Minister: Gibraltar STS LNG transfer performed safely

Government of Gibraltar informed that the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, Minister Cortes and Minister Balban visited the Port Authority to witness the ship-to-ship transfer of LNG.

The visit presented the opportunity for the Chief Minister to be briefed directly by the Deputy Captain of the Port and the Bunkering Superintendent, both of whom are trained in ship-to-ship LNG transfer, on the safety procedures of a ship-to-ship LNG transfer whilst a transfer was taking place, the government informed in a statement.

It thus presented a unique opportunity for the Chief Minster, accompanied by the Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change and Minister for Technical Services, to personally witness the health and safety procedures in practice and to ask any questions that may arise.


Minister claimed that the transfer is not something that should concern the citizens from either the safety or the environmental protection standpoint.


LNG World News Staff; Image: Government of Gibraltar