This guide contains best practice guidance for safe and pollution-free operations on ships regulated under MARPOL Annex II (Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances). This includes oil tankers operating in accordance with Annex II when carrying chemical cargoes.
Now in its fifth edition, it contains new guidance on key safety issues and operations, including space entry, risk assessments and PPE, as well as new and improved ship/shore safety checklists. It is aligned with ISGOTT: International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals, Sixth Edition.
This fifth edition continues to provide those serving on ships carrying hazardous and noxious chemicals in bulk with up-to-date information on recognised best practice for safe and pollution-free operations on ships regulated under MARPOL Annex II (Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances). This includes oil tankers operating in accordance with Annex II when they are carrying chemical cargoes. However, its contents are also relevant to shipping companies, cargo interests, training institutes and terminal operators.
In response to feedback from users, the fifth edition is the result of further revision and updating. In order to improve access to important information, some content from the previous edition’s appendices has been incorporated into the main body of the text, which has been redrafted in the interests of improved understanding.
This edition also includes comprehensively revised checklists. Checklist questions have been redrafted and share features with those used by other comparable industries to reflect current human factors understanding. When a positive response to a question is not possible the remarks column is used to provide further explanation. For an operation to proceed all responses should either be positive, or justification in the ‘remarks’ column be sufficient to allow the operation to go ahead.