Checklist for Cargo Changeover from oil to dry bulk cargo

The following check-lists are of a general nature and each ship should use them as a guide when developing its own comprehensive check-lists.

Oil to Dry Bulk Cargo

  • Wash cargo holds and tanks, including access trunks.
  • Flush all main suctions into cargo holds and tanks and strip dry.
  • Gas free all cargo holds and tanks.
  • Hose off, blow through, disconnect and stow portable heating coils as required.
  • Plug securing sockets as necessary.
  • Ensure fixed heating coils are free of oil before blanking ends.
  • Complete hand hosing and digging of holds and sumps to the
  • requirements of the next cargo.
  • Drain cargo holds and suction wells.
  • Blank off main suctions to holds as necessary.
  • Ensure the stripping discharge line to after hold is securely blanked.
  • Ensure sounding pipes to bilge wells are open and clear of obstructions.
  • Fit main and stripping suction recess doors as necessary. Also fit heating coil connecting pipe recess doors.
  • Wash cargo pipeline system thoroughly, including pumps, deck lines, bottom lines and pumproom.
  • Ensure gauging system, where fitted, is stowed or blanked as necessary to manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Drain, vent and prove gas free all gas lines and risers.
  • Blank off gas lines to holds as necessary.
  • Set venting system to the requirements of the next cargo.
  • Check hatch cover sealing arrangements and closing devices.
  • Check ballast tanks, void spaces, cofferdams and pumprooms for flammable gas. Ventilate as necessary and prove gas free.
  • If slops are retained, ensure designated pipeline segregations are fitted, slop tanks are fully inerted and the relevant venting system adopted, as necessary.