Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-08-2015, 12:04   #61
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Orleans
Boat: We have a problem... A serious addiction issue.
Posts: 3,940
Re: LNG Ship Safety Zone

Trimax,

It isn't just people who are scared of them. Risk evaluation isn't just the likely hook of damage it also includes the potential harm if something occurs. In New Orleans they considered putting the off load point up the river close to downtown New Orleans. Even assuming a very low likelihood of a catastrophic event occurring when you add in the loss of life and physical damage it would have been a catastrophic failure. The worst case scenario included blowing a hole through the River levee surrounding New Orleans which would have resulted in a change of course for the entire Mississippi River. Placing a million people at risk, causing trillions in damage, and possibly shutting down the largest port in the world permanently.

The risk was considered to high even assuming a very low likelihood of it happening, so they repurposed an old sulphur mine to act as the offshore connection.
__________________

__________________
Greg

- If animals weren't meant to be eaten then they wouldn't be made of food.
Stumble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2015, 06:33   #62
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 9
Re: LNG Ship Safety Zone

Port of South Louisiana is 9th largest port in the world (not looking at busiest ports because then it drops to 13), but being in the LNG trade myself, I know that most of these ports have LNG terminals.....
__________________

__________________
Trimax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2015, 23:17   #63
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Orleans
Boat: We have a problem... A serious addiction issue.
Posts: 3,940
Re: LNG Ship Safety Zone

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trimax View Post
Port of South Louisiana is 9th largest port in the world (not looking at busiest ports because then it drops to 13), but being in the LNG trade myself, I know that most of these ports have LNG terminals.....
Depends on how you measure it. The PON if you include the associated ports (plaqamens, South Louisiana, New Orleans, lake Charles, Baton Rouge) in aggregate are larger I believe. Since the lower River (Baton Rouge) to the pass is one long port I couldn't even tell you where the break line is between one port and the next.
__________________

__________________
Greg

- If animals weren't meant to be eaten then they wouldn't be made of food.
Stumble is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
safety

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maryland Proposed 'No Discharge' Zone ronbo1 Cruising News & Events 82 13-03-2010 13:00
Keys No Discharge Zone Expansion Captain Bill Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 1 16-02-2010 22:45
Hello from 'Beyond My Comfort Zone!' m1ke Meets & Greets 17 01-10-2009 10:26



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:39.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.