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Coast Guard Expresses Concerns About Vessel Maneuverability

Saturday’s Herald News reported that the U.S. Coast Guard has raised concerns about Hess LNG’s revamped proposal to transport LNG using smaller tankers to its proposed Weaver’s Cove terminal. In a letter dated March 13, Capt. Roy A. Nash states that “ext
March 19, 2006

Saturday’s Herald News reported that the U.S. Coast Guard has raised concerns about Hess LNG’s revamped proposal to transport LNG using smaller tankers to its proposed Weaver’s Cove terminal. In a letter dated March 13, Capt. Roy A. Nash states that “extraordinary maneuvers are required to navigate the waterway segment between the old and new Brightman Street Bridge openings.” The Coast Guard also concludes that navigation of LNG vessels between the old and new Brightman Street Bridges “affords no margin for navigational error, and appears unsuitable in the current state, when considering the intended vessel size, cargo, and number of transits.” Hess LNG spokesperson James Grasso says the company will address the Coast Guard’s concerns.

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