LNG ships are designed for safe operations in accordance with stringent industry and government standards. All ships are double-hulled, with more than six feet of space between the outer and inner hulls and the cargo tanks to prevent leakage or rupture in the event of an accident. LNG ships are also equipped with sophisticated leak detection technology, emergency shutdown systems, advanced radar and positioning systems, and numerous other technologies designed to provide for the safe transport of LNG.
The safe transportation of LNG involves a comprehensive and disciplined approach that helps build on past successes and strengthens the ability to continuously improve performance. Proven management systems help maintain an unwavering focus on incident prevention and an appropriate emphasis on robust emergency response plans and capabilities should the need arise.
Golden Pass LNG works with local, state and federal authorities and industry partners to ensure public safety. Collaborative efforts include:
Experienced Sabine Pilots specialize in assisting the captain of vessels to safely transit the Sabine Neches Waterway. In addition, inbound (loaded) LNG tankers will be accompanied by specially designed (tractor) tugs that are equipped with fire-fighting capability. There will also be one operational tug on standby whenever an LNG tanker is berthed.