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January 2000

Code of Safe Practice for the Carriage of Cargoes and Persons by Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV Code) (E288E) (eBook)

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This Code, adopted by resolution A.863(20), provides both the operator and contractor, an international standard to avoid or reduce to a minimum the hazards that affect offshore supply vessels in their daily operation of carrying cargoes and persons from and between offshore installations.

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The Code provides for safe practice in the operation and management of OSVs when interfacing with offshore installations, and also gives practical guidance on items to be covered by a safety management systems as required by the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

CHAPTER 1            GENERAL

                1.1           Definitions

                1.2           Information and Documentation

                1.3           Communication

                1.4           Cargo Handling and Stability



                2.1           Communication

                2.2           Cargo



                3.1           General

                3.2           Communication



                4.1           General

                4.2           Mooring Requirements

                4.3           Communication

                4.4           Information and Documentation

                4.5           Personnel Transfer

                4.6           Cargo Handling


Appendix 1              Examples and types of offshore installations


Appendix 2              Colour code for hoses transferring bulk substances


Appendix 3              Interfacing activities of operators and contractors


Resolution A.863(20) – Code of Safe Practice for the Carriage of Cargoes and Persons by Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV Code)

A​​s a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.  

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: Code of Safe Practice for the Carriage of Cargoes and Persons by Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV Code) (E288E) (eBook)
Edition: 2000
Number of Pages: 14
Product Code: MM1012EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280160864, ISBN 10: 9280160869
Published Date: January 2000
Author: IMO

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