Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals), 5th Edition (eBook)

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January 2021

Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals), 5th Edition (eBook)

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The ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) is the standard reference work for chemical tankers. Now in its fifth edition, the Guide provides chemical tanker operators and crew with up-to-date best practice guidance for safe and pollution-free operations on chemical tankers and oil tankers carrying chemical cargoes in accordance with MARPOL Annex II.

The fifth edition contains valuable new guidance on key safety issues and operations, is aligned with ISGOTT: International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals, Sixth Edition and provides new and improved ship/shore safety checklists. It should be carried on all chemical tankers and should be readily accessible by anyone involved in the carriage of chemicals on ships, including ship operators, cargo interests, training institutes and terminal operators.

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The ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) is the standard reference work for chemical tankers. Now in its fifth edition, the Guide provides chemical tanker operators and crew with up-to-date 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 they are carrying chemical cargoes.

 

NEW IN THE FIFTH EDITION

 

* Expanded guidance on key safety issues including enclosed space entry, risk assessments and PPE.
* New and improved ship/shore safety checklists, to help ship and terminal crew complete important safety checks efficiently.
* Aligned with ISGOTT: International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals, Sixth Edition.

 

The Guide should be carried on all chemical tankers and should be readily accessible by anyone involved in the carriage of chemicals on ships, including ship operators, cargo interests, training institutes and terminal operators.

Chapter 1 Hazards and Properties of Chemicals

1.1 Introduction
1.2 Physical Properties
1.3 Flammability
1.4 Static Electricity
1.5 Toxicity
1.6 Reactivity
1.7 Corrosive Substances
1.8 Hazardous Cargo Information

 

Chapter 2 General Precautions

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Moorings
2.3 Emergency Towing-off Pennants (Fire Wires)
2.4 Access to the Ship
2.5 Warning Notices
2.6 Effects of Other Ships and Berths
2.7 Weather Precautions
2.8 Machinery Spaces
2.9 Pressure Surges
2.10 Pumprooms and Enclosed Spaces
2.11 Ship’s Readiness to Move
2.12 Helicopter Operations
2.13 Communication Equipment
2.14 Hot Work
2.15 Cold Work
2.16 Mechanically Powered Tools
2.17 Hand Tools

 

Chapter 3 Safety Management, Training and PPE

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Implementing a Safety Culture
3.3 The ISM Code
3.4 Company Responsibility
3.5 Safety Information for Shore Personnel
3.6 Outside Contractors
3.7 Risk Assessments
3.8 Safe Operations
3.9 Incident Investigations
3.10 Crew Resources
3.11 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

 

Chapter 4 Regulatory Framework

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Regulatory Guidelines
4.3 IMO MARPOL Regulations
4.4 IMO International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)
4.5 Inert Gas Requirements for Chemical Carriers
4.6 IMO Ballast Water Convention

 

Chapter 5 Ship and Equipment

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Cargo Tanks
5.3 Monitoring Equipment
5.4 Atmosphere Monitoring
5.5 Cargo Pumps
5.6 Piping Systems and Valves
5.7 Cargo Manifold
5.8 Venting Systems and P/V Valves
5.9 Vapour Return Systems
5.10 Heating and Cooling Systems
5.11 Tank Washing Systems
5.12 Gas Freeing Equipment
5.13 Inert Gas Systems
5.14 Cargo Hoses
5.15 Electrical Equipment and Installations in Hazardous Areas
5.16 Ballast Pumprooms
5.17 Openings in Deckhouses and Superstructures

 

Chapter 6 Cargo Operations

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Responsibility
6.3 Planning Cargo Operations
6.4 Preparation for Cargo Operations
6.5 Port Arrival Procedures
6.6 Monitoring Cargo Operations
6.7 Cargo Transfer Operations
6.8 Cargo Care During the Voyage
6.9 Ship-to-Ship Transfer

 

Chapter 7 Inert Gas and Nitrogen Safety

7.1 Introduction
7.2 Dangers of Nitrogen
7.3 Safe Operations Involving Nitrogen
7.4 Inerting Operations

 

Chapter 8 Tank Cleaning and Gas Freeing

8.1 Introduction
8.2 Procedures and Arrangements Manual
8.3 Supervision and Preparation
8.4 Cargo Tank Washing and Cleaning
8.5 Special Cleaning Methods
8.6 Monitoring Tank Cleaning Operations
8.7 Arrangements for the Disposal of Tank Washings and Slops
8.8 Tank Cleaning in Port
8.9 Tank Cleaning Equipment
8.10 Ventilation of Cargo Residues
8.11 Gas Freeing

 

Chapter 9 Entry into Enclosed Spaces

9.1 Introduction
9.2 Hazards
9.3 Atmosphere in Enclosed Spaces
9.4 Requirements for Enclosed Space Entry
9.5 Testing before Entry
9.6 Enclosed Space Entry
9.7 Work in Enclosed Spaces
9.8 Entry into an Enclosed Space where the Atmosphere is Known or Suspected to be Unsafe
9.9 Rescue from Cargo Tanks and Other Enclosed Spaces
9.10 Atmosphere Monitoring of Deck Areas

 

Chapter 10 Emergency Procedures

10.1 Introduction
10.2 Emergency Organisation
10.3 Firefighting Equipment
10.4 Responding to Emergencies
10.5 Other Emergencies
10.6 Notification of Spillage
10.7 Exposure to Chemicals
10.8 First Aid and Further Care

 

Appendices

Appendix A – Visitor Information Card
Appendix B – Ship/Shore Safety Checklist
Appendix C – Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Appendix D – Certificate of Protection
Appendix E – Enclosed Space Entry Permit
Appendix F – PPE Matrix
Appendix G – Relevant Industry Publications

 

The first edition of the ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) was published in 1971. Revisions to subsequent editions of the Guide have established it as the standard reference work for chemical tankers, taking particular account of the need for chemical tankers to comply with IMO regulations.

 

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.

 

This edition has removed the separate extensive guidance that used to be part of the checklists. Instead, checklist items now include references to sections in the main body of text that provide relevant guidance for those particular items.

 

Reflecting that serious enclosed space accidents unfortunately continue to occur, primarily due to a failure to follow established procedures, the previous edition provided updated and improved guidance on this most important safety topic. This text has been retained with little change in this fifth edition that continues to have separate chapters dedicated to enclosed space entry precautions and to the correct use of nitrogen as an inerting medium.

 

The Guide uses yellow coloured text boxes to summarise and highlight key safety issues. Although readers should pay particular attention to the guidance in the yellow boxes, it should be understood that these only serve to amplify the main text. A full and careful reading of all guidance on the subject is essential in order to achieve a comprehensive understanding.

 

The Guide deals primarily with operational matters and best safety practices. It does not make recommendations on the construction or maintenance of chemical carriers or their equipment: such standards are set by IMO, national administrations and classification societies. Likewise, the Guide does not address the operation of specific items of equipment or their repair. However, in some cases general reference is made to these matters as well as to relevant regulations.

 

It is recommended that a copy of this Guide be used on board all chemical tankers, which should also have on board the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT) with which this Guide is compatible and which should also be consulted, especially whenever oil cargoes are carried. This compatibility will provide consistent safe guidance and minimise the increasing burden associated with audits and vetting inspections. This Guide is also a companion to the ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas).

 

It should be noted that this Guide is not intended to address commercial matters such as tank cleaning standards, cargo quality maintenance or equipment performance, which (consistent with IMO regulations) may be determined by industrial practices and the requirements of cargo owners.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for the shipping industry, representing shipowners and operators in all sectors and trades.

ICS membership comprises national shipowners' associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world's merchant tonnage.

Established in 1921, ICS is concerned with all technical, legal, employment affairs and policy issues that may affect international shipping.

ICS represents shipowners with the various intergovernmental regulatory bodies that impact on shipping, including the
International Maritime Organization

ICS also develops best practices and guidance, including a wide range of
publications and free resources that are used by ship operators globally.

Title: Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals), 5th Edition (eBook)
Edition: Fifth
Number of Pages: 303
Product Code: IT103624
ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-913997-00-7
Published Date: January 2021
Author: International Chamber of Shipping

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