Proceedings Of The Marine

FALL 2015

Proceedings magazine is a communication tool for the Coast Guard's Marine Safety & Security Council. Each quarterly magazine focuses on a specific theme of interest to the marine industry.

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41 Fall 2015 Proceedings The Coast Guard verifes compliance using a combination of plan review and physical examination. A successful plan review leads to the Coast Guard developing a "Subchapter O endorsement" (SOE) for carriage of specifc cargoes, which is issued after the vessel successfully undergoes a certifcate of compliance (COC) exam. The International Gas Code (IGC) provides the international standard for safe liquefed gases carriage in bulk. The corre- sponding U.S. regulations are found in Title 46 Code of Fed- eral Regulations, Subchapter O, Part 154. As U.S. standards are more stringent than some parts of the international stan- dard, it is important that those who operate foreign liquefed gas carriers in U.S. waters understand the differences in the standards and the process used to enforce those differences. The Subchapter O Endorsement For foreign liquefed gas carriers. by lt rAchEl bEckMAnn Vessel and Cargo Branch Chief U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center Liquefed Gas Production, Transportation, and Use Liquefed natural gas tanker. Image courtesy of Oleksandr Kalinichenko / iStock / Thinkstock.

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