Friday, September 24, 2010

Canadian "coordination" and "security regime" a must for LNG Tankers to pass through Head Harbour Passage.

Sep 23
Filed Date: 9/21/2010
Accession No: 20100921-4005

Description: The United States Coast Guard provides letter of recommendation in response to the Letter of Intent submitted by Calais LNG Project Company LLC on May 30, 2008 proposing to transport liquefied natural gas etc under CP10-31 et al.

Summary: The Coast Guard Captain of the Port recommends in favor of using the waterway for Calais LNG transport; however, the Waterway Suitability Analysis also states...

The development, by the applicant, of standard operating parameters approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and coordinated with the Government of Canada to enable the safe and secure movement of LNG tankers through Canadian and U.S. waters, taking into account the need for...."

"Calais LNG must be able to adequately demonstrate that an effective security regime has been established during the Canadian portion of the vessels’ planned route prior to a loaded LNG vessel being allowed to transit to the facility."

From: Save Passamaquoddy Bay website

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