What is Ship Shore Safety checklist for tankers ?

Structure of Checklist and Coding of Items

The safety of operation requires that all relevant statements are considered and the associated responsibility and accountability for compliance is accepted, either jointly or singly. Where either party is not prepared to accept an assigned accountability, a comment must be made in the ‘Remarks’ column and due consideration should be given to assessing whether operations can proceed.

Where a particular item is considered to be not applicable to the ship, the terminal or to the planned operation, a note to this effect should be entered in the ‘Remarks’ column.

The presence of the letters ‘A’, ‘P’ or ‘R’ in the column entitled ‘Code’ indicates the following:

A  :-  (‘Agreement’). This indicates that the referenced consideration should be addressed by an agreement or procedure that should be identified in the ‘Remarks’ column of the Check List, or communicated in some other mutually acceptable form.

P :-   (‘Permission’). In the case of a negative answer to the statements coded ‘P’, no operations are to be conducted without the written permission from the appropriate authority.

R :-   (‘Re-check’). This indicates items to be re-checked at appropriate intervals, as agreed between both parties and stated in the declaration.

The joint declaration should not be signed until all parties have checked and accepted their assigned responsibilities and accountabilities.

Ship’ Name:        

Berth:                                                                                           Port:                    

Date of Arrival:                                                   Time of Arrival:            

Part ‘A’ – Physical Checks
Check
Ship
Terminal
Code
Remarks
1. There is safe access between the ship and shore.    

R

 
2. The ship is securely moored.     R  
3. The agreed ship/shore communication system operative.     A    R System ………

Back up system …

4. Emergency towing-off pennants are correctly rigged and positioned.     R  
5. The ship’s fire hoses and fire-fighting equipment is positioned and ready for immediate use.     R  
6. The terminal’s fire-fighting equipment is positioned and ready for immediate use.     R  
7. The ship’s cargo and bunker hoses, pipelines and manifolds are in good condition, properly rigged and appropriate for the service intended.        
8. The terminal’s cargo and bunker hoses/arms are in good condition, properly rigged and appropriate for the service intended.        
9. The cargo transfer system is sufficiently isolated and drained to allow safe removal of blank flanges prior to connection.        
10. Scuppers and ‘save alls’ on board are effectively plugged and drip trays are in position and empty.     R  
11. Temporarily removed scupper plugs will be constantly monitored.        
12. Shore spill containment and sumps are correctly managed.     R  
13. The ship’s unused cargo and bunker connections are properly secured with blank flanges fully bolted.        
14. The terminal’s unused cargo and bunker connections are properly secured with blank flanges fully bolted.        
15. All cargo, ballast and bunker tank lids closed.        
16. Sea and overboard discharge valves, when not in use, are closed and visibly secured.        
17. All external doors, ports and windows in the accommodation, stores and machinery spaces are closed. Engine room vents may be open.     R  
18. The ship’s emergency fire control plan are located externally.       Location …………. 
Ships fitted with Inert Gas System, following should be physically checked:
Check
Ship
Terminal
Code
Remarks
19. Fixed Inert Gas System pressure and oxygen content recorders are working.    

R

 
20. All cargo tank atmospheres are at positive pressure with oxygen content of 8% or less by volume.     P    R  
 Part ‘B’ – Verbal Verification
Check Ship Terminal Code Remarks
21. The ship is ready to move under it’s own power.    

P   R

 
22. There is an effective deck watch in attendance on board and adequate supervision of operations on the ship and in the terminal.     R  
23. There are sufficient personnel on board and ashore to deal with an emergency.     R  
24. The procedure for cargo, bunker and ballast handling have been agreed.     A   R  
25. The emergency signal and shutdown procedure to be used by the ship and shore have been explained and understood.     A  
26. Material safety data sheets (MSDS) for the cargo transfer have been exchanged where requested.        
27. The hazards associated with toxic substances in the cargo being handled have been identified and understood.       H2S Content ……

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