Downeast Details Security Procedures Despite Canada’s Prohibition on LNG Tanker Traffic

The Montreal Gazette reports on Downeast LNG’s filing with FERC that details security procedures that would allow LNG carriers to transit the Head Harbour Passage, despite Canada’s expressed opposition to such transit. Downeast LNG claims that despite Canada’s objection, it nonetheless still would be required to deal with an emergency situation concerning an LNG vessel in the passage. According to the procedures detailed in Downeast’s filing, the terminal developer is considering a joint effort of Canadian authorities and private security to ensure safe passage of the LNG vessels.

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