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Liquefied Gas carriers design, characteristics and safety matters

How liquefied gas carriers are built ?
Gas carriers are high-tech ships, designed with safety and security in mind & using special materials and designs to safely handle the very cold LNG. They are robustly designed and constructed and the majority of hazards are minimised by strict compliance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other organisations during the design process. Gas Carriers are inspected regularly throughout the world to ensure that the requirements of the IMO rules continue to be met.



All ships have two hulls, in effect a double ship that protects the cargo in the event of a collision, grounding, or a terrorist act. Even before the ship construction has begun, government safety experts review the plans. The ships are inspect- ed during construction and are periodically inspected after completion. International and U.S. Coast Guard rules cover just about every safety feature of these ships, as well as crew training standards.

Gas carrier sea passage
Fig:GAS carrier underway


Everyone involved in liquefied natural gas transportation takes safety very seriously. There are many lives and a great deal of money at stake. Government and industry work together to make sure these ships are designed, maintained, and manned with safety in mind; industry maintains them with oversight by periodic government inspection, and government sets the standards for crew training. This has result- ed in an outstanding safety record. Over the last decades there have been no record of significant LNG spillage worldwide because are so well designed .

Due to the extra care in designing, maintain- ing, operating, and inspecting liquefied gas carriers, they have an excellent safety record, with no major problems in sea voyages.



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The risk of laden voyage - a brief guide to liquefied gas carriers



External links :


  1. International maritime organization










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