781856092869), ISBN 10: 1-85609-286-0 (1856092860)
Published Date: July 2004
Author: SIGTTO

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