Specifically, the updated publication focuses on how USCG approaches gas carrier inspections and ensures safer operation of this vessel type.
Following the situation, USCG commented:
To address identified deficiency trends on gas carriers, Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM) and the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) teamed up with several units to include Sector Boston, Sector Houston-Galveston and the Training Support Specialist from the Traveling Inspection staff.
For the updated gas carrier regulations and policies, US Coast Guard along with marine inspectors from around the country utilized their collective experiences to update several sections of the previous FGCE TTP which incorporates new references, images, diagrams, and tables.
What is more, the update includes systems such as electrical and gas detection which have remarkably been in the top 5 deficiencies found on gas carriers.
One of the essential purposes of the Coast Guard’s marine safety program is to ensure the safe operation of vessels and the contributors hope that this new FGCE TTP edition can aid the Coast Guard as well as the marine industry to identify and eliminate unsafe conditions and continually improve upon the safety record this industry has established.
Explore the updated gas carrier regulations & policies herebelow