Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/01/2003, Docket: CP01- 76-003, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 18G Original Sheet No. 18G : Effective










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.