What is International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals or ISGOTT ?

The International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals, or ISGOTT as it is now widely known, has become the standard reference work on the safe operation of oil tankers and the terminals they serve.

It is well known that  Safety is critical to the tanker industry. ISGOTT continues to provide the best technical guidance on tanker and terminal operations.This is the definitive Guide to the safe carriage and handling of crude oil and petroleum products on tankers and at terminals

The Guide is now divided into four sections:  
  • General Information;
  • Tanker Information;
  • Terminal Information and
  • The Management of the Tanker and Terminal Interface.
ISGOTT  is jointly published by:
  • The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) .
  • The International Oil Tanker and Terminal Safety Guide’ published on behalf of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF).
  • The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH).


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