U.S. Coast Guard Notes Concerns with Ballast Screens Proposal for Ships Servicing Bradwood Landing LNG

Earlier this month the U.S. Coast Guard notified FERC of its concerns with the proposal to retrofit LNG vessels servicing the Bradwood Landing LNG terminal with screens to limit entrainment of juvenile fish in vessels’ ballast systems. The Coast Guard’s letter, available in the FERC eLibrary under Docket No. CP06-365, states that fish screening technologies that have not been thoroughly tested could affect other ship systems, including power generation, firefighting, and emergency LNG offloading capability. The Daily Astorian offers additional coverage.

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