It is the responsibility of the Shipís Master to ensure that his vessel remains securely moored at all times. A mooring load monitoring system (MLMS) has been installed on the LNG jetty. Mooring boats are not used at the Terminal. All moorings will be passed from ship to shore using a combination of shipís heaving line and shore messenger on an endless loop. This applies to both the LNG and MOF jetties. This mooring procedure requires close co-operation between shipís crew and shore mooring gang to ensure a smooth and safe mooring operation. The Terminalís general service launch (GSL) is equipped to act as a mooring boat if required, but this will only be used in case of a genuine difficulty, e.g. failure of the mooring dolphin winch.
Ships must have a sufficient supply of good quality heaving lines of sufficient length to reach the furthest dolphin as per the agreed mooring plan. The Terminal will provide the messenger lines.
Where a ship has moved out of position a sufficient distance to either, a) activate the ESD system, or b) warrant corrective action in the opinion of the Loading Master; loading will be stopped, loading arm(s) drained, purged and disconnected prior to repositioning the ship. Whenever repositioning of a ship is required pilot and tugs must be in attendance, the shipís engine readied and shore mooring gang on station.