**UPDATE** (June 5, 2015) – Woodfibre LNG has been granted an associate membership to SIGTTO. Associate Members have all the rights of a full member except for voting rights at the Annual General Meeting. To become a full member of SIGTTO, a company must have equity interest in, or operate, an LNG carrier or terminal. If the Project is approved, and pending a final investment decision, Woodfibre LNG intends to become a full member.
LNG shipping is absolutely safe. In fact, LNG has been shipped for 50 years around the world without one incident of loss of containment.
It’s also important to know that Howe Sound has been an established shipping route for more than a century, and that it is well suited for the movement of LNG. The Sound is also not defined as being narrow by the Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators Ltd’s (SIGTTO) and is in fact considered by recognized marine experts as being well suited to the LNG carriers that will come to Woodfibre LNG.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Captain Stephen Brown, President of the BC Chamber of Shipping recently recorded this video about whether it is safe to ship LNG off B.C.’s coast.