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Loss of compressed air system - Emergency response for liquefied gas carriers

An emergency can occur at any time and in any situation. Effective action is only possible if pre-planned and practical procedures have been developed and are frequently exercised.

The loss of compressed control air will immediately activate ESDS which means all cargo operation will be stopped as well as dual firing. Also control air is essential for all regulators in engine room including both boilers. It is, therefore, possible that the turbo generators will also stop. Recommended actions are as below:

i) If there is a connection between working air and control air connect both systems


ii) Start up Stand-by generator (Diesel generator) if it is not running

iii) If Stand-by generator (Diesel generator) fails, start-up emergency generator

iv) Advise Terminal

v) Evaluate situation and decide whether to disconnect arms

vi) Consider - external assistance, tugs. particularly alongside terminal, transiting in port and close to coast

vii) Consider leaving berth

viii) Consider dropping anchor

ix) Hoist and exhibit the proper signal: NUC (Not Under Control)

x) Advise other vessels in the vicinity if applicable


When Compressed Air has been restored

i) Cancel warning to ships in the vicinity

ii) Advise Terminal

iii) Check all navigation, cargo and engine equipment



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