U.S. Coast Guard provides awareness to liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGCs) owners and operators regarding the LGC NCOE’s offshore Certificate of Compliance (COC) examination program during the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier Accelerated Program (LGCAP) 22-02.
he Coast Guard’s Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner National Verifying Officer’s from the LGC NCOE, operating under the inspection authority of the MSU Port Arthur Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) will lead examinations under this program
Commencing only from June 8th, 2022 and ending on June 28th, 2022, the following LNGCs are eligible and may request for a COC under this program:
- LNGC’s that are cargo restricted (more than 3 months beyond the expiration of their COC) and not eligible to submit for a cargo waiver or temporary COC, and
- that are not already intended to load cargo within the MSU Port Arthur OCMI zone, and
- not targeted for a High Interest Vessel security boarding.
LGC NCOE Offshore COC Program Details:
- COC exams will be conducted in the Sabine Bank Inshore Anchorage Area: The area defined by 33 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 166.200(d)(13)(i). LNGCs conducting a COC under this program must submit an Advanced Notice of Arrival (ANOA) as required in 33 CFR Parts 146 and 160.
- This program is limited to COC portions of an exam. No Port State Control examinations or credit will be conducted as part of this program.
- All COC requests under this program should be scheduled directly with the LGC NCOE via email at [email protected] at least 7 days prior to the requested exam date.
- The LGC NCOE will evaluate requests on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended to request the COC as early as possible to mitigate potential delays related to weather.