Excelerate FLSOs Not Subject to Coast Guard Vessel Jurisdiction

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that Excelerate Liquefaction Solutions’ floating liquefaction storage and offloading units (FLSOs) proposed for the Lavaca Bay LNG terminal at the Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort, Texas, are not vessels subject to Coast Guard vessel certification and inspection requirements due to their configuration, intended use, and mooring arrangements prohibiting them from practical use as marine transportation.  The FLSOs will be subject to Coast Guard regulations governing waterfront facilities handling LNG.  The Coast Guard’s ruling can be found here, and the complete docket for the Lavaca Bay project can be found on eLibrary under Docket No. CP14-71.

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