Safety Aspects of using LNG as a Fuel
Stavros Niotis, Senior Engineer, ABS addressed the ''Safety Aspects of using LNG as a Fuel''. Nowadays, the use of LNG as fuel is increasingly considered as a valuable solution for dealing with certain stricter air emissions legislation. However, when considering any new or evolving technology, it is important to have a clear understanding of not only the benefits, but the challenges that may be involved. Bunkering LNG is a different process than bunkering Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) due to some unique differences in the fuel's characteristics. This, combined with the level of activity associated with bunkering process, make LNG bunkering one of the most critical operations for this new technology. During his presentation, he focused on the major safety aspects involved with bunkering vessels with natural gas.
The2015 SAFETY4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfullyconcluded on Wednesday 7th of October 2015 in Eugenides Foundation Athens attracting1100 delegates from 30 countries representing a total of 480 organizations.
A unique panel of 24 global experts presented latest maritime safety perspectives, best practices, security trends, loss prevention issues and human element challenges. Positive feedback on the presentations together with roundtable discussions proved the programme and speakers successfully addressed current maritime issues.
The event organized bySQE4SEA and sponsored byABS, ASPIDA, CHALOS & Co Law Firm, DNV GL, Dorian LPG, Hellenic War Risks, Hellenic Lloyd's Register, MAGSAYSAY, Marshall Islands Registry, Norsafe Group, Phoenix Register of Shipping, SpecTec Group, SQEMARINE, Steamship Mutual P&I Club, Thenamaris(Ships Management) Inc., Transmar Shipping and UK P&I Club.Furthermore, the event was supported by: ALBA Graduate Business School, AMMITEC, Chios Marine Club, Green Award, ECOMASYN, E, Hellenic Shipbrokers Association, , Hellenic Navy, Hellenic Committee of Lloyd's Brokers' Association, HELMEPA, HEMEXPO, Hellenic Maritime Law Association, Hellenic Society of Maritime Lawyers, International Propeller Club, IFSMA, MARTECMA, Piraeus Marine Club, University of the Aegean, University of Piraeus, WIMA, WISTA Hellas and Yatch Club of Greece.
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