Excelerate, Exmar, Armada & MEBA Reach LNG Crewing Pact

Monday, September 10, 2007
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.

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