7/9/2018: Waterway suitability assessment to increase liquefied natural gas facility berths and vessel traffic; Cameron Parish, Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on a Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment regarding plans for new berths at an LNG facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, and to increase the number of LNG vessels at the facility from 400 to 580 annually. The Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment were submitted by Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. Comments must be received by August 8, 2018.


2/1/2017: Recap of LGC NCOE presentation at the Passenger Ship Safety Conference

The Coast Guard’s Office of Design & Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) and Office of Search and Rescue (CG-SAR), Cruise Ship and Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE), and the 7th Coast Guard District recently attended the TDN UK Passenger Ship Safety conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


1/23/2017: LGC NCOE works with LNG shipping company to train Coast Guard personnel on Liquefied Gas Carrier Instrumentation

The Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise works with the private sector to train Coast Guard personnel on liquefied gas carrier cargo instrumentation systems.


11/23/2016: LGC NCOE gives 3-day LNG training to Panama Canal

The Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise recently gave a 3-day LNG training to the Panama Canal Authority, Panamanian Government and first responders.


10/6/2016: LGC NCOE and industry experts provide technical training for future Coast Guard LNG fueled vessel inspectors

The Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise works with the private sector to train Coast Guard LNG fueled vessel inspectors.


9/9/2016: Collection of information under review – Waterfront facilities handling LNG, LHG

The Coast Guard seeks comments on the extension of its approval for the collection of information on waterfront facilities handling liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied hazardous gas (LHG).


8/2/2016: Recap of LGC NCOE presentation at the LNG Fuel Summit, LNG Fuelled Tugs and Barge event

A recap of information provided by Lt. Cmdr. Dallas Smith at the LNG Fuel Summit and LNG Fuelled Tugs and Barge Event


6/28/2016: Coast Guard speaks at international liquefied gas conferences

Earlier this month, the U.S. Coast Guard Liquefied Gas National Center of Expertise spoke at international conferences to discuss how the service is preparing for increased maritime use and transportation of LNG.


06/16/2016: Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise releases LNG fuel system checklist

The Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) has released Field Notice 02-16, ‘Domestic Vessel LNG Fuel System Inspection Job Aid’. This notice augments existing policy with a recommended checklist specific for domestic LNG fueled vessels.


4/12/2016: Coast Guard creates new foreign gas carrier examiner tactics techniques and procedures

The Coast Guard created its first foreign gas carrier examiner inspection guide to be used by vessel operators to best prepare for initial, renewal and annual examinations of foreign-flagged gas carriers.


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