Chemical Tankers: A Pocket Safety Guide (eBook)

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January 2013


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Chemical Tankers: A Pocket Safety Guide (eBook)

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This pocket-sized book covers basic tanker safety practices for crew serving on, or about to serve on, chemical tankers. It provides a useful introduction to tanker practice, terminology and standards.

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The ISM Code sets standards for companies SMS and operating manuals. When you are on board a chemical tanker you must closely follow these standards. This book is an addition to them, not an alternative.

 

The owner, operator, Master, senior officers and everybody on board your ship have a duty to comply with good and proper chemical tanker practice.

 

As a crew member on a chemical tanker, this book will help you with the basics, and the first part of the book looks at the ships and the kind of cargoes they carry. Whereas the rest of the book looks in more detail at the specific hazards and the safety-based responses to them.

 

You are encouraged to use this book as an introduction to chemical tanker safety and you should seek more information and detail on the various contents of this book. If you are still unsure about any aspect you should ask an officer or other member of the ship’s crew.

Contents

Introduction

The Main Message

Glossary

Bibliography

 

1 The Ships

Ship Types

Cargo Tank Types

 

2 Hazards of Chemical Cargoes 

Corrosive Cargoes

Flammable Cargoes

The Hazards of Nitrogen

Toxic and Poisonous Cargoes

Reactive Cargoes

Vegetable and Animal Oils

 

3 Personal Safety 

Induction

Familiarisation

The Ship Safety Officer

 

4 Fire Hazards 

Climate Conditions and Vapour Eddies

Personal Habits and Equipment

Shipboard Portable Electrical Devices

Maintenance, Tools and Equipment

Static Electricity

 

5 Flammable and Toxic Vapour and Gases 

 

6 Enclosed Spaces 

 

7 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBD)

Personal Gas Detection Devices

 

8 Safety Systems and Responding to Emergencies 

Safety Management Systems (SMS)

 

9 Safety Inspections

This book will provide the basic introduction and familiarisation to chemical tanker practice, terminology and standards for personnel with little or no experience.

 

The International Safety Management (ISM) Code sets standards for your company’s safety management system (SMS) and operating manuals. When you are on board a chemical tanker you must closely follow these standards. This book is an addition to them, not an alternative.

 

The owner, operator, Master, senior officers and everybody on board your ship have a duty to comply with good and proper chemical tanker practice.

 

As a crew member on a chemical tanker, you are encouraged to seek further information and detail on the contents of this book. In particular, you should review the International Regulations, Codes and Industry Guides as outlined in the Bibliography.

 

When reading this book you may find words that are new to you, so at the beginning there is a glossary of technical terms. You should refer to this if you are uncertain about meanings. If you are still unsure, ask an officer or other member of the ship’s crew.

 

After the glossary, the first part of the book looks at the ships and

the kind of cargoes they carry.

 

The rest of the book looks in more detail at the specific hazards and the safety-based responses to them.

 

This is a ‘back to basics’ guide on chemical tanker practice

 

The Main Message

 

Not all of the cargoes carried on chemical tankers are hazardous. However, most do have some level of safety and/or pollution hazard connected with them.

 

The hazards are real and can be significant.

 

The marine industry fully recognises this and, through design, regulation and good management, it has controlled or removed many of the hazards.

 

It is your responsibility to understand what is required of you in terms of operational and general safety practices while on board.

 

This book will help you exercise the necessary care and you will find that a great deal of it is common sense, not specialist knowledge.

 

It will tell you about the risks.

It will explain how to avoid them.

It will tell you what you should do if a problem arises.

 

But

 

It will not and cannot do your thinking for you.

It cannot make you take time and care unless you have already decided to do so.

It cannot take the place of your own common sense.

 

Take care and take time. If you are unsure, ask an officer or other member of the ship’s crew.

CDI

The CDI is a chemical industry organization, incorporated under the law of the Netherlands as the Stichting Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) and operates as a non-profit making foundation.

CDI is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of seven individuals nominated by the participating chemical companies. The Board of Directors establishes policy and is responsible for overall affairs of the foundation. Individual Executive Boards are elected to oversee and direct the staff managing day to day activities for the Marine, Terminals and Marine Packed Cargo Schemes.

https://www.cdi.org.uk/Introduction.aspx

Title: Chemical Tankers: A Pocket Safety Guide (eBook)
Edition: Second
Number of Pages: 72
Product Code: WS1380EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-570-9 (9781856095709), ISBN 10: 1-85609-570-3 (1856095703)
Published Date: January 2013
Author: Chemical Distribution Institute

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