Support Craft at Liquefied Gas Facilities.  Principles of Emergency Response and Protection - Onshore (eBook)

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Support Craft at Liquefied Gas Facilities. Principles of Emergency Response and Protection - Onshore (eBook)

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Support craft perform a vital role in assisting with safe operations and emergency response for liquefied gas carriers and facilities. The effectiveness of this service could be improved by a more up-to-date approach and an improved understanding of the hazards, barriers, credible scenarios and credible response strategies.


The information in this book is provided primarily for organisations involved in the transportation of liquefied gas cargoes, including support craft, facilities and ships. It may also be of assistance to regulators and government agencies. Suggested competency standards have been provided at Annex D to assist with the creation of training programmes for the crew of support craft.

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This new publication from SIGTTO uses a risk assessment method and terminology, to explain the

environment and define some example scenarios and response strategies.


All of the responses contained are based on the following order of priority: protection of life, the

environment and property. Protection of life has been considered not only in the context of the ship and terminal

staff involved in a cargo operation, but also to the emergency responders and the general public in the vicinity.


Evaluating a top event without understanding the design barriers built in to reduce risk may lead to an

improbable conclusion.


SIGTTO is of the opinion that knowledge of the design basis for facilities and gas carriers, including typical

credible (design) scenarios, may assist in the improvement of existing practice. This new publication therefore sets out

to increase awareness of the philosophy behind the design, including the purpose and limitation, of equipment

used. Appreciation of the credible scenarios should also assist the industry in carrying out more effective drills

and exercises.

PART 1 Scope and Methodology

1. Introduction

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Scope

1.3 Risk Based Method and Terminology

1.4 Document Structure

PART 2 Assessing the Risk and the Management of Specific Events

2. The Operating Environment

3. Top Events

3.1 Loss of Containment

3.2 Collision/Grounding

3.3 Loss of Position

3.4 Intrusion


Annex A – Response Considerations and Planning

Annex B – Equipment and Capabilities of Support Craft

Annex C – Water-spray Systems

Annex D – Support Craft Emergency Response Competencies

Annex E – Fire and Gas Dispersion Modelling

Annex F – Properties of Liquefied Gases

Annex G – Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

Annex H – References

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: Support Craft at Liquefied Gas Facilities. Principles of Emergency Response and Protection - Onshore (eBook)
Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 92
Product Code: WS1472EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-691-1 (9781856096911), ISBN 10: 1-85609-691-2 (1856096912)
Published Date: September 2015

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