Coast Guard inspects Louisiana facility in preparation for first LNG export

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The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(LAKE CHARLES, La.) — Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel conducted a facility safety inspection at the Cameron Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility on Tuesday in preparation for the facility to load its first LNG cargo for global export. 

The Coast Guard has regulatory jurisdiction in the Marine Transfer Area (MTA) for all waterfront facilities handling LNG in bulk quantities to or from a vessel.

The safety inspection included a review of the facility’s design, construction, equipment, operations, maintenance, personnel training and firefighting systems. Cameron LNG also submitted its marine operations manual and emergency manual to the Coast Guard for examination.

"Facility safety inspections are a key part of the Coast Guard’s mission to facilitate safe and secure commerce on our nation’s marine transportation system," said Lt. William Hickey, MSU Lake Charles' chief of prevention. "Thanks to the transparent communication and diligent preparation by Cameron LNG, the inspection went smoothly, and we applaud Cameron LNG’s ongoing commitment to safety.”

By Professional Mariner Staff