Analüüsiti mitmesuguste okeanograafiliste tegurite, olemasoleva infrastruktuuri ja laevateede võrgustiku võimalikke mõjusid Eestisse planeeritavale vedelgaasi terminalile Sillamäe, Muuga ja Paldiski näitel ning olemasoleva teaduskirjanduse ja avaliku teabe alusel. Identifitseeriti lüngad olemasolevas teabes ning anti soovitused nende täitmiseks
Implications of various hydrometeorological drivers, existing infrastructure and patterns of major fairways on the potential locations of the regional LNG terminal at Sillamäe, Muuga and Paldiski are analysed based on public data and scientific literature. Gaps in the existing knowledge are identified and recommendations are given for the further research. The LNG terminal should be placed at a sufficient distance not only from any valuable property or densely populated or industrial area but, even more importantly, from any substances that might support a cumulative expansion of an accident. It is recommended to avoid crossing the sailing line of LNG tankers with the major gas pipelines on the seabed as well as with major ship lanes hosting intense passenger traffic. For LNG tankers entering the Baltic Sea from the North Sea the shortest sailing line and best ice conditions and associated smallest probabilities of failures owing to major metocean factors offer solutions in the NW of Saaremaa or in the NW of Estonia. The use of standard (i.e. without ice class) LNG tankers in the presence of ice cover is a highly controversial issue. Under otherwise equal conditions, the use of an open quay would provide a solution with the least interference with coastal processes and a minimum impact to the areas “downstream” of the littoral drift.