RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR MASTER'S MANUAL – OPERATIONS MANUAL FOR OFFSHORE SERVICE VESSELS ON THE NORWEGIAN CONTINENTAL SHELF

Date of issue: 15.01.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 2 __________________________________________________________________________

CONTENTS: 1 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4.1 2.4.2 3 3.1 4 4.1 4.2 4.2.1 4.2.2 4.3 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 6 6.1 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.4.1 6.4.2 6.4.3 6.4.4 6.4.5 6.4.6 6.5 7 7.1 7.2 Hierarchy of guidelines for vessel operations..............................................................4 Purpose, scope, publication and follow-up ..................................................................5 Purpose .............................................................................................................................5 Scope ................................................................................................................................5 Publication and follow-up ..................................................................................................5 Definitions and abbreviations used in an offshore connection ..........................................5 Definitions..........................................................................................................................5 Abbreviations.....................................................................................................................10 Responsibilities and roles ..............................................................................................12 The master's responsibility ................................................................................................12 Requirements related to vessel, crew and equipment.................................................12 Requirements related to vessel .........................................................................................12 Requirements related to crew - training and drills .............................................................13 Training .............................................................................................................................13 Drills ..................................................................................................................................13 Requirements related to ROV / Project vessel ..................................................................13 HSE ...................................................................................................................................14 General..............................................................................................................................14 Reporting of undesirable incidents ....................................................................................14 Notification and reporting of incidents subject to notification obligation ............................14 Observation and reporting of environmental aspects ........................................................14 Emissions, discharges and combustion within the safety zone.........................................14 Supply service .................................................................................................................15 Deck cargo – cargo in cargo units....................................................................................15 Cargo plan and manifest ...................................................................................................15 Declaration of dangerous and/or polluting cargo (Inbound/outbound cargo) ....................16 Loading and unloading – at supply bases, quay facilities, tank facilities, etc......................................................................................................................................16 When the weather is poor (marginal weather conditions) on the field...............................17 Operational requirements for operations within the safety zone .......................................18 General..............................................................................................................................18 Technical systems.............................................................................................................18 Radar system ....................................................................................................................18 Interaction..........................................................................................................................18 Radio silence.....................................................................................................................19 Transport of freshwater .....................................................................................................19 Personnel transfer using MOB boat ..................................................................................20 Emergency preparedness service .................................................................................20 General..............................................................................................................................20 Near-standby:....................................................................................................................21

..................................................................................23 Guard duty....2010 Version No: 1 Page: 3 __________________________________________________________________________ 7...........................23 Secondary line oil spill preparedness (NOFO) ..............................................................................................3 7.......26 ..24 Reporting routines (operations-related)...................2 7..........................21 Tanker assistance ................6 7.......5................................22 Oil spill response .........................................................................................................7 8 MOB boat/Daughter craft/Fast rescue craft w/equipment .......................................................................23 Primary line oil spill preparedness............Date of issue: 15...24 Vessel on collision course ........................................5......................1 7.................................................................................................................5 7.........................01............4 7...

2010 Version No: 1 Page: 4 __________________________________________________________________________ 1 Hierarchy of guidelines for vessel operations .Date of issue: 15.01.

2. OLF or NR. presetting of anchors.3 Publication and follow-up OLF and NR are responsible for publishing and updating the document.1 Definitions Service which includes mooring of installations. Vessels assigned tasks related to hazard and accident situations in the petroleum activities. 2.4 Definitions and abbreviations used in an offshore connection 2.01. at least every other year. this manual takes precedence. In case of deviations between the two. and complement and specify these. The owner or operator of a base. replacement of anchors. publication and follow-up 2. scope. deems it practical and/or necessary. The document shall be updated at regular intervals.4. the document may be subject to updates in addition to the regular updates. 2. Anchor handling service: Base: Base company: Standby vessel: Quay facilities with logistics support dedicated to petroleum activities. This manual must be read in the context of the NWEA guidelines.2 Scope Applies to offshore service vessels working on the Norwegian Continental.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 5 __________________________________________________________________________ 2 Purpose.1 Purpose The purpose of this manual is to provide the crews on board offshore service vessels operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with guidelines and information related to the functions the vessels shall perform. Emergency preparedness . Operator-specific requirements are included as separate appendices to this document. Note: If one of the parties responsible for the document. as well as keeping guard around installations.Date of issue: 15. work preceding or subsequent to mooring/anchoring operations.

carried out by a vessel or installation which meets the requirements in accordance with the IMO regulations (cf. 3 nautical miles around an installation. Where the Operating Company has established a maritime control centre. NWEA Ch. IMO MSC/Circ. Automatic positioning of a vessel or installation by means of a dynamic positioning system. but not supply and utility vessels or ships which transport bulk petroleum. Installation. plant and other equipment for petroleum activities. Supply service: Toolbox talk: Facility: Approach zone: Maximum wave .2010 Version No: 1 Page: 6 __________________________________________________________________________ service: Service which comprises tasks related to hazard and accident situations in the petroleum activities.01. 7. Where the operating company has established a maritime control centre. cargo in bulk to installations offshore. 10 nautical miles around the installation. all maritime activity and traffic in the area will be monitored from this control centre. Review of the job and any risk aspects with involved personnel prior to starting work cf. Bridge procedure: Bridge Resource Management (BRM): Training in management and communication for masters and navigation officers in connection with the execution of duties on the bridge. Procedures which describes task allocation (responsibilities & roles) for navigators on the bridge when two or more navigators are on duty simultaneously. as well as keeping guard around installations. DP operation: Entry zone: Vessel on collision course: Course which intersects the installation’s safety zone and generates a red alarm.4 ”toolbox talk”. which maintains the chosen position within a defined movement pattern from a given centre position.Date of issue: 15. the area around the installation(s) shall be monitored especially for vessels which may come to a collision course. during normal situations and emergencies. Service which includes transport of goods incl. Facility also includes pipelines and cables unless otherwise stipulated. 645 Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning system).

01. The manager of the daily petroleum activities on behalf of the licensees. Maximum wave height is usually not stated in weather forecasts. Note: Vessels carrying out ROV operations or assignments in connection with sub-sea installations. This means that navigators and engineers have the certificates necessary to operate the vessel / hold the position that they signed on to fill on board the vessel.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 7 __________________________________________________________________________ height: Maximum wave height equals the highest wave which can be expected from 1000 passing waves. are also covered by this guideline. . ”Necessary certificates”: Applies to navigators and engineers on board offshore service vessels. but can be assumed to be 1. production and decommissioning offshore.5 to 2 times higher than significant wave height. B and C)). development.Date of issue: 15. Heidrun. this means from the time the vessel enters the safety zone until the time the vessel leaves the safety zone. with the exception of diving support vessels. Loading/unloading operation: Service which includes use of offshore crane or transfer of bulk cargo between vessel and installation. Haltenbanken (Draugen. Short stays along an installation to fetch/deliver mail. Operator: Offshore installation manager: The person in charge on board an offshore facility. are not considered a loading/unloading operation in this manual. Offshore service vessel: Vessel engaged in the supply. In reality. Area emergency preparedness service: Standby vessel which is equipped to cover several installations within the same geographical area (for example Troll-Oseberg. anchor handling and/or emergency preparedness related to exploration. maps. other vessel. output of main and/or generator engines. Volve). documentation. Tampen (Statfjord. Gullfaks) (Sleipner. Åsgard (A. Platform time: The time the vessel is located within the safety zone. quay installation/base. etc. and which are in accordance with NMD/STCW requirements for the relevant vessel/vessel type and size.

Date of issue: 15.) The hazard which undesirable incidents represent for people. study. wherever they may be. pass through or conduct operations. significant changes to existing equipment (incl. Risk assessment: Significant wave height (Hs): Weather forecasts for sea areas usually contain a forecast for wave height. Risk can be quantitatively expressed in several ways. major modifications of existing installations/vessels. also including aircraft.e. mapping of risk. i. If a license has been granted to several natural persons or bodies corporate. but not limited to this. A systematic analysis. which in accordance with the Petroleum Act or previous legislation hold a license to explore. Wave height means vertical distance between wave crest and subsequent wave trough. emergency preparedness and working environment in the petroleum activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. produce. Horizontally. Risk = f (probability x consequence) Licensee: Risk: Risk elements: All conditions which can cause harm or damage to persons. vessel). the zone stretches 500 metres from the extreme points of the facility. transport or exploit. Significant wave height is defined as the median of the third of the highest waves during a 20-minute period. The safety zone: A geographically delimited area where unauthorised vessels are forbidden to wait.01. . the term licensee can mean both the licensees jointly or the individual participant (NPD's def. the environment or materials during all phases and activities which the work assignment /operation includes. Risk assessment is generally used in connection with projects. but usually as the frequency of (the probability of) and consequence of the undesirable incidents. new installations/vessels.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 8 __________________________________________________________________________ PSA: (The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway) reports to the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion (AID) and is the responsible authority for safety. Unless otherwise stipulated by the King in Council the zone stretches from the seabed to maximum 500 metres above the highest vertical point of a facility. the environment and financial assets. One or more natural persons or bodies corporate. vessels which play no part in the licensees' petroleum activities or which have not been given full or restricted access by authorities or licensees. Expected significant wave height is then stated in metres.

could have led to a) serious and acute injury or damage. or with negligibly changed circumstances. d) acute pollution. . so that the integrity of the facility is threatened. Safe Job Analysis (SJA): The SJA is a systematic and gradual review of all risk factors prior to a specific work assignment or operation. Technical redundancy: The capacity/possibility of a component or a system maintaining or reestablishing its function when a fault occurs.01. Note: For some offshore installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. the extreme points of the facility can be considered to be structures and/or offshore installations on the seabed. c) serious impairment or discontinuance of safety functions or other barriers. b) acute life-threatening disease. Note: Guard vessels are not defined as "offshore service vessel" in this manual. Such special conditions shall be described in the data sheet for the individual facility.Date of issue: 15. Guard vessel: Vessel which supervises/monitors ship traffic around unmanned installations and/or sub-sea installations/pipelines. Subject to obligation to notify Incident: Hazard and accident situations which have led to.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 9 __________________________________________________________________________ The zone does not limit activities which are specifically permitted in accordance with the Act relating to petroleum activities or which constitutes exercising public authority. Undesirable incident: An undesirable situation which could have or did cause loss of resources. so that measures can be implemented to remove or control the identified risk factors during the preparations for or performance of the work task or operation.

01. Direct loading systems are in place on the Heidrun field on Haltenbanken) Estimated Time of Arrival Estimated Time of Departure Failure Mode Effect Analysis Health. pipeline with a buoyancy device approximately in the middle).2 A/H AHTS AIS ATA ATD WP BRM CPA DFU DP DSL Abbreviations Anchor handling Anchor Handling. consisting of a swivel on the seabed.m. Safety & the Environment Main Rescue Coordination Centre Main Rescue Coordination Centre. International Marine Contractors Association International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code International Maritime Organisation International Safety Management Code International Ship and Port Facility Security Code Nautical mile (def. Power Management System Petroleum Safety Authority Norway Remotely Operated Tool Remotely Operated Vehicle Report on Undesirable Incident Norwegian Maritime Directorate Norwegian Pollution Control Authority ETA ETD FMEA HSE MRCC MRCC SN MRCC NN IMCA IMGS IMO ISM ISPS n. Northern Norway (north of the 65th northern parallel.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 10 __________________________________________________________________________ 2. west of 32 degrees longitude. Connected to the bow connection of the shuttle tanker. located at Sola) Main Rescue Coordination Centre.Date of issue: 15.4. southern Norway (south of the 65th northern parallel. OLS A and OLS B. located in Bodø). NWEA NPD OLF OLS PMS PSA ROT ROV RUH SD SFT . Used on the Statfjord field. Tug and Supply Vessel Automatic Identification System Actual Time of Arrival Actual Time of Departure Work Permit Bridge Resource Management Closest Point of Approach Defined Hazard and Accident Situations Dynamic Positioning Direct Shuttle Loading System (loading system for direct loading into shuttle tankers using buoys /STL) which are pulled into a cone in the ship and connected to coupling inside the ship. as 1 meridian minute ~ 1852 metres) Guidelines for the Safe Management of Offshore Supply and Rig Move Operations Norwegian Petroleum Directorate The Norwegian Oil Industry Association Offshore Loading System (submerged loading system.

Njord (Njord B) and Åsgaard (Åsgard C) fields. Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers Time to Closest Point of Approach Specific Emergency Preparedness Requirements for an Activity Vessel Traffic Management & Information Service: Planning and information database for the supply chain: World Geodesic System 1984. Submerged Turret Loading (submerged /subsea loading buoy. Currently used on the Statfjord (SPM C).2010 Version No: 1 Page: 11 __________________________________________________________________________ SJA CCR SPM STL TLP STCW TCPA SEPRA VTMIS WGS84 WOP WOW Safe Job Analysis Central Control Room Single Point Mooring (surface loading buoy. loading pipeline hanging on a boom). Tension Leg Platform International Convention on Standards of Training. Waiting On Platform Waiting on weather . All geographical coordinates in this document are stated in WGS84.Date of issue: 15.01. Gullfaks (SPM 1 and SPM 2) and Draugen fields. currently used on the Heidrun.

Guidelines for acceptance criteria for offshore service vessels.1 The master's responsibility The responsibilities of a master on an offshore service vessel in service on the Norwegian Continental Shelf include the following: • Comply with the guidelines in NWEA. OLF document.Date of issue: 15. The operational restrictions must be documented and supported by an FME analysis (cf.Operations manual for offshore service vessels on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. must as a minimum comply with the technical requirements related to vessels and equipment described in NWEA. The charterer is responsible for informing the facilities of any operational restrictions before the vessel enters service. or the shipping company's instructions. 4 Requirements related to vessel. regulations and conventions.3 Failure mode effect analysis). The shipping company shall present the operational restrictions to the charterer before the contract is entered into. not causing injury to persons participating in the operations and reducing the probability of hazard and accident situations occurring. .1 Requirements related to vessel Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) which is intended for use in connection with offshorerelated activities covered by this operations manual. Be proactive and continuously consider improvements vis-à-vis the ongoing operations. • Note: Nothing in this operations manual limit the responsibilities of the master under national and/or international statutes. and ensure that the crew on board has sufficient knowledge about the above. crew and equipment 4. It must be verified that the described operational restrictions are sufficient to achieve an acceptable risk level. 4.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 12 __________________________________________________________________________ 3 Responsibilities and roles 3.01. This means reducing the risk of collisions with a facility. and contractual requirements. Ch. The shipping company must prepare specific operational restrictions for vessels which do not comply with the minimum requirements as regards technical redundancy. (master's manual) .

anchor handling. A safe job analysis (SJA) shall be prepared before starting an operation. and the master must request them if not. Own procedures/work specifications for each job must be in the master's hands before departure. All risk aspects shall be reviewed before starting an operation.Date of issue: 15. All training shall be logged with training elements. sea and wind data. weather. see Item 6.01.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 13 __________________________________________________________________________ 4. and in addition carry out drills for the vessels own DFUs. 4. Drills shall be held on own vessel and in combination with offshore installations and any other emergency preparedness units (SAR helicopters and standby vessels) in the area. This means that a review must take place of all tasks which may become necessary to perform. the vessels’ movements in connection with ROV (for example when the vessel moves from one field to another) shall always be reported as indicated by the principal. All details shall be reviewed during training. and all hand motions shall be carried out to ensure that the service is performed in the best and safest possible manner. participants. • • • . 4.2.1 When operations are under way.2 Drills Supply. The master is responsible for ensuring that his/her crew carries out the drills for the DFUs mentioned in the emergency response plan for the relevant facility.2.3 Requirements related to ROV / Project vessel • Vessels leased to carry out special ROV/subsea operations will normally have a representative of the principal on board. Furthermore. No operations shall be initiated before the risk level is acceptable.1 Training The master of each crew is responsible for ensuring that the crew is trained in the execution of all tasks the individual crew member may be required to perform in the course of service.training and drills 4.4. standby and standby relief vessels for the area standby vessels shall schedule time for carrying out necessary drills in agreement with the operating company.2 Requirements related to crew . As regards crewing of the bridge and engine room during operations in the safety zone. and that it must be verified that the necessary equipment is available and in order. and any information useful for further development of the emergency preparedness on board. it must be emphasised that the equipment shall be used correctly by the crew during training.

the vessel has a duty to report if oil or gas is discovered on the surface of the sea. material assets and be documentable. 5. follow-up and prevention of incidents and near incidents. Observations of oil and/or gas on the surface of the sea shall be logged.3 Notification and reporting of incidents subject to notification obligation Vessels shall notify the operating company for the relevant area/field of all hazard and accident situations. but shall be confirmed in writing as soon the situation permits. When the vessel is within the safety zone of a facility. emissions and discharges to the external environment. Only moored drilling rigs/drill ships/vessels engaged in well . 5. the operator of the pipeline shall also be notified. There shall be documented procedures on board the vessel which clearly express this objective. MARPOL's regulations and discharge limits for slop water apply to those vessels.5 Emissions.1 General One of the objectives of the operation of offshore service vessels is that the activities shall not cause accidents. The notification to the operating company can initially be verbal. discharges and combustion within the safety zone Emissions and discharges: Vessels within the safety zone are normally not subject to the petroleum regulations as regards discharge of oily water. 5.2 Reporting of undesirable incidents Vessels shall implement an efficient system for registration. 5. Note: The vessel shall contact MRCC in emergency situations pertaining to the vessel. If the position for oil/gas on the sea lies near oil and gas pipelines. this facility must also be notified. The system shall cover all types of injury to personnel. injuries or material losses. and the position taken.01. Each operator shall prepare specific notification matrices.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 14 __________________________________________________________________________ • Vessels on project assignments shall comply with the established guidelines as described by the operator 5 HSE 5. The observation shall be reported to the operator who has chartered the vessel.Date of issue: 15.4 Observation and reporting of environmental aspects When vessels sail to/from installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

the crew shall visually inspect cargo units. 6 Supply service 6. loose objects on top cargo units and in cavities. Cargo with defects shall be rejected if the deficiencies cannot be rectified immediately. However. and uncertainty factors should not be introduced.01. securing cargo in open cargo units/basket.1 Deck cargo – cargo in cargo units Before cargo units are lifted on board a vessel. the cargo unit must be checked for loose objects. The vessel's master. 3. Ch. or his/her deputy. Upon discovery of faults. Before the vessel leaves port.3.2 Cargo Plan). the loading shall be halted. personnel working on the cargo deck must check the cargo units before attaching them to the crane. securing container doors.Date of issue: 15. the focus shall be on operations and safe operations.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 15 __________________________________________________________________________ operations are subject to the petroleum regulations Combustion: Within the safety zone.1. . on their own initiative. incinerator use shall be planned to avoid use within the safety zone. the base personnel or those who handle the loading must be informed immediately. the vessel's crew must visually check cargo units and other materials carried by the vessel.1 Cargo plan and manifest A cargo plan shall be prepared before cargo can be placed on board the vessel. The above items shall be checked by the personnel who load the vessel. Note: It is important that the master or his/her deputy. auxiliary engines and pyro boilers (given that the surface temperature is less than 400 degrees and that the spark arresters are intact). the cargo in open load carriers must be secured and it must be verified that the lifting equipment is in satisfactory condition. There are no restrictions within the safety zone for normal combustion such as propulsion. This inspection must take place when the cargo is loaded on board the vessel. Before unloading offshore. Note: The vessel shall have crew members on deck (preferably the loading officer) to monitor the loading and to check that the cargo is correctly placed and that dangerous cargo is located in designated areas. Guidelines for Safe Management of Offshore Supply and Rig Move Operations (NWEA). Note: To the extent possible.2. Visual inspection shall as a minimum include inspection of lifting yokes. contact base personnel if the loading meeting has not been announced or held. If necessary. 6. shall participate in the planning meeting where the loading plan is prepared and grant acceptance before cargo is lifted or pumped on board (cf.

tank facilities.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 16 __________________________________________________________________________ 6. Guidelines for Safe Management of Offshore Supply and Rig Move Operations (NWEA). They are as follows: • There must always be a crew member. however. The declaration shall be submitted to the master (in hard copy or electronic version) before the cargo is put on board the vessel (cf. • Communication between vessel and shipper/recipient in connection with loading and unloading operations shall take place via radio (UHF/VHF). 4. Note : If the documentation cannot be produced when the cargo is ready to be put on board the vessel. The guidelines for loading and unloading at bases are described in the Guidelines for the Safe Management of Offshore Supply and Rig Move Operations (NWEA). The master or chief officer shall take the time to inform the crew about relevant health.2 Loading and unloading – at supply bases. the cargo shall remain where it is until the documentation has been produced and the master has familiarised himself/herself with the contents and accepted the cargo. on deck for as long as the loading of deck cargo from the base. safety and environmental aspects before putting the cargo on board.1 General Requirements). quay facilities. or whoever supervises the loading in the master's absence. takes place. shall be entered in the vessel's manifest. at land facilities or other quay facilities.2 Declaration of dangerous and/or polluting cargo (Outbound/inbound cargo) All cargo put on board the vessel. There are. etc. shall ensure that dangerous and/or polluting cargo is placed in accordance with national and/or international requirements for shipping of such cargo. • The master. in port and offshore. Note: If others than a loading officer supervise the loading/unloading operation. All dangerous and/or polluting cargo shall have a declaration in accordance with international (IMDG / IBC Code) or national requirements. Ch. the crew member in question must have the necessary training and introduction to loading handling of dangerous and polluting cargo.Date of issue: 15. preferably a loading officer. Note: Alternative means of communication must always be agreed to handle interruptions or an emergency if the radio fails. .1. Everyone participating in loading and unloading operations shall be equipped with a radio providing communication access.01. 6. some items unique to the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

• • • 6. Assessment of the weather window for operations is made in cooperation between the master. facility(ies) and. the operation must be cleared with the marine coordinator at the individual base. the base. a Safe Job Analysis (SJA) must be prepared prior to the operation.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 17 __________________________________________________________________________ • Before a vessel engages in loading or unloading operations at a base. the time it will take the vessel to sail to the installation(s) should be taken into account.01.Date of issue: 15.3 When the weather is poor (marginal weather conditions) on the field If the weather on the field makes it impossible to carry out operations at the time the vessel is scheduled to arrive on the field. it must be possible to drain the loading line/hose to a tank. . the traffic control centre. When loading/unloading liquid bulk goods from land. The master's assessment of weather conditions and the possibility of starting the voyage / carrying out loading / unloading activities offshore shall be emphasised when a decision is made. if relevant. or involves external players. to avoid spills when disconnecting. an assessment should be made as to whether the vessel should be sent to the field. If the loading or unloading operation is not covered by established procedures. Note: When conditions improve. which may interfere with or in any other way impact loading and/or unloading or the vessel's ability to be warped. This means that the vessel should leave port early enough to arrive at the installation(s) when the weather is expected to be acceptable for loading and unloading operations. this must be communicated and clarified with the base before such work can be initiated. Maintenance work including hot work on board the vessel.

01.4. if practically possible. • Upon entering a safety zone. are described in Guidelines for Safe Management of Offshore Supply and Rig Move Operations (NWEA). This is to prevent unnecessary radiation of personnel on the offshore installations.1 General Guidelines for loading and unloading. deck and bulk cargo. One of them shall be assigned dedicated responsibility for navigation. 3 Operations and Ch.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 18 __________________________________________________________________________ 6. All movements shall be approved by the offshore installation.4. In DP mode: See NWEA 6. 6. the bridge should be crewed by minimum two navigators. The interaction between the two navigators shall be clarified. which shall have the overall authority over the activities within its own safety zone. the offshore installation is responsible for ensuring that the activities of the vessels do not conflict with each other. Relevant checklists shall be completed.2 Technical systems All systems for manoeuvring. positioning and propulsion shall be in good technical condition and in operation.4.4 Interaction • If two or more vessels are within the same safety zone.Date of issue: 15. when the vessel is in position alongside the installation.4. For operations involving interaction between the vessel and the offshore installation. (See NWEA Appendix D) The engine room shall be crewed • Weather restrictions for the Norwegian Continental Shelf: see NWEA ”NO8” 6.4 Operational requirements for operations within the safety zone 6. • . Ch. 4 Bulk Cargo Operations.3 Radar system Radar system(s) should be on standby. the NWEA guidelines and NORSOK R-003 (Safe use of lifting equipment) must be complied with.

the facility shall be informed of this.01. 6. Note: The vessel shall have procedures for situations where it is necessary to maintain radio silence.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 19 __________________________________________________________________________ 6. the vessel shall immediately implement measures necessary to handle such a situation (see Guidelines for Safe Management of Offshore Supply and Rig Move Operations (NWEA). disinfection and cleaning of potable water tanks and systems. The quality plan shall as a minimum include the following: • Current quality parameters and requirements • Scope and frequency of controls and sampling a) For the purpose of achieving identical practice for all vessels transporting potable water. After 10 days. If radio silence is established during loading/unloading operations. sampling from potable water tanks shall take place at least twice every year for analysis at an approved laboratory. Cleaning shall take place at least twice annually.3 radio silence).5 Radio silence If the facility announced a need to establish radio silence.4.6 Transport of freshwater Vessels transporting potable water to offshore installations shall establish and implement routines and barriers which secure that the quality of the delivered potable water does not deteriorate on board the vessel. from bunkering at the base or quay facility and until reaching the facility. b) Water should not be stored on board the vessel for more than 10 days.Date of issue: 15. • Logging and documentation (traceability) References: . this type of operation must be interrupted until radio communication can be re-established. 3. If it becomes necessary to end an ongoing operation or postpone a planned operation. • Where and when sampling should take place • Requirements related to flushing of piping system upon bunkering and delivery • Inspection. Vessels which deliver potable water must have established and implemented a "quality plan for potable water" which describes and documents how water quality is maintained.4.3. the water should be jettisoned and the tanks filled with new water. Ch.3.

FOR 2001 . 7 Emergency preparedness service 7. of subsea petroleum deposits. The shipping company must ensure that the vessel and its equipment are always operative and that the crew's training is up-to-date for as long as the vessel is in service. be used to change individual crew members in open sea. • Safe job analyses shall be prepared and the masters of both involved vessels must accept the procedure. • The person/persons involved shall be regular crew members.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 20 __________________________________________________________________________ FOR 1978-10-23 nr 9938: Supplementary regulations relating to potable water plant requirements at offshore installations for production etc. and shall have undergone safety training.1 General The primary tasks of the standby vessels are in connection with hazard and accident situations in the petroleum activities. For vessels with a helicopter deck. Any crew change with MOB boat shall be accepted by the shipping company. cf."The Potable Water Regulations" Note: These are minimum requirements for vessels delivering potable water offshore.Date of issue: 15.5 Personnel transfer using MOB boat 6. vessel and operator.1 Crew change Crew change should preferably take place when the vessel is at port. This is conditional upon the following: • The operating company shall be informed and give its approval. 6. 1372: Regulations relating to water supply and potable water . 6. the crew change may take place using a helicopter. The shipping company is also responsible for ensuring that an overall plan .01.5. applicable OLF guidelines.2 Other Conditions Regardless of scheduled crew changes. OLF/NR guidelines. the MOB boat can. including the weather conditions. for important or personal reasons. This assumes that the crew has the necessary training. as well as security around offshore installations. Each individual operator can implement requirements related to follow-up and processing beyond that which is described here. and weather conditions shall be acceptable for safe operation. with guidelines for disinfection Norwegian Board of Health Supervision.5. cf.12-04 nr. Risk assessments shall have been reviewed.

The operator of the field(s) included in the standby vessel's area shall prepare the necessary procedure for the services the standby vessel shall provide. rules for mobile offshore installations. . preferably at the 500-metre zone boundary. .2010 Version No: 1 Page: 21 __________________________________________________________________________ for operations on board and the various emergency services the vessel and its equipment can provide has been prepared (cf. Checklists shall be prepared for the operation of MOB boats/high-speed vessels. nonconformities and maintenance shall be documented. Test results. Monitoring of personnel at work on the facility shall be handled by the facility itself. the vessel's tasks will be in connection with rescue of persons in the water. The vessel shall be positioned so that it does not pose a risk to the facility if propulsion is lost. taking into account the capabilities of the relevant vessel. Regardless of which vessels are used for near-standby.3 MOB boat/Daughter craft/Fast rescue craft w/equipment The shipping company shall ensure that all personnel participating or involved in the operation of MOB boats/high-speed vessels for rescue of personnel in the water. The master shall ensure that the necessary emergency preparedness procedures are in place on board the vessel before it arrives on the field. they must be able to operate in 30 knots of wind / 3-metre significant wave height. the master must contact the field operator/offshore installation manager immediately.2 Near-standby: In near-standby operations. If there are weather criteria beyond this. If no emergency preparedness procedures have been received. 7. regulations relating to standby vessels).01. Visual check that the MOB boat crew wears prescribed clothing and that it is worn and closed in accordance with requirements/guidelines before the crew enters the MOB boat. MOB boats/high-speed vessels with associated deployment systems shall be tested and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines. while at the same time complying with response requirements stipulated by the relevant DFU. it must be clarified between the vessel and facility which restrictions apply under the prevailing weather conditions. have the necessary training and competence for the tasks they have been assigned to. 7.Date of issue: 15. which include the following: Before deployment: • • • Visual check of boat before launch Visual checks of davit including winch and warp for the MOB boat before the crew enters the MOB boat.

On fields where area emergency preparedness has been established. 7. B. After recovering on board the MOB boat (after drill or concluded operation): • • • • Visual check of MOB boat Check that electricity to engine heater and battery charger is connected Refill fuel as needed Ensure that the MOB boat is sufficiently secured for the prevailing weather conditions.Date of issue: 15. the activities and the area may vary from what is commonly considered emergency preparedness service. C Gullfaks A. once with ballast and once with full load capacity. This is relevant for the following fields: • • • • • • • • • • • Glitne Statfjord A.01.4 Tanker assistance Tanker assistance is relevant on fields where loading of oil to shuttle tankers takes place. Standby vessels shall comply with the emergency preparedness manual for the individual field and act in accordance with the instructions in the manual. while at the same time ensuring that the MOB boat is ready for action as regards response time. C Norne Volve / Navion Saga Balder Jotun The task of the standby vessels is to assist the shuttle tanker in connection with connecting to the offshore loading buoy and being on standby for situations where the shuttle tanker requires assistance. the applicable guidelines prepared by the operating company apply.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 22 __________________________________________________________________________ • Check of communications equipment and that communication with the mother ship functions before the MOB boat is launched. it is the standby vessel which performs the . Emergency towing All shuttle tankers have an aft system enabling emergency towing. C Njord B Draugen Heidrun Ågard A. Here. B. This system shall be tested twice annually. Special requirements have been prepared for vessels. When carrying out the emergency towing test. equipment and crew competence in this type of service.

7. Larger tugboats are used for this equipment . these are leased by NOFO.2 Secondary line oil spill preparedness (NOFO) The following applies to vessels dedicated to NOFO service: • The vessel must be OIL REC classified and be approved as a NOFO vessel in accordance with the latest valid NOFO standard (NOFO issues certificates/approval documents) . see the vessel's operations manual. Primary-line equipment on board offshore service vessels shall be ready for mobilisation at all times. Primary-line equipment is intended for use as the initial response force to combat acute oil spills. The report shall contain the drill agenda and a conclusion stating experience transferred. How emergency towing is carried out on the Norwegian Continental Shelf is described in a separate emergency towing procedure which vessels assigned to standby duty must be familiar with. Primary line and secondary line. The latter equipment is operated by NOFO personnel who muster on board NOFO vessels upon mobilisation of equipment.5. Secondary-line equipment is heavier oil spill response equipment located on dedicated (area emergency preparedness) vessels or on dedicated bases along the coast.5. Reports from the drill shall be sent to the operating company.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 23 __________________________________________________________________________ test. Such drills shall be agreed with the offshore installation manager. At least one training session per shift shall be held for fields with primary line oil spill response equipment.1 Primary line oil spill preparedness The master on board standby vessels takes action when ordered by the OIM or the OIM's deputy in the event of an oil spill at sea. 7. For preparations and operation.5 Oil spill response Oil spill response is divided into two levels. skimmer and tugboat). The operator is responsible for vessels assigned to standby service and tanker assistance having access to and knowledge of relevant procedures and emergency preparedness plans. It is operated by the standby vessel's own crew and with its own equipment (boom. 7.Date of issue: 15.01. A verification drill shall be held in connection with crew change per shift per year.

Measures/actions to be coordinated with the traffic centre or the relevant installation. The NOFO damage control leader will indicate the position for deployment of booms. Exception: For more info.2010 Version No: 1 Page: 24 __________________________________________________________________________ • • The vessel must have NOFO equipment on board and use it for drills at least twice annually (at least once with each shift).6 Guard duty Guard duty is often carried out with vessels with other crewing and equipment requirements than vessels allocated to standby service. Each assignment shall be described in instructions to the master. Standby vessels. The crew shall operate the NOFO equipment on their own. . If a standby vessel must carry out tasks related to intercepting or attracting the attention of a vessel on a collision course. The service period is normally limited to a limited period. The masters of these vessels will in a given situation act as NOFO damage control leaders until the NOFO damage control leader has been mobilised. b) Marking positions above subsea installations. the standby/guard vessel shall hail the unidentified vessel on the radio. see the NOFO manual on board (NOFO regional plans – operational plan) and www. the vessel will be taken to land to mobilise NOFO equipment.01. Reporting routines for vessels in supervision service follow established guidelines given by the operating company responsible for the service. all possible means to identify the vessel shall be employed.no 7. In such situations. If the vessel does not respond to hailing. 7. as well as more specifically indicated guard duty above/along pipelines. Guard duty can include the following: a) Monitoring ship traffic around unmanned installations. c) Information to ship traffic to keep their distance to the monitored position and information concerning restrictions when using tools in an area. this must be reported to the operating company which has chartered the standby vessel.Date of issue: 15. In a given situation.NOFO. the nearest available vessel will be used as a tugboat. installations on the seabed.7 Vessel on collision course If unidentified vessels are on a collision course with offshore installations. The master of an OR vessel is responsible for handling the vessel's systems (own vessel with NOFO equipment and allocated tugboat). .

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2010 Version No: 1 Page: 26 __________________________________________________________________________ 8 Reporting routines (operations-related) All vessels must report their movements in accordance with the operating company's guidelines (see appendix). Reporting of operations-related issues is described in the guidelines prepared by the individual operating companies. .01.Date of issue: 15.

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