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

The purpose of the guide is to provide operational advice to assist personnel directly involved in tanker and terminal operations. It is emphasised that the ship’s operator should always be in a position to provide positive support, information and guidance to the master who is in charge of the day-to-day running of the ship, and that the terminal management should ensure that its concern for safe operating practices is known to the terminal personnel

This guide makes recommendations for tanker and terminal personnel on the safe carriage and handling of crude oil and petroleum products on tankers and at terminals. It was prepared originally by combining the contents of the ‘Tanker Safety Guide (Petroleum)’

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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