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Issued by The International Chamber of Shipping The International Association of Ports and Harbors x The Oil Companies International Marine Forum The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners The European Councilof ~hemical Industries The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators
The Organisations concerned recommend that the check list should be used as widely as possible in order to set a uniform international standard of safety in ports throughout the world.The International Chamber of Shipping The International Association of Ports and Harbors The Oil Companies International Marine Forum The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners The European Council of Chemical Industries The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators Ship/Shore Safety Check List Guidelines Revised Recommendations on the Safe Transport. Having regard to the fact that only a part of the total transport chain consists of the marine element. Handling and Storage of Dangerous Substances in Port Areas were adopted by the IMca Maritime Safety Committee in December 1980. guidelines on the use of the check list have been produced. induding liquefied gases. the Recommendations take into account the need to ensure that there is a proper exchange of information between those responsible for the operations on board ships and those ashore. Accordingly. L . This booklet contains a copy of the ship/shore safety check list and the guidelines. the Recommendations incorporate a ship/shore safety check list covering the handling of liquid bulk dangerous substances. In order to further assist ships' personne1 and terminal operators.
All items lying within the responsibility of the tanker should be personally checked 3 . and 3. ballasting or tank cleaning may be carried out safely.oil. the International Association of Ports and Harbors. the Oil Companies International Marine Forum. the master of a ship has a responsibility to assure himself that the terminal operator has likewise made proper preparations for the safe operation of his terminal. tankers loading or discharging bulk chemicals should complete part B and gas tankers loading or discharging liquefied gases should complete part C. 2. chemical carriers and gas tankers and is divided into three parts.Additional . It is not suggested that every item should be the subject of personal checking by both representatives conducting the examination. by its questions and its requirements for exchange of written agreements for certain procedures. Additionally. agree in writing on the handling procedures including the maximum loading or unloading rates. should complete Part A.435 (XI) ) contain the requirement that: The master of a ship and the berth operator should be1'ore liquid bulk dangerous substances are pumped into or out of any ship or into a shore installation: 1. The Mutual Safety Examination A tanker presenting itself to a loading or discharging terminal needs to check its own preparations and its fitness for the safety of the intended cargo operation.(all tankers) Part B . Others apply to both tanker and terminal and the remainder to the terminal alone. Handling and Storage of Dangerous Substances in Port Areas (Assembly Resolution A. chemical and gas. The Check List. these Guidelines have been drawn up jointly by the International Chamber of Shipping. showing the main safety precautions to be taken be1'ore and during such handling operations. Application The Check List applies to the cargo handling operations of oil tankers.SHIP /SHORE SAFETY CHECK LIST GUIDELINES Introduction The IMCO Recommendations on the Safe Transport. the European Council ~f Chemical Industries. is a minimum basis for the essential considerations which should be included in such a mutual examination.(gas tankers handling liquefied gases) AII tankers .(chemical tankers handling chemicals) Part C . Additionally. agree in writing on the action to be taken in the event of an emergency during handling operations. The declaration at the end 01'the Check List should be made in all cases.General . Some of the Check List's questions are directed to considerations for which the tanker has prime respónsibility. Part A .Additional . the International Association 01'Independent Tanker Owners and the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators. Annexed to the Recommendations is a safety check list covering the arrangements and conditions under which the loading and discharging of bulk liquid dangerous cargoes and associated operations such as bunkering. In order to assist berth operators and ships' masters in their joint use of this recommended check list procedure. complete and sign the appropriate safety check list. Equally the terminal needs to check its own preparations and to be assured that the tanker has carried out its checks and has made appropriate arrangements.
A negative answerto the questions coded "P" does not necessarily mean that the intended operation cannot be carried out. are included in the list in order to inform the terminal and the port authorities of the ship's intentions regarding these activities. including "crude oil washing" . co-operation with the other party should be sought. 4 .ICS/OCIMF International Safety Guide for Oi! Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT).[1 I by the tanker's repI'esentative and similarly all items of the terminal's responsibility personally checked by the terminal representative. to the terminal or to the operation envisaged a note to that effect should be entered in the "Remarks" column. by sighting of records and. . If a difference of opinion arises on the adequacy of any arrangements made or conditions found. Where an item is agreed to be not applicable to the ship. The changes may be such that safety can no longer be regarded as guaranteed. be carI'ied out when a tankeI' presents itself at a berth foI' tank cleaning afteI' carriage of substances covered by these Guidelines. the operation should not be started until measures taken are jointly accepted. by joint visual inspection should assure themselves that the standard s of safety on both sides of the operation are fully acceptable. DETAILED SAFETY INFORMATION Attention is drawn to the following internationally recognised guides. both representatives. permission to proceed should be obtained from the designated port officer. where felt appropriate. to re-establish safe conditions.ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas). however.ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals). The presence of the unsafe condition should be reported to the other party and where necessary. The joint declaration should not be signed until such mutual assurance is achieved. Tankcleaning Activities The questions on tank cleaning. Deviations The conditions under which the operation takes place may change during the process. using the Check List as appropriate. The party noticing or causing the unsafe condition is un der an obligation to take all necessary actions. which may include stopping the operation. While the Check List is based upon cargo handling operations. it is recommended that the same mutual examination. . . by questioning the other. In carrying out their full responsibilities however. which provide detailed information on the safe transport and handling of dangerous subtances. Thus all applicable questions should result in an affirmative mark in the boxes provided. In such cases.
and checked? posítioned? in certifícatesboth andboardreadyfitted. D~ the presence of this symbol in the columns 'ship' and 'terminal' indica te s that checks shall be carried ou t by the party concerned. Where any question is not considered to be applicable a note to that effect should be inserted in the remarks column.in the case of a negative answer the operation shall not be carried out without the permission of thePort Authoríty. bunker to OIs there emergency shut cornrnunica Hon D the thehosesship(shore downcorrectly shore? Has the procedures moored? equiprnent A there safe access between '5 immediate use? for board and position.SHIP/SHORE Ship's Name Berth Date of Arrival INSTRUCTIONS POR COMPLETION SAFETY CHECK LIST Port Time of Arrival The safety of operations requires that all questions be answered affirmatively IZIlf an affírmative answer is not possible. ¡:: UIs 'OPfire an readytowing wires ship its ownand 01Are Ii! o Haveemergencyand fíre fíghting procedure O :E -. power? operative'? terminal rígged appropriate. effective far under and securely deck watch in agreed ship Rernarks movecargo.ifwhereO agreed? the system handlingthe stern discharge hne. P . The presence of the letters A and P in the column 'Code' indicates the following: A . the reason should be given and agreement reached upon appropríate precan tions to be taken between the ship and the terminal.the mentioned procedures and agreements shall be in writing and signed by both parties. on board positioned on the ship? been inc1udingashoreproperly on and and.and ashore? ballast trays attendance on been supervision adequate on condition and agreed? E-< blanked? ti) ids .General A Are unusedandeffectively plugged and good cargo cargo and bunker connections scuppers bunker hoses(arms in drip ~ 5 .
Bulk Liquid Chemicals BI Is ínformatíon avaílable giving the necessary data for the safe handling of the cargo íncluding. el) f-< U "O Remarks el) o Po rn ed? O ved? accommodation O O e General tank deck ved type? closed? closed? hips S possibilithedeal with applianceslashed? disconnected?use. O O O PART B Addítional Checks .S -..notand radars switched or closed? ashore to indisconnected and off? overlookpermit ty? entry leading onto being equipment pumproomanventilation? sufficient cooking and shipjshore intakes emergency? other accommodation closed which may theconditioning connection?vapours after nd externallightdischarge emergency in aerials Are all external doors and ports in the measurestank airrequirements observed? A22 torches requirements anboard being overboard venting portable units beenapproved type? electrical to lids closed? air he cargoship's bunkermeanstransmitteran A21 l! requirements conditioning ofthe dequateprovisiontaken tankuse inandof escape llagreed VHF jUHFtoonsystem place re nakedanddoors fortransceivers galley indow-type cables andthe valves. of cargo from power? O ntinued earthed when. fficient of anmain radio ensure insulating personnel ports in moking ortable re electric there the being :E O A. a manufacturer's inhibition certificate? Is sufficient and suitable protective equipment (including self-contained breathing apparatus) and protective clothing ready for immediate use? Remarks ID I O ID IO 6 B2 . where applicable..
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A lifebuoy should be available on board the ship near the gangway or accommodation ladder.GENERAL Is the ship secureIy moored? In answering this question. springs. It is advisable to fit and properly secure a sa1'etynet under the means of access. Means should be provided to enable quick and safe release of the ship in case of an emergency... towing wires should be positioned on the side opposite to the hose spring. At a buoy mooring. They should be properly made fast on the ship's bollards. " BULK LIQUID . The eyes of these wires should be maintained about the waterline and regularly checked and adjusted if necessary during the operations. Once moored.. ships fitted with automatic tension winches should not use such winches in the automatic mode. attention should be given to the movement 01'the ship caused by currents or tides and the operation in progress. Al 9 .. A2 Are emergency towing wires correctIy positioned? Emergency towing wires should be positioned both on the off-shore bow and quarter of the ship. Particular attention to safe access should be given where the difference in level between the point of access on the vessel and the jetty or quay is large or likely to become large. The access should be safely and properly illuminated during darkness.e. Ships should remain adequately secured in their moorings. breasts.. The means of access to the ship should be safe and may consist of an appropriate gangway or accommodation ladder. Anchors not in use should be properly secured.. head or stern) because of the difference in their elastic properties. Means should be provided to prevent the slack from accidentally running into the water. When terminal access facilities are not available and a ship's gangway is used. due regard should be given to the nced for adequate fendering arrangements. Alongside piers or quays ranging of the ship should be prevented by keeping all mooring lines taut. Near the access ashore suitable life-saving equipment should be available.•. -------------------------------------------GUIDELINES FOR COMPLETING THE SHIP /SHORE SAFETY CHECK LIST PART A . These means should be so arranged that they can easily be broken by a tug boat's crew. taking into account the possible risks involved. Wire ropes and fibre rapes should not be used together in the same direction (i. The method used for the emergency release operation should be agreed. A3 Is there safe access between ship and shore? The access should be positioned as far away fram the manifold s as practicable. while having sufficient slack on deck. there should be an adequate landing area on the berth so as to provide the gangway with a sufficient clear run of space and so maintain safe and convenient access to the ship at al! states of tide and changes in the ship's freeboard.
AdditionaIly. should be refused access to the ship. A7 Have the procedures for cargo. The properties of the substances handled. or who do not have the master' s permission. if. Supervision should be aimed at preventing the development of hazardous situations. The form should be signed by both representatives. AS Is there ao effective deck watch in attendance 00 board and adequate supervision on the terminal and on the ship? The operation should be under constant control both on ship and shore. the supervisor should have the possibility to override aIl caIls. the controlling personnel should have adequate means available to take corrective action. All personnel connected with the operations should be familiar with the dangers of the substances handled. the equipment of ship and shore installation. Any change in the agreed procedure that could affect the operation should be discussed by both parties and agreed ulJOn.After agreement has been reached by both parties substantial changes should be laid down in writing as soon as possible and in sufficient time before the change in procedure takes place. The operations should be suspended and all deck and vent openings cJosed on the approach of an e1ectrical storm. The agreed arrangements should be recorded on a form and contain at least the information shown in the annex to these guidelines. such a situation arises. Is the agreed ship/shore communication system operative? Communication should be maintained in the most efficient way between the responsible officer on duty on the ship and the responsible person ashore. bunker and ballast handling been agreed? The procedures for the intended operation should be pre-planned. The terminal should control access to the jetty or berth in agreement with the ship. The controlling personnel on ship and shore should maintain an effective communication with their respective supervisors. The selected system of communication together with the necessary information on telephone numbers and/or channels to be used should be recorded on the appropriate formo This form should be signed by both ship and shore representatives. Where fixed systems are used the guidelines for telephones should apply. When telephones are used. the telephone both on board and ashore should be continuously manned by a person who can immediately contact his respective supervisor. Certain conditions may have to be met for permission to be granted. In any case the change should be laid down in writing within the working period of those supervisors on board and ashore in whose working period agreement on the change was reached. the ability of the ship's crew and the shore personnel to execute the necessary operations and to sufficiently control the operations are factors which should be taken into account when ascertaining the possibility of handling a number of substances concurrently. A6 A4 10 . When RT /VHF systems are used the units should preferably be portable and carried by the supervisor or a person who can get in touch with his respective supervisor immediately.Persons who have no legitimate business on board. un less permission to immobilise the ship has been granted by the harbourmaster and the terminal manager. Is the ship ready to move under its own power? The ship should be able to move under its own power at short notice. The telephone and portable RT/VHF systems should comply with the appropriate safety requiremcnts. They should be discussed and agreed upon by the ship and shore representatives prior to the start of the operations. however.
Cargo hoses should be identifiable with regard to their suitability for the intended operation. . A8 Has the ernergency shut down procedure been agreed? An emergency shut down procedure 5hould be agreed between ship and shore and recorded on an appropriate formo The agreement should designate in which cases the opcrations have to be stopped immediately. Both ship and shore should ensure that their fire main systems can be connected in a quick and easy way utilising if necessary the international ship/shore connection. All Are scuppers effectively plugged and drip trays in position. .the arrangement and capacity of the ship's cargo lines and gas venting systems. no conducting object should be inserted into that tan k during loading and during a period of at least 30 minutes after the cessation of loading. Adequate units of fixed or portable equipment should be stationed to cover the ship's cargo deck and on the jetty. The ship and shore fire main systems should be pressurised.the nature of the cargo to be handled. . AIO Are cargo and bunker hoses/arrns in good condition and properly rigged and. The initial and maximum loading rates. 11 . Other types of connections should be properly secured. Due regard should be given to the possible introduction of dangers associated with the emergency shut down procedure. both on board and ashore? Where applicable all scuppers on board and drainholes ashore should be properly plugged during the operations. Both ship and jetty should ideally be provided with fixed drip trays.J ( 1 The manifold area both on board and ashore should be safely and properly illuminatcd during darkness. . AII flange connections should be fully bolted. certificates checked? Cargo hoses and metal arms should be in a good condition and should be properly fitted and rigged so as to prevent strain and stress beyond design limitations. A note to this effect should be entered on the form referred to above. where appropriate. or be capable of being pressurised at short notice.the maximum allowable pressure and flow rate in the ship/shore hoses and loading arms. Accumulation of water should be drained off periodically. A9 Are fire hoses and fire fighting equipment on board and ashore positioned and ready for irnrnediate use? Fire fighting equipment both on board and ashore should be correctly positioned and ready for immediate use. topping off rates and normal stopping times should be agreed.any other flow controllimitations. in their absence portable drip trays may be used. If the static electricity properties of the substance handled and the situation in the tank so require. having regard to: . It should be ensured that the hoses or metal arms are constructed of a material suitable for the substance to be handled taking into account its temperature and the maximum operating pressure.precautions to avoid accumulation of static electricity.
national and local regulations and agreements. except for receiving purposes. The ship's radar installation should not be used unless the master. closed and lashed? Experience shows the importance of this item in pollution avoidance on ships where cargo lines and ballast systems are interconnected. national and local regulations and agreements. in consultation with the terminal manager. The security of the valves in question should be checked visually. A15 Is the agreed tank venting system being used? Agreement should be reached by both parties as to the venting system for the operation. when not in use. 3. A19 Are electric cables to portable electrical equipment disconnected from power? The use of portable electrical equipment on wandering leads is prohibited in 12 . 2. protected by suitable flame screens. The above-mentioned equipment should be \Vellmaintained and damaged units. Blank flanges should be fully bolted and other types of fittings. The main transmitting aerials must be disconnected and earthed. provided that an ample supply of water is available at all times in the vicinity of the manifolds. Closed ullaging and sampling systems should beused where required by international. though capable of operation. if used. Ullaging and sampling points may be opened for the short periods necessary for ullaging and sampling. properly secured. There are three basic systems for venting tanks: 1. A18 Are the ship's main radio transmitter aerials earthed and radars switched off? The ship's main radio transmitter should not be used during the ship's stay in port. has established the conditions under which the installation may be used safely. Open to atmosphere via open ullage ports. if fitted. blanked? Unused cargo and bunker line connections should be do sed and blanked. Ship/shore telephones should comply with the requirements for explosion-proof construction except when placed in a safe space in the accommodation. A16 Are hand torches of an approved type? A17 Are portable VHF/UHF transceivers of an approved type? Battery operated hand torches and VHF radio-telephone sets should be of a safe type which is approved by a competent authority. VHF radio-telephone sets may operate in the internationally agreed wave bands only. should not be used. A13 Are sea and overboard discharge valves. A14 Are all cargo and bunker tank Uds closed? Apart from the openings in use for tank venting (see A15) all openings to cargo tanks should be do sed gastight. To shore through other vapour handling systems. taking into account the' nature of the cargo and international. Where corrosive liquids or refrigerated gases are being handled.AlI drip trays should be emptied in an appropriate manner whenever necessary but always after completion of the specific operation. A12 Are unused cargo and bunker connections including the stern discharge Une. Fixed venting systems which indudes inert gas systems. the scuppers may be kept open.
hazardous zones. Window-type air conditioners should be disconnected fram their power supply. A22 Are air conditioning intakes which may permit the entry of cargo vapours closed? A23 Are window-type air conditioning units disconnected? Air conditioning and ventilator intakes which are likely to draw in air from the cargo area should be closed. terminal manager and the master. location and ventilation system pro vides protection against entry of flammable gases. Thesc doors should be clearly marked. Wherever this is not feasible. naked light and any surface with a temperature that is equal to or higher than the minimum ignition temperature of the products handled in the operations. A25 Are the requirements for the use of galley and other cooking appliances being observed? Open fire may be used in galleys whose construction. 13 . Places which are directly accessible fram the outside should not be designated as places where smoking is permitted. windows and portholes facing or near the cargo zone should be closed during operations. unless all applicable regulations have been met and subject to agreement by the port authority. Air conditioning units which are located wholly within the accommodation and which do not draw in air from the outside may remain in operation. places and rooms designated as places where smoking is permitted should be clearly marked as such. A20 Are all external doors and ports in the amidships accommodation closed? A2! Are all external doors and ports in the after accommodation leading onto or overlooking the tank deck closed? External doors. open fire may be used provided the master. A24 Are smoking requirements being observed? Smoking on board the ship may only take place in places specified by the master in consultation with the terminal manager or his representative. Buildings. but at no time should they be locked.other than covered in questions A 24 and A 25 . spark formation. Telephone cables in use in the ship/shore communication system should preferably be routed outside the hazardous zone. in consultation with the terminal manager. On ships fitted with stern discharge lines no open fire in galley-furnaces and cooking appliances is allowed when these lines are used. the cable should be so positioned and protected that no danger arises from its use. A26 Are naked light requirements being observed? Naked light or open fire comprises the foIlowing: fire. In the after accommodation external doors.and within a distance of 25 m of the ship is prohibited. The use of open fire on board the ship . In cases where the galley do es not comply with the above. windows and portholes in the amidship's accommodation should be closed during the operations. unless the construction of the ship's accommodation allows for the safe use of open fire. has ensured that precautions have been taken against the entry or build up of flammable gases. No smoking is allowed on the jetty and the adjacent area except in buildings and places specified by the terminal manager in consultation with the master. The supply cables should be disconnected and preferably removed from the hazardous zone.
preferably at the after end of the ship. It should be ascertained that the means of electrical discontinuity is in place and in good condition and that it is nqt being by-passed by contact with external metal. a safe and quick emergency escape should be available both on board and ashore. The passage of these currents is prevented by an insulating flange inserted at each jetty manifold outlet or incorporated in the construction of metallic arms. mainly from corrosion protection systems. stray electric currents. can cause electric sparks at the flange faces when hoses are being connected and disconnected.r A27 Is there provision for an emergency escape possibility? In addition to the means of access referred to in question A 3. A29 Are adequate insulating means in place in the ship/shore connection? Unless measures are taken to break the continuous electrical path between ship and shore pipework provided by the ship/shore hoses or metallic arms. A28 Are sufficient personnel on board and ashore to deal with an emergency? At all times during the ship's stay at the terminal. 14 . AIternatively. the electrical discontinuity may be provided by the inc1usion of one length of electrically discontinuous hose in each hose string. On board the ship it may consist of a lifeboat ready for immediate use. A30 Have measures been taken to ensure sufficient pumproom ventilation? Ship's pumprooms should be mechanically ventilated and the ventilation should be kept running throughout the operation. Ventilation should be aimed at maintaining a safe atmosphere throughout the pumproom. a sufficient number of personnel should be present on board the ship and in the shore installation to deal with an emergency.
Bl 15 . it is possible that unforeseen personal contact may occur. Storage places should be protected from the weather and clearly marked. This information should include: a) a cargo stowage plan. A suitable safety shower and eye rinsing equipment should be fitted and ready for immediate use in the immediate vicinity of places on board and ashore where operations regularly take place. Personnel required to use breathing apparatus during operations should be physicany fit and trained in its safe use. B3 Are counter measures against accidental personal contact with the cargo agreed? Sufficient and suitable means should be available to neutralize the effects and remove small quantities of spilled products. a manufacturer's inhibition certificate? Information on the product to be handled should be available on board the ship and ashore before and during the operation. should be readily available in sufficient numbers for operational personnel both on board and ashore. However. B4 Is the cargo handling rate compatible with the automatic shut down system if in use? Automatic shut down valves may be fitted on the ship and the shore. appropriate to the specific dangers of the product handled.BULK LIQUID CHEMICALS Is information available giving the necessary data for the safe handling of the cargo including. sufficient and suitable counter-measures should be taken. d) counter measures against accidental personal contact. When cargoes required to be stabilized or inhibited are to be handled. c) action to be taken in the event of spills or leaks. f) procedures for cargo transfer. necessary for the safe containment of the cargo. including self-contained breathing apparatus. To limit the consequences. e) fire-fighting procedures and fire-fighting media. Unfit or untrained personnel should not be selected for operations involving the use of breathing apparatus. the cargo handling rate should be so adjusted that a pressure surge evolving from the automatic closure of any such valve do es not exceed the safe working pressure of either the ship or shore pipeline system. B2 Is sufficient and suitable protective equipment (including self-contained breathing apparatus) and protective clothing ready for immediate use? Suitable protective equipment. In cases where such systems are used. information should be exchanged thereon. AlI persons directly involved in the operation should utilize this equipment and clothing whenever the situation requires. where applicable. Measures should be taken to maintain the water at a safe temperature. Information on how to handle these contacts giving regard to the special properties of the products should be studied and available for immediate use. and protective clothing._________________ -"!!iiii!!!!iiiiíi!!iiii!íiiiiiiiiiiii!iíi!iiiiii~~! PART B ADDITIONAL CHECKS . including reactivity. The action of these is automaticany initiated by a certain level being reached in the tank being loaded either on board or ashore. b) a fun description of the physical and chemical properties.
means may be fitted to relieve the pressure surge created. The use of non-permanent equipment inside tanks is generally not permitted unless the Port Authority's approval has been obtained. A written agreement should be made between the ship and shore supervisors indicating whether the cargo handling rate will be adjusted or alternative systems will be used. Non-permanent cargo line systems should be kept as short as possible. the safe cargo handling rate should be noted in this agreement and in the operation arrangement form (see A 7). B9 Is cargo handling being performed with the permanent installed pipeline systems? During cargo operations where the use of portable cargo lines on board or ashore is unavoidable. B7 16 . B6 Are portable vapour detection instruments readily available for the products to be handled? The equipment provided should be capable of measuring. Suitable equipment should be available to calibrate those instruments capable of measuring flammability. the electrical continuity of these Hnes should be checked. Has information on fire fighting media and procedures been exchanged? Information should be exchanged on the availability of fire-fighting equipment and the procedures to be followed in the event of fire on board or ashore. where appropriate. B5 Are cargo system gauges and alarms correctIy set and in good order? Ship and shore cargo system gauges and alar¡ns should be regularly checked to ensure they are in good working order. In cases where it is possible to set alarms to different levels the alarm should be set to the required leve!. Special attention should be given to any products which are being handled which may be water reactive or require specialised fire-fighting procedures. Whenever cargo hoses are used to make connections within the ship or shore permanent pipe line system. these connections should be secured and kept as short as possible and electrically continuous to the ship or shore line system respectively. Calibration should be carried out before the operation commences. if used at service temperatures other than ambient. care should be taken to ensure that these lines are correctly positioned and assembled so that no extra danger exists from their use. flammable and/or toxic levels. such as recirculation systems and buffer tanks. and. its specified maximum working pressure. Where necessary.r Alternatively. B8 Are transfer hoses of suitable material resistant to the action of the cargoes? Each transfer hose should be indelibly marked so as to allow the identification of the products for which it is suitable. its maximum and/or minimum service 'temperature. the test pressure (including the last date on which it was tested at this pressure). Date and details of the last test should be exchanged.
information should be exchanged thereon. where applicable. -. g) special equipment needed for the safe handling of the particular cargo. e) fire-fighting procedures and fire-fighting media. When cargoes required to be stabilized or inhibited are to be handled. CS Are alI remote control valves in working order? AlI ship and shore cargo system remote control valves and their position indicating systems should be regularly tested. weather and c1early marked. Unfit or untrained personnel should· not be selected for operations involving the use of breathing apparatus. water spray systems should be regularly tested. Details of the last tests should be exchanged. ineluding self-contained breathing apparatus and protective elothing. d) counter measures against accidental personal contact. f) procedures for cargo transfer. h) minimum cargo containment system temperature. C3 Is sufficient and suitable protective equipment (including self-contained breathing apparatus) and protective c\othing ready for immediate use? Suitable protective equipment.PART e ADDITIONAL CHECKS . b) a full description of the physical and chemical properties necessary for the safe containment of the cargo. In cases where cargo tanks are permitted to have more than one relief valve setting. All personnel directIy involved in the operation should utilize this equipment and c10thing whenever the situation requires. appropriate to the specific dangers of the product handled. Storage places should be protected from the. should be readily available in sufficient numbers for operational personnel both on board and ashore. When different grades of cargo are carried simultaneously. C4 Are void spaces properly inerted where required? The spaces that are required by the IMCa Gas Carrier Codes to be inerted should be checked by ships' personnel prior to arrival. independent venting systems must be available and segregation between systems should be checked. This information should inelude: a) a cargo stowage plan. C2 Is the water spray system ready for use? In cases where flammable and/or toxic products are handled. Cl 17 l . C6 Are cargo tank safety relief valves lined up to the ship's venting system and are by-passes closed? If the venting system is fitted with lines by-passing reHef valves the by-passes must be c1osed. a manufacturer's inhibition certificate? Information on the product to be handled should be available on board the ship and ashore before and during the operation. Details of the last tests should be exchanged. During operations the systems should bekept ready for immediate use. c) action to be taken in the event of spills or leaks. Personnel required to use breathing apparatus during operations should be physically fit and trained in its safe use.BULK LlQUEFIED GASES Is information available giving the necessary data for the safe handling of the cargo including.
means may be fitted to relieve the pressure surge created. the alarm should be set to the required leve!. C9 Is gas detection equipment set for the cargo. are functioning correctly prior to commencement of operations. cn Has information been exchanged between ship and shore on minimum working temperatures of the cargo systems? Before operations commence. such as recirculation systems and buffer tanks. calibrated and in good order? Span gas should be available to enable calibration of gas detection equipment. C7 Are the required cargo pumps and compressors in good order.it should be verified that the relief vaJve is set as required by the cargo to be handled and that the actual setting of the relief valve is clearly and visibly displayed on board the ship. The action of these is automaticalIy initiated by a certain level being reached in the tank being loaded either on board or ashore. if required. _ This information should be entered in the operation arrangement formo Cl3 18 . The test procedure should include the testing of as many elements of the cargo transfer system as possible. the cargo handling rate should be so adjusted that a pressure surge evolving fram the automatic closure of any such valve. Portable gas detection instruments. Date and details of the last test should be exchanged. Portable instruments capable of measuring in the flammable range should be calibrated for the product to be handled before the operations commence. and have the maximum working pressures been agreed between ship and shore? Agreement should be reached upon the maximum allowable working pressure in the cargo line system during operations. Fixed gas detection equipment should be calibrated for the product to be handled prior to commencement of operations. The agreed pressure should be entered in the operation arrangement formo CS Is reliquefication or boíl off control equipment in good order? It should be verified that reliquefication and boil off control systems. does not exceed the safe·working pressure of either the ship or shore pipeline system. capable of measuring flammable and/or toxic levels. A written agreement should be made between the ship and shore supervisor indicating whether the cargo handling rate will be adjusted or alternative systems will be used. Alternatively. the safe cargo handling rate should be noted in this agreement and in the operation arrangement form (see A7). Cl2 Does shore know the cIosing rate of ship's automatic valves. information should be exchanged between ship and shore representatives on cargo temperature/pressure requirements. Relief valves settings should be recorded on the check list. Details of the last test should be exchanged. should be available. In cases where such systems are used. Are emergency shut down systems working properly? Ship and shore emergency shut down systems should be tested regularly. suitable for the products handled. does ship have similar details of shore system? Automatic shut down valves may be fitted on the ship and the shore. The alarm function should have been tested and details of the last test should be exchanged. ClO Are cargo system gauges and alarms correctly set and in good order? Ship and shore cargo system gauges should be regularly checked to ensure that they are in good working order. In cases where it is possible to set alarms to different levels.
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