LNG Carriers Safety: A Research Perspective

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Author(s) Thaddeus C. Nwaoha | Andrew John | Jasper Agbakwuru
Pages 324-338
Volume 5
Issue 7
Date July, 2016
Keywords LNG, Safety, LNG Carrier, Risk Analysis.

Over the past few years, there has been substantial increase on voyages and investment in the LNG carriers systems due to high demand of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) across the globe. Maritime and offshore accidents resulting from LNG spills have resulted into catastrophic consequences with long term financial implications to operators in the industry. Therefore, the safety of the LNG value chain is very important. This research provides an insight into the background of LNG systems, analysis of safety/risk assessment of one of the component of a LNG value chain such as the LNG carrier. The analysis include properties and hazards of LNG, various safety/risk analysis techniques, overview of LNG carriers including the incidents/accidents, the regulations governing the safety of its shipping and the overview of formal safety assessment (FSA) of ships. Finally, conclusion is drawn.

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