INTERTANKO A Guide for Correct Entries in the Oil Record Book (Part I – Machinery space ops), 3rd Edition

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March 2014


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INTERTANKO A Guide for Correct Entries in the Oil Record Book (Part I – Machinery space ops), 3rd Edition

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This publication addresses the increasing problems of ships being detained and fined due to equipment malfunction. It also provides guidance on the management of oil-water separators in the engine room. It includes a significant number of relevant amendments, agreed by the IMO, which are required due to revision of Annex 1 of MARPOL 73/78, and due to guidelines that have a direct impact on correct entries in the Oil Record Book.

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This publication addresses the increasing problems of ships being detained and fined due to equipment malfunction. It also provides guidance on the management of oil-water separators in the engine room.

 

It includes a significant number of relevant amendments, agreed by the IMO, which are required due to revision of Annex 1 of MARPOL 73/78, and due to guidelines that have a direct impact on correct entries in the Oil Record Book. It covers:

(a) instructions and interpretations on how to properly record all related operations

(b) a list of operations to be recorded

(c) frequently found failures or mistakes

(d) detailed examples for all related operations.

CONTENTS

 

1. FOREWORD

 

2. PREFACE

2.1 Scope of the Guide

2.2 Objectives of the Guide

2.3 Introduction to operational procedures

2.4 Responsibilities for shore and shipboard personnel

 

3. ITEMS TO BE RECORDED

3.1 Introductory notes

3.2 List of items to be recorded, interpretations and clarifications

 

4. DETAILED EXAMPLES FOR RELATED OPERATIONS BUNKERING

4.1 Bunkering of Fuel

4.2 Bunkering of lubricating oil in bulk

 

OILY BILGE WATER HANDLING

4.3 Pumping of bilge water from engine-room bilges to an oily bilge water holding tank holding tank

4.4 Discharge of bilge water through the 15 ppm bilge separator taking suction from oily bilge water holding tank

4.5 Discharge of bilge water through the 15 ppm bilge separator taking suction from engine room bilge wells

4.6 Disposal of bilge water from oily bilge water holding tank to shore reception facilities

4.7 Transfer (disposal) of bilge water from oily bilge water holding tank to slop tank

 

SLUDGE HANDLING

4.8 Weekly recording of the contents of oil residue (sludge) tanks

4.9 Oil residues (sludge) collected by manual operation in oil residue (sludge) tank

4.10 Transfer of sludge between oil residue (sludge) tanks

4.11 Draining of settled water from an oil residue (sludge) tank to an oily bilge water holding tank

4.12 Heating of oil residue (sludge) as a method of reducing its volume by evaporation

4.13 Sludge incineration

4.14 Sludge disposal to port reception facilities

4.15 Transfer (disposal) of sludge from oil residue (sludge) tank to slop tank

 

OTHER OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES

4.16a Failure of the 15 ppm bilge separator, 15 ppm bilge alarm or automatic stopping device

4.16b Sealing of 15 ppm bilge separator overboard valve when the separator has failed

4.17a When proper operation of the 15 ppm bilge separator, 15 ppm bilge alarm or automatic stopping device has been restored

4.17b Breaking of seal of the 15 ppm bilge separator overboard valve when the operation of the separator has been restored

4.18 Missed operational entry

4.19 De-bunkering of fuel oil (in case of out-of-spec fuel)

 

5. ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATIONS

6. AUTHORS’ REFERENCES

INTERTANKO is a forum where the industry meets, policies are discussed and best practice developed. It is a valuable source of first-hand information, opinions and guidance. INTERTANKO stands for safe transport, cleaner seas and free competition.

Title: INTERTANKO A Guide for Correct Entries in the Oil Record Book (Part I – Machinery space ops), 3rd Edition
Edition: Third
Number of Pages: 28
Product Code: WS1390K
Published Date: March 2014
Weight: 0.20 kg
Author: Intertanko

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