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Hazardous occurrence related to premature commencement of loading LNG

Challenges faced and Lessons to be learned Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) has received a report regarding premature commencement of loading LNG.Report text:"Our LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) carrier recently had a problem at a loading terminal. There was the normal discussion between the Loadmaster and the Chief Officer regarding safety matters etc. On completion of the Cold Emergency Shut Down test the Loadmaster asked if the vessel was ready to commence loading. The Chief Officer explained that prior to loading the ships lines had to be cooled to110C. At that time the warmest part of the system was at -28C and therefore not adequately cooled."A short time later the Loadmaster asked if they were ready to load but still the lines were not cooled to the correct temperature. The Loadmaster left and returned within minutes and advised the Chief Officer that loading had commenced at a rate of 1000m/hr. At this time the vessel was not lined up for Loading. The terminal was given a Letter of Protest:"The procedure for loading of LNG ships at our terminal has not been changed. But during the cool down operation and start of loading of your good vessel, the terminal procedure for ...

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Hazardous occurrence related to navigation near a busy anchorage

Challenges faced and Lessons to be learned Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) has received a report regarding navigation in or near to a busy anchorage.Report text:"My vessel, a large laden tanker, was making its approach towards a busy anchorage. At the time of the incident we were steering a course of 225 True with a speed of 06 knots, with many ships at anchor on my starboard side."We saw a bulk carrier just abeam on our port side. It was on converging course and her speed and my speed was almost equal. VHF Contact was made with the vessel to ask her intentions. I requested them to slow down & pass from my stern, but they refused and said that they will maintain their course. I then noticed that the bulk carrier had increased a speed so as to cross my bow from our port side. When she was 4 points on my port bow at a distance of 6 cables, I stopped my engine & then put it to slow astern. She finally passed at a distance of 3 cables from my bow."I was in embarrassing situation as I could not go starboard due to anchored vessels."The bulk ...

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