Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that it recently participated as one of several Gas Technology Institute (GTI) funding collaborators to bring LNG awareness training to stakeholders and first responders in Jacksonville, Floarida, US.
The training covered the basic characteristics and properties of LNG, its usefulness as a fuel, its hazards and safety precautions to take when working around LNG. The group also learned basic and advanced firefighting techniques including identification of ignition sources, and what types of extinguishing agents exist and when to use them in varying situations.
The LNG awareness training was offered to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Departments, US Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville and area law enforcement.
The Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange (JMTX) worked with the US Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville to seek out potential members of the funding collaborative and garner support from representatives of the local Area Contingency Planning (ACP) community.
Cole Cosgrove, Vice President of Crowley Maritime Corp., said: “As we and other companies in the Jacksonville area continue to embrace the LNG market, it’s of utmost importance that we work with our local community to make sure we are all educated in safe handling of this new, environmentally beneficial marine fuel. This training was a first step to ensure all stakeholders have a unified approach to emergency response and clean-up should we ever experience an incident.”
Mark Marien, Crowley’s Manager, Regulatory Training, added: “The goal of this training is to keep the excellent safety record maintained by the marine transport of LNG in the past and apply it to the safe bunkering process as we fuel new LNG fueled vessels into the future.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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