US authorities issue upgraded LNG guidelines

The US authorities recommend that ships update their safety procedures in relation to LNG bunkering. The recommendation follows a risk evaluation performed by the US Coast Guard.

LNG bunkering in Batam | Photo: SAL Heavy Lift

Ships should update their safety measures and work process in relating to tanking liquefied natural gas, so-called LNG bunker, according to US authorities.

The US Coast Guard's Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (NCOE) has monitored a large number of LNG bunkering operations in recent months, and the authority has on this basis published a series of LNG bunkering recommendations for ships filling their tanks with the alternative fuel.

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