Checklist for ship to ship transfer or STS operation.

SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFER  

CHECK LIST 1 –  PRE-FIXTURE  INFORMATION  (FOR EACH SHIP)

(BETWEEN SHIP OPERATOR/CHARTERER AND ORGANISER)

 

Ship’s Name:                                                                          IMO No :

Ship’s Operator:
Ship’s Charterer :
STS Organiser:
INMARSAT No.Ship’s Operator’s ConfirmationRemarks
1. What is the LOA?

What is parallel body length at loaded and ballast   drafts?

  
2. Will the transfer be conducted underway and , if so , can the ship maintain about 5 knots for a minimum of two hours ?  
3. Is the ship’s manifold arrangement in accordance with OCIMF Recommendations for Oil Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment?  
4. Is the ship’s lifting equipment in accordance with OCIMF Recommendations for Oil Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment?  
5. What is the maximum and minimum expected height of the cargo manifold from the waterline during the transfer?  
6. Sufficient manpower will be provided for all stages of the operation ?  
7. Are enclosed fairleads and mooring bitts in accordance with OCIMF Mooring Equipment Guidelines and are they of a sufficient number ?  
8. Can the ship supplying the moorings provide all lines on winch drums ?  
9. If moorings are wires, are they fitted with synthetic tails at least 11 metres in length?  
10. Are there full-sized mooring bitts of sufficient strength suitably located near all enclosed

fairleads to receive mooring ropes’ eyes?

  
11. Are both sides of the ship clear of any’ overhanging projections?  
12. Is the transfer area agreed?  
FOR DISCHARGING SHIP /RECEIVING SHIP (Delete as appropriate)
Name:
Rank:
Signature :                                                                                                      Date:
     

 

SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFER

CHECK LIST 2 – BEFORE OPERATIONS COMMENCE

Discharging Ship’s Name:

 Receiving Ship’s Name:
 Date of Transfer:
 Discharging Ship CheckedReceiving Ship CheckedRemarks
1. Have the two ships been advised by shipowners that Check List 1 has been completed satisfactorily?   
2. Personnel comply with rest requirements of ILO 180, STCW or national regulations as appropriate ?   
3. Are radio communications well established?   
4. Is language of operation agreed?   
5. Is the rendezvous position off the transfer area agreed?   
6. Are berthing and mooring procedures agreed, including fender positions and number / type of ropes to be provided by each ship ?   
7. The system and method of electrical insulation between ships has been agreed ?   
8. The ships are upright and at a suitable trim without any overhanging projections ?   
9. Are engines, steering gear and navigational equipment tested and found in good order?   
10. Ship’s boilers and tubes have been cleared of soot  and it is understood that during STS operations , tubes must not be blown ?   
11. Are the engineers briefed on engine speed (and speed adjustment) requirements?   
12. Has a weather forecast been obtained for the transfer area?   
13. Is hose lifting equipment suitable and ready for use?   
14. Cargo transfer hoses are properly tested and certified and in apparent good condition ?   
15. Are fenders and associated equipments are visually in apparent good order ?   
16. Are the crew briefed on the mooring procedure?   
17. Is the contingency plan agreed?   
18. Have local authorities been advised about the operation?   
19. Has a navigational warning been broadcast?   
20. Has the other ship been advised that Check List 2 is satisfactorily completed?   
    
FOR DISCHARGING SHIP/RECEIVING SHIP (Delete as appropriate)
Name:
Rank:
Signature:                                                                     Date:

 

 

SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFER

CHECK LIST 3 – BEFORE RUN-IN AND MOORING

Discharging Ship’s Name:

  Receiving Ship’s Name:
  Date of Transfer:
  Discharging Ship CheckedReceiving Ship CheckedRemarks
 1. Has Check List 2 been satisfactorily completed?   
 2. Are primary fenders floating in their proper place? Are fender pennants in order?   
 3. Are secondary fenders in place, if required?   
 4. Have over side protrusions on side of berthing been retracted?   
 5. Is a proficient helmsman at the wheel?   
 6. Are cargo manifold connections ready and marked?   
 7) Has course and speed information been exchanged and understood?   
 8. Is engine speed adjustment controlled only by changes to revolutions or pitch?   
 9. Are navigational signals displayed?   
 10. Is adequate lighting available?   
 11. Is power on winches and windlass and are they in  good order?   
 12. Are rope messengers, rope stoppers and heaving lines ready for use?   
 13. Are all mooring lines ready?   
 14. Are mooring gangs in position?   
 15. Are communications established with mooring gangs?   
 16. Is the anchor on opposite side to transfer        made ready for dropping?   
 17. Has the other ship been advised that Check List 3 is satisfactorily completed?   
 FOR DISCHARGING SHIP/RECEIVING SHIP (Delete as appropriate)
 Name:
 Rank:
 Signature:                                                                               Date:
 

SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFER

CHECK LIST 4 – BEFORE CARGO TRANSFER

 

Discharging Ship’s Name:

 Receiving Ship’s Name:
  Date of Transfer:
  Discharging Ship CheckedReceiving Ship CheckedRemarks
 1.  The ISGOTT  Ship/Shore Safety Check List as been satisfactorily completed?   
 2.      Procedures for transfer of personnel have been agreed ?   
 3.      Is the gangway(if used) is in good position and well secured?   
 4.      Is an inter-ship communication system established?   
 5.  Are emergency signals and shutdown procedures agreed?   
 6.  Is an engine room watch maintained throughout transfer and is the main engine ready for immediate use?   
 7.    Are fire axes or suitable cutting equipment in position at fore and aft mooring stations?   
 8.  Is a bridge watch and/or an anchor watch established?   
 9.  Officers in charge of the cargo transfer on both ships are identified and posted ?   
 10. Is a deck watch established to pay  particular attention to moorings, fenders, hoses, manifold observation and cargo pump controls?   
 11. Is the initial cargo transfer rate agreed with other ship?   
 12. Is the maximum cargo transfer rate agreed   with other ship?   
 13. Is the topping-off rate agreed with other ship?   
 14.  Are the cargo hoses well supported ?   
 15. Are tools required for rapid disconnection  located at the cargo manifold?   
 16. Details of the previous cargo of the receiving ship have been given to the discharging ship ?   
 17. Has the other ship been advised that Check List 4 is satisfactorily completed?   
 FOR DISCHARGING SHIP/RECEIVING SHIP (Delete as appropriate)
 Name:
 Rank:
 Signature:                                                                               Date:

SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFER

CHECK LIST 5  – BEFORE UNMOORING

 

Discharging Ship’s Name:

 Receiving Ship’s Name:
 Date of Transfer:
 Discharging Ship CheckedReceiving Ship CheckedRemarks
1. Are cargo hoses properly drained prior to hose disconnection?   
2. Are cargo hoses or manifolds blanked?   
3. Is the transfer side of the ship clear of obstructions (including hose lifting  equipment)?   
4. Secondary fenders are correctly positioned and secured for departure ?   
5. Has the method of unberthing and of letting go Moorings been agreed with the other ship?   
6. Are fenders, including fender pennants, in Good order?   
7. Is power on winches and  windlass?   
8. Are there rope messengers and rope stoppers  at all mooring stations?   
9.Are the crew standing by at their mooring stations?   
10.Are communications established with mooring personnel and with the other ship ?   
11.Shipping traffic in the area has been checked ?   
12.  Main engine(s) and steering gear have been tested and are in a state of readiness for departure?   
13. Mooring personnel have been instructed to let go only as requested by the maneuvering  ship ?   
14. Navigational warnings have been cancelled (when clear of other ship )?   
15. Has the other ship been advised that Check List 5 is satisfactorily completed?   
FOR DISCHARGING SHIP/RECEIVING SHIP (Delete as appropriate)
Name:
Rank:
Signature:                                                                               Date:

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