LNG Shipping Experts & Safety


MCA has particular expertise in LNG Cargo, LNG Charter party agreements, LNG Bunkering and LNG STS – Ship to Ship [Land To Ship /Terminal To Ship/Barge To Ship] operations, particularly in the areas of safety, environment, security and new technological developments.



We have provided our expertise in fields of LNG marine survey engineering, LNG auditing and safety throughout South East Asia, the United Kingdom, NZ, Australia and the United States of America [Gulf]. This includes developing and providing expertise in LNG vessel and offshore platform HSSE/NEBOSH/SIMOP/TMSA/LNG/TMA/SMS/IMO and ILO.


Independent Marine Engineering Surveyors and Forensic Marine Engineers. For the past 25 years we been heavily engaged as an experts regarding; LNG vessel and offshore platforms, STS – ports and harbor infrastructure, machinery failure investigation and safety; LNG and vessel component integrity and failure.   Email our LNG Expert Specialists here  maritimeconsult@optusnet.com.au

We have advised multinational participants in the oil and LNG/STS, and the geotechnical LNG drilling sector in areas regarding offshore LNG and FSRU including LNGC-FSRU transfer – platform installations in Australia, USA and throughout South East Asia.

We provide our clients with Independent LNG specialist skills in the following LNG fields:

 LNG Applicable safety codes and Charterers’ requirements

  • LNG International Safety Management, basic requirements and training
  • Requirements for LNG Safety Management Systems
  • LNG On board procedures and training
  • International Ship and Port Security Code requirements
  • Additional requirements on crews
  • Work loads
  • LNG Regional security issues
  • Tanker Management Self-Assessments
  • LNG Gap Analysis
  • How the TMSA is used
  • SIRE inspection systems 

LNG Terminal Compatibility Studies

  • Roles and responsibility of terminal in LNG cargo transfer considerations
  • LNG Terminal loading and discharging training and oversight
  • Ship-to-Shore operations interfaces
  • LNG Compatibility forms

LNG Tanker Loading and Discharging Operations and Preparations

  • LNG Arrival preparations and checklists
  • LNG Pre-loading procedures alongside
  • Ramp up, loading and ramp down, actions and precautions
  • Ramp up, increasing loading rate
  • LNG Tank loading procedures
  • Ramp down and the topping off tanks process
  • Vapour pressure control
  • Post loading operations
  • Commencement of gas burning and line disconnection
  • LNG Pre-arrival preparations, terminal requirements and ship line cool down
  • Discharging and ramp down, heel options
  • STS discharging operations
  • Considerations when performing Ship to Ship operations
  • LNG Risk mitigation training

LNG Custody Transfer Measurement and Calculations

  • LNG System setup parameters
  • LNG Ship and surveyors
  • Types of Custody Transfer Measurement
  • LNG Systems and Equipment
  • Liquid form measurement
  • Volumetric measurement
  • Temperature measurement
  • Custody Transfer Measurement system
  • (CTMs) testing and checks
  • LNG Custody Transfer Procedures

 LNG Incidents, Safety and Risk Management Control

  • Required LNG crew training and preparations
  • Hazards and Risk monitoring and mitigation
  • Geographical hazards
  • Crew factors
  • Ship and shore requirements
  • Preparing for the future incidents
  • Contingency planning
  • STS equipment and training
  • Salvage of LNG vessels
  • Considerations for cargo recovery
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Technical equipment developments
  • Risk profiling of your operations
  • Safety Management Systems and Options

LNG Markets and the Value Chain

  • Regional LNG markets
  • Prices and trends
  • Impact of global markets
  • Liquefaction terminal
  • Locations
  • Size
  • Cost
  • Basic process
  • LNG vessel main types — Moss Rosenberg– Membrane– Steamships– DFDE
  • Regasification terminal locations

LNG Trade Routes, Voyage Analysis and Cargo Management

  • Traditional project routes
  • Original LNG trading routes
  • Cargo management for arrival conditions
  • Vessel experience and operations optimisation
  • New emerging routes with additional cargo management requirements
  • Present LNG trading routes
  • Differences in cargo management considerations
  • How passage planning and weather affect cargo management
  • Receiving terminal and charterer requirements
  • Receiving terminal parameters for acceptance
  • Voyage management considerations to achieve terminal parameters
  • Typical requirements from charterers
  • Use of Boil Off Gas (BOG), natural or forced
  • Fuel oil use and consumptions allowed
  • Restrictions on distances and voyage times
  • Routing and cargo management options for different engine and vessel types
  • Speed and distance
  • Weather routing
  • Vapour control

If you would like to make an enquiry or require any further information, please see the following options: Email maritimeconsult@optusnet.com.au