What is Ship Shore Safety checklist for bulk carrier or dry cargo ships ?

 SHIP/SHORE SAFETY CHECKLIST

For Loading or Unloading Dry Bulk Cargo Carriers
Date…………………………………………… Ships Name: .……………………………….
Port…………………………………………. Terminal/Quay. …………………………..
Available depth of water in berth……………………….. Minimum air draught*…………………………………………
Arrival draught (read/calculated)……………………… Air draught. ……………………………………………………….
Calculated departure draught……………………………… Air draught. ……………………………………………………….

The Master and terminal manager, or their representatives, should complete the checklist jointly. Advice on points to be considered is given in the accompanying guidelines. The safety of operations requires that all questions should be answered affirmatively and the boxes ticked. If this is not possible, the reason should be given, and agreement reached upon precautions to be taken between ship and terminal. If a question is considered to be not applicable write “N/A”, explaining why if appropriate.

1. Is the depth of water at the berth, and the air draught, adequate for the cargo operation?
2. Are mooring arrangements adequate for all local effects of tide, current, weather, traffic and craft alongside?
3.  In emergency, is the ship able to leave the berth at any time?
4. Is there safe access between the ship and the wharf?
  Tended by Ship/Terminal (cross out as appropriate)
5.  Is the agreed ship/terminal communications system operative?

Communication method………………………………………………………………………

Language…………………………………………………………………………………………..

Radio channels/phone numbers …………………………………………………..

6.  Are the liaison contact persons during operations positively identified?

Ship contact persons……………………………………………………………………..

Shore contact person(s)…………………………………………………………………

Location……………………………………………………………………………………….

7.  Are adequate crew on board, and adequate staff in the terminal, for emergency?
8.  Have any bunkering operations been advised and agreed?
9.   Have any intended repairs to wharf or ship whilst alongside been advised and agreed?
10. Has a procedure for reporting and recording damage from cargo operations been agreed?
11. Has the ship been provided with copies of port and terminal regulations, including safety and pollution requirements and details of emergency services?
12. Has the shipper provided the Master with the properties of the cargo in accordance with the requirements of chapter VI of SOLAS?
13.                Is the atmosphere safe in holds and enclosed spaces to which access may be required, have fumigated cargoes been identified, and has the need for monitoring of atmosphere been agreed by ship and terminal?
14. Have the cargo handling capacity and any limits of travel for each loader/unloader been passed to the ship/terminal?

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