LNG Vessel Mooring/Unmooring
Applicable process related to mooring at Hazira and maintenance of position during discharging.
It is the responsibility of the Ship’s Master to ensure that his vessel remains securely moored at all times. A mooring load monitoring system (MLMS) has been installed on the LNG jetty. Mooring boats are not used at the Terminal. All moorings will be passed from ship to shore using a combination of ship’s heaving line and shore messenger on an endless loop. This applies to both the LNG and MOF jetties. This mooring procedure requires close co-operation between ship’s crew and shore mooring gang to ensure a smooth and safe mooring operation. The Terminal’s general service launch (GSL) is equipped to act as a mooring boat if required, but this will only be used in case of a genuine difficulty, e.g. failure of the mooring dolphin winch.
Ships must have a sufficient supply of good quality heaving lines of sufficient length to reach the furthest dolphin as per the agreed mooring plan. The Terminal will provide the messenger lines.
Vessel Moving Out of Position Whilst Alongside (all berths)
Where a ship has moved out of position a sufficient distance to either, a) activate the ESD system, or b) warrant corrective action in the opinion of the Loading Master; loading will be stopped, loading arm(s) drained, purged and disconnected prior to repositioning the ship. Whenever repositioning of a ship is required pilot and tugs must be in attendance, the ship’s engine readied and shore mooring gang on station.