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FP10 01 Ver1 0 Work practices for maintenance repair and dry dock operations June 20

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SGMF publish guidelines for the safe dry-docking of vessels that use gas as fuel

The Society for Marine Gas as a Fuel (SGMF) has published new guidance on work practices for maintenance, repair and dry-dock operations for ships that use gas/LNG as fuel to help ensure the safe maintenance of gas-fuelled ships.

In the future, an increasing number of ships will switch to using gas as a marine fuel, catalysed by increased international regulatory focus on reducing environmental impact and emissions by the IMO.

However, shipping companies who use gas as a marine fuel will need to be prepared for when their gas-fuelled ships undergo routine maintenance in dry dock. While cargo is normally removed from a vessel as part of the drydocking process, sometimes fuel is not. With 185 gas-fuelled ships in active service and with another 212 on order, the release of this publication is timely since it is important that prior to any docking both ship owner, operator or manager and shipyard fully understand the safety requirements of the gas fuel management during the dry-docking period.

For ships using gas fuel, such as LNG, a rigorous approach must be undertaken to maintain safety. As such, this new guidance details techniques and precautions that can be applied to minimise the hazards of LNG/gaseous fuels – in many cases, allowing the use of traditional maintenance techniques. Where this is not possible, the guidance discusses alternative methods.

The guidance also offers a risk assessment approach and covers all aspects of LNG fuel management while preparing for the docking and during the docking process. Furthermore, it provides the required details and direction for ship owners to select prequalified shipyards.

SGMF Forum - October 2019

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SGMF Forum - October 2019 Download (pdf, 12.50 MB)


SGMFnewsletter 2018 03 HR

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SGMFnewsletter 2018 03 HR Download (pdf, 1.84 MB)

SGMFnewsletter_2018-03 HR.pdf

SGMFnewsletter 2018 02 HR

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SGMFnewsletter 2018 02 HR Download (pdf, 3.19 MB)

SGMFnewsletter_2018-02 HR.pdf

SGMFnewsletter 2018 01 HR

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SGMFnewsletter 2018 01 HR Download (pdf, 1.67 MB)

SGMFnewsletter_2018-01 HR.pdf

SGMF Publications

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SGMF Publications Download (pdf, 1.21 MB)

SGMF Publications.pdf

SGMF Members Portal Quick Guide 2018 09

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SGMF Members Portal Quick Guide 2018 09 Download (pdf, 920 KB)

SGMF Members Portal Quick Guide 2018.09.pdf

BASiL User Guide Rev04

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BASiL  User Guide Rev04 Download (pdf, 3.90 MB)

BASiL- User Guide Rev04.pdf

BASiL short Rev01

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BASiL  short  Rev01 Download (pdf, 415 KB)

BASiL -short- Rev01.pdf

China advances ECA implementation date

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China advances ECA implementation date Download (pdf, 134 KB)

China advances ECA implementation date.pdf

Perhaps this Chinese ECA is an indicator of the mindset that Chinese officials have and the seriousness with which they are addressing sulphur emissions from ships in their country. 

WA Labor IAP LNG MFI Write Up

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WA Labor IAP LNG MFI Write Up Download (pdf, 129 KB)

WA Labor IAPC - LNG MFI Write-Up.pdf

“LNG MFI Speaks to the WA Labor International Affairs Policy Committee”

Teleconference Summary

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Teleconference Summary Download (pdf, 162 KB)


Stakeholder teleconference summary – 5 September 2018

AiP of LNG dual fuelled 210K DWT bulk carrier design

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AiP of LNG dual fuelled 210K DWT bulk carrier design Download (pdf, 135 KB)

AiP of LNG dual-fuelled 210K DWT bulk carrier design.pdf

Lloyds Register, a member of the LNG Marine Fuel Institute’s alliance of organisations bound by a common purpose, is continuing to exhibit global leadership and vision in the LNG fuelled bulk carrier market. Well done!

Oil Condition Monitoring and the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap

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Oil Condition Monitoring and the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Download (pdf, 1.39 MB)



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Level 17, 225 St Georges Tce Perth, Western Australia 6000