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Procedure of Loading and Discharging Operation on Oil Tanker.

Updated: Jun 5, 2020

LOADING OPERATION ON TANKERS

GENERAL CHECKLIST

· Loading plan will be prepared by Chief Officer and discussed with all concerned including Duty Officer during pre-arrival meeting.

· Duty Officer will ensure he understands the plan thoroughly.

· Duty Officer will confirm with Chief Officer that pre-arrival checks as per company procedures have been carried out satisfactorily.

PRIOR COMMENCEMENT OF LOADING CHECKLIST

· Duty Officer will ensure that checks as per company specific “pre-cargo operations checklist” have been complied with.

· Duty Officer will confirm all designated duty hands are at their stations.

· Duty Officer will double check that valves have been lined as per cargo plan.

· Duty Officer will ensure that all “Anti-Pollution” gears and measures are in place.

· Duty Officer will attend hose connection operation.

· Duty Officer will double check that access means for shore personnel is in compliance with rules/regulations.

COMMENCEMENT OF LOADING

· Duty Officer will ensure initial flow to be minimum and preferable by gravity.

· All pipelines must be checked to confirm no leakages.

· Duty Officer will ensure cargo is received in nominated tanks.

DURING LOADING OPERATION CHECKLIST

· Duty Officer will ensure that checks as per company specific “during cargo operations checklist” have been complied with.

· Duty Officer will ensure that all “Anti-Pollution” gears and measures remain in place.

· Duty Officer will take regular rounds.

· Duty Officer will attend to topping off and ballast/de-ballast operations under instructions of Chief Officer.

· Duty Officer will regularly check ullages/quantities of tanks

· Duty Officer will inform Chief Officer whenever he reaches a critical stage.

· Duty Officer will monitor drafts as per instructions from Chief Officer.

COMPLETION OF LOADING

· Duty Officer will reduce rates well in time.

· Duty Officer will keep watch on topped off tanks.

· Duty Officer will attend hose disconnection operation.

· Duty Officer will ensure that all valves have been shut on completion of loading operations.

DISCHARGING OPERATION ON TANKERS

GENERAL CHECKLIST

· Discharging plan will be prepared by Chief Officer and discussed with all concerned including Duty Officer during pre-arrival meeting.

· Duty Officer will ensure he understands the plan thoroughly.

· Duty Officer will confirm with Chief Officer that pre-arrival checks as per company procedures have been carried out satisfactorily.

PRIOR COMMENCEMENT OF DISCHARGING CHECKLIST

· Duty Officer will ensure that checks as per company specific “pre-cargo operations checklist” have been complied with.

· Duty Officer will confirm all designated duty hands are at their stations.

· Duty Officer will double check that pumps and valves have been lined as per cargo plan.

· Duty Officer will ensure that all “Anti-Pollution” gears and measures are in place.

· Duty Officer will attend hose connection operation.

· Duty Officer will double check that access means for shore personnel is in compliance with rules/regulations.

COMMENCEMENT OF DISCHARGING

· Duty Officer will attend manifold during commencement of discharge.

· Initial discharge rate to be slow.

· All pumps/pipelines must be checked to confirm no leakages.

· Ensure cargo is leaving from correct tank.

DURING DISCHARGING OPERATION CHECKLIST

· Duty Officer will ensure that checks as per company specific “during cargo operations checklist” have been complied with.

· Duty Officer will ensure that all “Anti-Pollution” gears and measures remain in place.

· Duty Officer will take regular rounds.

· Duty Officer will attend to discharge/stripping and ballast/de-ballast operations under instructions of Chief Officer.

· Duty Officer will regularly check ullages/quantities of tanks

· Duty Officer will inform Chief Officer whenever levels in cargo tanks reach a critical stage.

· Duty Officer will monitor drafts as per instructions from Chief Officer.

COMPLETION OF DISCHARGING

· Duty Officer will reduce rates well in time.

· Duty Officer will keep watch on emptied tanks.

· Duty Officer will attend hose disconnection operation.

· Duty Officer will ensure that all valves have been shut on completion of loading operations.

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