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Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG

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Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG

This document discusses the lessons learned from established ship vetting practices in the oil industry and shows how they can be incorporated into LNG shipping. 

 

Trading patterns in LNG shipping are changing, with shorter term freight contracts and vessels trading to new ports. Charterers, buyers, terminal operators and sellers need to be sure that the condition. operation and ownership of any vessel used is of an acceptable standard and they do this through ship inspection and vetting systems.

 The title draws on information learned from within the oil industry and passes it onto all concerned parties involved in vetting LNG ships. Information is also provided about the practices of some individual companies, although these examples are purely for guidance.

 This book discusses the lessons learned within the oil industry and shows their relevance to the vetting of LNG ships. 

 

SECTION 1 – AN OVERVIEW OF SHIP VETTING

1.1 ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

1.2 THE ELEMENTS OF VETTING

1.2.1 SHIP/SHORE COMPATIBILITY

1.2.2 ASSESSING SHIP QUALITY

1.2.3 ASSESSMENT FOR USE

1.3 THE ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS OF VETTING IN AN LNG

CONTEXT

SECTION 2 – APPLICATION OF VETTING IN AN LNG CONTEXT

2.1 QUALITY ASSURANCE

2.2 PERSONNEL

2.3 SHIP/SHORE COMPATIBILITY

2.4 TRANSPARENCY

2.5 FLEXIBILITY

2.6 INSPECTIONS AND SIRE

2.7 AGE

2.8 CLEARANCES

SECTION 3 – SPECIFIC ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS

3.1 TO INSPECTORS AND INSPECTION COMPANIES

3.2 TO VETTING DEPARTMENTS

3.3 TO LNG CHARTERERS, BROKERS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATORS

3.4 TO LNG SHIP MANAGERS/OWNERS/POOL OPERATORS

3.5 TO SHIPS STAFF

3.6 TO LNG TERMINAL OPERATORS

3.7 TO SHIPS AGENTS

REFERENCES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDICES

GLOSSARY