What are regulations or Checklist for change over of Cargo from Dry bulk cargo to oil on ships ?

Dry Bulk Cargo to Oil

  • Sweep holds clean and lift cargo remains out of hold for disposal.
  • Wash cargo remains off bulkheads with a high pressure water jet, stripping slowly to remove water, leaving solid residues.
  • Remove solid residues from the tank top and sumps, and prove that the stripping suction is clear.
  • Remove suction doors and attach securely to stowage positions.
  • Close off sounding pipes to sumps as required.
  • Remove blanks from main cargo suctions and stripping discharges to after hold.
  • Lower, secure in place, connect and prove tight heating coils as necessary.
  • Remove requisite blanks from gauging system and render fully operational.
  • Wash all stripping lines thoroughly to remove solid residues.
  • Open, clean and check all strainers in cargo systems.
  • Check and clean hatch cover sealing arrangements, trackways etc.
  • Close hatches and check sealing and bolting down arrangements.
  • Remove blanks from gas lines as necessary.
  • Set venting system for next cargo.
  • Prove all valves and non-return valves in cargo system operational.
  • Inert holds prior to loading where applicable. During inerting prove tightness of hatch covers, tank cleaning covers, access hatches and all openings into cargo spaces.


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