The Marine Engineers'
Beneficial Association (MEBA) has signed an agreement with Armada
Companies, LLC to supply U.S. Coast Guard licensed officers for liquefied
natural gas (LNG) tankers. Armada has a contract with Belgium-based Exmar,
N.V., to provide U.S.-citizen merchant officers supplied by MEBA to serve
onboard Exmar's LNG vessels. This week MEBA began integrating LNG officers
into Exmar's fleet.
Construction is underway on Excelerate Energy's Northeast Gateway
deepwater port. The new port, which is located 13 miles off the coast of
Massachusetts, is New England's first LNG deepwater port
and will be the
second operating LNG deepwater port globally
. The first, Gulf Gateway,
which is also owned by Excelerate, is located approximately 120 miles off
the coast of Louisiana.