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Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG

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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 ships trading to new ports. Charterers, buyers, terminal operators and sellers must be sure of the ship’s condition. The operation and ownership of any vessel must be to an acceptable standard and this is achieved through ship inspection and vetting systems.

 

Inspections and vetting done by charterers, buyers, terminal operators and sellers has been an integral part of ship operations in both oil tankers and LPG carrier operations for more than 25 years and has improved the operating standards. As LNG ships tend to operate under long-term contractual arrangements they have not been exposed to vetting.

 

From the commencement of shipments in 1959 to the end of 2002, 3.23 billion m3 of LNG had been shipped across the world without any incidents resulting in the loss of containment. Recent changes in trading patterns have resulted in short-term freight contracts, involving vessels trading to new ports. As a result charterers, buyers, terminal operators and sellers must be sure that the condition, operation and ownership of the vessels are of an acceptable standard, by applying ship inspection and vetting systems to LNG shipping.

 

This publication draws on information learned from the oil industry and passes it on to all concerned parties involved in vetting LNG ships. This book also contains information about the practices of some individual companies. These examples are purely for guidance only.

 

This book discusses the lessons that have been learnt within the oil industry and shows their relevance to vetting 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

Title: Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG
Number of Volumes: 1
Number of Pages: 34
Product Code: 4400W063
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-286-9 (9781856092869), ISBN 10: 1-85609-286-0 (1856092860)
Published Date: July 2004
Binding Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.20 kg
Author: SIGTTO

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