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Applicable regulations for handling liquefied gas cargo

The Master, Chief Officer, Chief Engineer, and personnel engaged in liquefied gas handling shall comply with the following rules and regulations :

(1) The Gas Carrier Codes

Gas carriers built after June 1986:
International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gas in Bulk (the IGC Code)

Gas carriers built between 1976 and 1986:
Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IMO Resolution A.328 (IX)) (the GC Code)

(2) International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS)

(3) International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW) As Amended in 1995

(4) Regulations of each harbor and terminal

(5) U.S. Regulations, 46 CFR

(6) Regulations on Transportation and Storage of Hazardous Substances by Ships (Japan)

Fully pressurized LPG carrier underway
Fig:Fully pressurized LPG carrier underway

Related Information:

  1. Carrying by ethylene carriers

  2. Carrying liquefied gases by semi pressurized ships

  3. The sea transport of bulk liquefied gases by fully refrigerated ships

Type of gas carriers - variation in the design, construction and operation

Liquefied gas carrier safety training

Development and potential of todays emerging gas technologies

Transporting economically viable compressed gas liquids from remote fields Benifits of compressed gas technology

Increased cargo capacity for LNG ships & advantages of the dual fuel diesel electric propulsion

Transporting liquefied natural gases by LNG ships

Gas cargo containment systems - primary barrier (the cargo tank),secondary barrier, thermal insulation and more

Safety checklist for gas carrier

How liquefied gas carriers being built ?

External links :

  1. IMO publications

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