A Guide to Contingency Planning for Marine Terminals Handling Liquefied Gases in Bulk, 2nd Edition (eBook)

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October 2001

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A Guide to Contingency Planning for Marine Terminals Handling Liquefied Gases in Bulk, 2nd Edition (eBook)

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Covers the safe storage and transfer of liquefied gases at marine terminals (however it could be incorporated for use at any tanker terminal handling hazardous substances in bulk).


No. OF PAGES: 42

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This e-book specifically relates to the safe storage and transfer of liquefied gases at marine terminals. However, it can be adapted for use at any terminal that handles hazardous substances in bulk. The book provides terminal management with guidance on contingency planning, including the identification and control of potential hazards, the control of incidents and review periods.




1. Prevention of Major Accidents

Safety management systems

Identification of potential hazards

Control of potential hazards

Safety auditing

2. Emergency Planning

On-site emergency plan

Emergency response manuals

Emergency services and off-site emergency plans

Interaction and liaison between emergency services

Mutual aid schemes

Public relations

Periodic reviews

3. Incident Control

Activation of the marine terminal emergency plan

Establishing incident control

Role of key personnel during an incident


Termination of incident

4. Incident Follow-Up

Incident investigation

Reporting and lessons learned

Re-commissioning of plant after a major incident

5. The Organisation of a Major Emergency Exercise

Creating an exercise culture

Exercise constraints

Defining exerciseobjectives

Exercise planning

Starting an exercise

Exercise levels


Illustration of Typical Emergency Plan Contents List

International Regulations and Guidelines




Philosophy and general approach

APELL for port areas

Saveso Directives:


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 Guide to Contingency Planning for Marine Terminals Handling Liquefied Gases in Bulk, 2nd Edition (eBook)
Edition: Second
Number of Pages: 42
Product Code: WS1189EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-215-9 (9781856092159), ISBN 10: 1-85609-215-1 (1856092151)
Published Date: October 2001
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 230 mm

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