Supporting LNG STS in the Eastern Mediterranean

In early 2013, Fendercare provided specialist liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship-to-ship (STS) support services to the Eastern Mediterranean.

These operations were the first for two of the worlds gas majors.

Services provided

  • STS services including full coordination, jumbo fenders, support craft, two LNG STS Mooring Masters and STS Rigger
  • Project specific fender mooring equipment with configuration in line with the ship’s mooring arrangements
  • A pool of LNG STS Mooring Masters to assist with simulator training of the ship’s crew and tug operators
  • Supply and management of dedicated tugs to assist with berthing and provide guard duties

Benefits delivered

  • Secured local permissions to conduct operations 1.5 miles from shore for maximum weather operability
  • This position included a zone excluding other vessels to enter during operations which was vetted/approved by clients
  • Facilitated a simulator course in the UK, enabling the mooring plan to accommodate the results from each berthing scenario
  • Instrumental in investigating suitable “project” tugs due to lack of port tug availability
  • Negotiated special customs and clearance fees to allow the outside tugs port entry