What is Oil Record Book or ORB ?

Every non tanker of 400 GT and above, and every tanker of 150 GT and above must have ORB part I ( Machinery space Operation ). All tankers of 150 GT and above must have ORB part II (Cargo/Ballast operation.) The ORB must be preserved for 3 years after last entry has been made.The ORB must be completed on each occasion, on tanks to tank basis if appropriate, Entries must be fully recorded without delay and each completed entries must be sign by the officer in charge of the operations concerned. Each completed page must be sign by the Master.
Entries include- any movement of oil in to ship, within ship and out of ship.

OIL RECORD BOOK (ORB) PART I –

 (MACHINERY SPACE OPERATION- ALL SHIP)

  • Ballasting or cleaning of fuel oil tanks
  • Discharging of dirty Ballast or clean water from fuel oil tanks
  • Collection and disposal of oil residue (sludge)
  • Non-automatic discharge over board or disposal otherwise of bilge water which has accumulate in machinery space.
  •  Automatic discharge over board or disposal otherwise of bilge water which has accumulate in machinery space.
  • Condition of oil discharge monitoring and control system.
  • Accidental or other exceptional discharge.
  • Bunkering fuel or bulk in lubricating oil.
  • Additional operational procedure or general remarks.
OIL RECORD BOOK (ORB) PART II-

 ( CARGO/BALLAST OPERATION-TANKERS) 

  • Loading of oil cargo
  • Unloading of oil cargo
  • Internal transfer of oil during the voyage
  • Crude oil washing ( COW tankers only)
  • Cleaning of cargo tanks
  • Ballasting of cargo
  • Discharging Dirty ballast.
  • Discharging of Clean ballast contained in the Cargo tanks
  • Ballasting of dedicated clean ballast tank. ( CBT tankers only)
  • Discharging of ballast from clean ballast tank. (CBT tankers only)
  • Discharge of water from slop tanks in to sea.
  • Disposal of residual and oily mixtures no otherwise required.
  • Condition of oil discharge monitoring and control
  • Accidental or other exceptional discharge.
  • Additional operational procedure or general remark

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