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ABS publishes LNG bunkering advisory

LNG Industry,

ABS has published a new advisory on LNG bunkering, in response to the industry’s growing interest in gas propulsion.

The ‘LNG Bunkering: Technical and Operational Advisory’ examines the benefits, challenges, and solutions associated with fuelling vessels equipped with LNG power systems.

Commenting on the release, Roy Bleiberg, ABS Director of Global Gas Solutions, said: "Ship owners, operators, designers and shipyards around the world are considering the advantages that operating on natural gas may provide. However, when considering any new or evolving technology, it is important to have a clear understanding of not only the benefits, but the challenges that may be involved."

The advisory offers an overview of potential solutions and current practices associated with LNG bunkering from the perspectives of an LNG fuel provider and gas fuelled vessel operator.

"Some of the key areas that are addressed in this Advisory are properties of LNG, critical design issues, operational issues aboard the gas fuelled ship as well as bunkering vessels, proper procedures, crew training and the means to promote safe operations with needed risk assessments," Bleiberg added.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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