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January 2007

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Tanker Jetty Safety

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This book, which has relevance for crude, petroleum, LNG, LPG and chemical tankers, is designed for use by shore and jetty staff to gain an understanding of ship operations. For ship's staff, it also provides an understanding of the ship/shore interface and the nature of operations at a tanker jetty.

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This comprehensive guide to jetty practice covers:

• Ship type familiarisation
• Port/harbour and jetty appraisal
• Safe mooring management
• Jetty equipment use
• An introduction to the ship/shore safety
• Checklists
• Emergency preparedness
• Cargo operations
• Commercial and regulatory aspects.

Chapter 1 Jetty Equipment 
1.1 Pipes and Valves 
1.2 Valves 
1.3 Pipe Isolation 
1.4 Ship's Manifolds 
1.5 Other Jetty Equipment 
1.6 Intrinsic Safety 
1.7 Hoses 
1.8 Means of Access 
1.9 Mooring 
1.10 Hard Arm Fluid Transfer Equipment 
1.11 The Design and Safety of Jetties and Sea Islands 

Chapter 2 Basic Ship Information 
2.2 Regulations affecting a modern tanker 
2.3 Crude and Product Tankers 
2.4 Chemical tankers 
2.5 Liquefied Gas Carriers 
2.6 Combination Carriers 
2.7 Staff Onboard Ship 
2.8 Ship Management 

Chapetr 3 Mooring 

3.1 Mooring Forces 
3.2 Factors Affecting Load Distribution 
3.3 Mooring Equipment 
3.4 Mooring System Management 
3.5 Tugs and the safety of Tankers 

Chapter 4 Ship Arrival 
4.1 Tanker Operations and Safety Guidance 
4.2 Pre Arrival Information 
4.3 Summary of safety precautions alongside berth for all tanker types 
4.4 Ship/Shore Safety Check Lists 
4.5 Pollution Prevention Check Lists 
4.6 Shore Preparation for Loading
4.7 Vapour Emission Control 
4.8 Disconnecting After Loading 
4.9 Preparation for Discharge of the Ship 
4.10 Ship/Ship Transfer Operations 
4.11 Tank Cleaning and Gas Freeing 
4.12 Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) 
4.13 Static Electricity 
4.14 Surge Pressures 
4.15 Inert Gas Systems 

Chapter 5 Cargo Surveys and Sampling 
5.1 Cargo Surveying Procedures 
5.2 Cargo Surveying Definitions 
5.3 Early Departure Procedure 

Chapter 6 Tank Cleaning
6.1 Timing Issues 
6.2 Tank Cleaning Locations 
6.3 Tank Cleaning Methods 
6.4 Precautions 

Chapter 7 Crude Oil Washing (COW) 
7.1 History of Crude Oil Washing 
7.2 Solvent Action 
7.3 Benefits of COW 
7.4 Typical Voyage 
7.5 COW Ship Types 
7.6 The Washing Operation 

Chapter 8 Fire Fighting Facilities
8.1 Water Resources 
8.2 Fire Fighting Foam and Foam Stocks 
8.3 Auxiliary Fire Fighting Equipment 
8.4 Dry Powder 
8.5 Training 

Chapter 9 Pollution Prevention
9.1 Information 
9.2 Shipboard Oil or Pollution Emergency Plans (SOPEP) 
9.3 Dealing with a Spill 

Chapter 10 Port Appraisal 
10.1 Information 
10.2 Regulations 
10.3 In Port Navigation 
10.4 Port Services 
10.5 Tugs 
10.6 Marine Terminal 
10.7 Tidal Information 
10.8 Weather Information 
10.9 Docking and Berthing 
10.10 Sea Berth Types 

Chapter 11 Terms and Definitions 

Chapter 12 
Case Studies 



This book is published in response to an increasing number of requests for a good operational view of tanker jetties, dealing with not only the management responsibilities but also with what actually happens at the ship/shore interface.

Olaf Olsen has a Master Mariners certificate and draws on his career experience on tankers and dry cargo ships, together with considerable time in commercial ship management, in maritime education and in his work as an advisory consultant to several international maritime bodies.

Title: Tanker Jetty Safety
Number of Pages: 300
Product Code: 4357
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-327-9 (9781856093279), ISBN 10: 1-85609-327-1 (1856093271)
Published Date: January 2007
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 210 mm
Book Spine: 10 mm
Weight: 1.20 kg
Author: Olaf Olsen

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