Fendercare Marine Provides Support Services for LNG STS …

first_imgzoom Fendercare Marine has provided STS support services for the first open sea’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) STS operations for two of the world’s leading Gas Majors.Fendercare Marine has carried out STS operations since 1995 and annually conduct almost 3,000 STS operations globally from over 45 STS locations across the world.The LNG STS operations were performed in the Eastern Mediterranean with a number of 152,000 cm3 membrane tank Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGC), and most recently a 135,000 cm3 moss type carrier; all delivering cargo to one of Excelerate Energy’s 138,000 cm3 Floating Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU). These were the first open sea LNG STS operations for either major.Fendercare Marine is the world’s largest operator of genuine Yokohama brand pneumatic fenders and supplied Yokohama Jumbo fenders for the operations, in conjunction with additionally supplied ship-specific mooring equipment and a dedicated rigger to assist with the secure mooring and unmooring of the oil major LNGCs. Furthermore, two large ASD tugs provided assistance as well as guard duties ensuring the operations were extradited without interruption.Fendercare Marine facilitated sessions in their UK simulator to mirror the predicted sea states they would face which, in turn, provided the necessary feedback to assist in tailoring a mooring system to suit. Further simulator sessions allowed for extensive testing of various emergency break away situations.In addition to STS services, Fendercare Marine offers a turnkey service for the operation and management of onshore and offshore marine terminals, supplying pilotage and Mooring Master provision for tandem and CALM buoy berthing, CALM buoy inspection and maintenance, product supply, AHT provision & management, diving & ROV services, as well as hose management, supply and change out.Fendercare Marine, January 30, 2014; Image: SPTlast_img read more

TNA wants political prisoners freed first

He said that the Tamils cannot accept holding a festival for the Tamil Diaspora before measures are taken to release the Tamils in jail. The Government had recently said that it will be holding a major festival in Colombo with the participation of the Sri Lankan diaspora. Ariyanenthiran said that the TNA welcomes holding a festival for the diaspora but cannot accept priority been given for such an event and not the release of Tamil political prisoners. (Colombo Gazette) The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today called on the Government to free Tamil political prisoners before holding a festival for the diaspora in Sri Lanka.TNA Batticaloa District Parliamentarian P. Ariyanenthiran said that the Government has kept saying they will release the Tamil political prisoners but yet they have not been freed. read more