Support Craft at Liquefied Gas Facilities: Principles of Emergency Response and Protection - Offshore

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October 2016

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Support Craft at Liquefied Gas Facilities: Principles of Emergency Response and Protection - Offshore

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This book discusses the role of support craft in assisting with safe operations and emergency response for liquefied gas carriers and facilities. It looks at how the service could be improved by a more up-to-date approach and an improved understanding of the hazards, barriers, risk scenarios and response strategies. It also provides suggested competency standards to assist with the creation of training programmes for support craft crew.

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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.


The book demonstrates how risk assessment may be used to develop response and protection strategies for support craft. It considers the ‘top events’ that will typically concern operators of support craft (i.e. loss of containment, collision/grounding, loss of position, and evacuation, rescue and pollution prevention). It discusses the threats, barriers and consequences of each event and highlights the part that support craft can play in mitigating risk through planning and operational readiness. The text is supported with colour illustrations and photographs, as well as diagrams showing the ‘bowtie’ method of risk assessment and management.


The Annexes provide useful information on:

• Response considerations and planning

• Equipment and capabilities of support craft

• Water-spray systems

• Support craft emergency response competencies

• Fire and gas dispersion modelling.


This title incorporates
'A Contingency Planning and Crew Response Guide for Gas Carrier Damage at Sea and in Port Approaches, 3rd Edition' (SIGTTO)
A Guide to Contingency Planning for the Gas Carrier Alongside and Within Port Limits, 2nd Edition (SIGTTO)

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 Evacuation, Rescue and Pollution Prevention



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 - Offshore
Number of Volumes: 1
Number of Pages: 93
Product Code: WS1512K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-715-4 (9781856097154), ISBN 10: 1-85609-715-3 (1856097153)
Published Date: October 2016
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 215 mm
Book Spine: 10 mm
Weight: 0.70 kg
Author: SIGTTO

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