Safety Guidelines - Bunkering
This publication provides guidance to all the parties directly involved in the bunkering of ships with liquefied natural gas (LNG). It aims to ensure that ships are re-fuelled with high levels of safety integrity and reliability. These guidelines represent a commitment by industry partners globally to develop a common guideline that will foster and promote safe and responsible operations for gas fueled vessels while providing invaluable data regarding LNG hazards, safety systems, bunkering guidelines.
Contractual Guidelines - Quantity and Quality
"This publication provides an overview of the custody transfer process of LNG to marine vessels. This guide describes the variables required to be measured for the main marine engine types. The later sections of this guide describe the proven techniques available for measuring both LNG quantity and quality. . It describes severalmethods, all of which provide sufficient accuracy and auditability to support the custody transfer process. Its aim is to educate and inform and not to be prescriptive."
Gas as a Marine Fuel - An introductory Guide
This publication provides an introduction into the use of gas as a marine fuel. The use of natural gas as a fuel is one way of complying with the increasingly strict regime governing emissions of harmful atmospheric pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur oxides (SOx) and reduces the carbon footprint of ship operations. This high-level document links to more technically and commercially rigorous guidelines aimed at assisting the emerging gas- as-fuel industry to develop, with safety as the paramount concern.
Bunkering of ships with LNG – Competency Guidelines
The guidelines are intended to be used by any individual, organisation or authority, on either side of the transfer process, to identify what tasks need to be conducted by themselves, their personnel, or within their scope – and hence to be able to identify the knowledge, understanding and competencies required. They set out the standards of competency expected of everyone involved to ensure that bunkering is completed safely and effectively, and with due regard for the environment.