Coast Guard issues guidance on LNG barge design

The following text is from a policy letter issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:

(WASHINGTON) — As interest in the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a maritime fuel has increased, the Coast Guard has been approached by a number of vessel designers and operators requesting specificity regarding the design and operation of barges carrying LNG in bulk. This policy recommends design details for barges carrying LNG in bulk within the existing regulatory framework. This document consolidates guidance the Coast Guard has given to industry personnel who are designing LNG barges and to the Coast Guard personnel who are reviewing those designs.

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By Professional Mariner Staff