The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has released the long awaited first edition of the LNG Bunkering Safety Guidelines.

The objective is to ensure the bunkering industry is provided with the best practices to ensure that gas fuelled ships are refuelled with the highest levels of safety and integrity in mind. The LNG Bunkering Safety Guidelines include chapters on LNG Hazards (Leaks, Cryogenic, LNG Fire and Explosion) Safety Systems (Roles, People in Charge, Communication and Emergency Systems), Bunkering Procedures (Before, During and After) and Specific Safety Guidance for Ship to Ship, Shore to Ship and Truck to Ship Bunkering. Speaking with Klas Ljungmark, Principle Technical Advisor for SGMF and Secretary for the LNG Bunkering Safety Guidelines working group, he stated that all credit must go to the working group members involved in that team.