Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership
Second Revised Volume No. 1
Contents / Previous / Next / Main Tariff Index
Effective Date: 06/01/2003, Docket: CP01- 76-003, Status: Effective
Original Sheet No. 18G Original Sheet No. 18G : Effective
RATE SCHEDULE LTD-1
FIRM LNG TANKER DISCHARGING SERVICE
5. OPERATING CONDITIONS (Continued)
5.2 LNG Tankers (Continued)
(b) Buyer's LNG tankers shall be able to unload at an average rate equal to or greater
than nine thousand (9000) cubic meters per hour against a head of seventy-five
(75) meters of LNG at the point of coupling between Buyer's LNG tanker's discharge
manifold and Operator's unloading arms ("Discharge Point").
(c) The maximum saturation pressure of the cargo shall be no greater than the
following, expressed in the respective units: 1100 millibar, 1.36 psi, or 15.95
(d) Buyer shall ensure that each LNG tanker be safely manned, operated and maintained
in good working order and condition by a competent and reputable operator and
shall notify Operator of arrangements made in this respect. Buyer's LNG tanker(s),
or LNG tanker(s) delivering LNG on behalf of Buyer, shall comply with all
applicable federal state and local laws, rules and regulations, including, but not
limited to, those for the protection of the environment. Operator shall not be
obligated to provide LNG tanker discharging service for any LNG tanker not in
compliance with applicable regulations.
(e) Each Buyer shall obtain all approvals required from governmental authorities for
the LNG tankers to enter and travel in the territorial waters of the United
States, to berth and unload their cargoes and to depart from the Operator's
facilities and leave the territorial waters of the United States, including, but
not limited to, United States Customs Service, the United States Public Health
Services, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Immigration and
Naturalization Service and the United States Department of Agriculture.
With respect to requests by Buyer during its efforts to obtain the approvals set
forth above or any requests by such governmental agencies made directly to
Operator during Buyer's efforts to obtain such approvals or during the arrival of
a LNG tanker, Operator shall provide good faith cooperation and assistance in
obtaining such approvals and responding to any reasonable requests.
(f) Buyer shall obtain and maintain, or as appropriate shall have the owner, operator
or charterer of each LNG tanker obtain and maintain, such insurance coverage as is
customary and usual in the LNG shipping industry by a prudent owner (such as hull
and machinery, P&I, or their equivalent), operator and/or charterer and such
coverage in excess thereof as may be required by operation of applicable law.
Buyer may, at its sole option, elect to insure commercially, self insure, or self
assume in whole or in part any insurance obligation required of Buyer. Upon
request of Operator, Buyer shall provide to Operator satisfactory evidence that
the insurance required pursuant to this clause is in effect.