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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON STS

This guide is produced to provide answers to questions associated with the required knowledge of tanker operators and their Masters/Officers for STS Operations.

It is almost five years since the ratification of MARPOL Annex I Chapter 8. It was introduced by the IMO to assist in the prevention oil pollution during ship-to-ship (STS) operations. The legislation has inevitably resulted in greater requirements being imposed and made Ship-to-Ship (STS) Operations more complicated for tanker operators. For example, the need for STS Plan is an additional requirement to an area that is already well governed by OCIMF rules and regulations.

MARPOL Annex I Chapter 8 requires the integration of the the STS plan with the Shipowner's Safety Management System (SMS) and thus will be opened to scrutiny in the event of an incident and subsequent legal actions.

A tanker operator STS responsibility is not only defined by the existence of an STS plan, they have to take a justified approach that takes into account commercial and safety considerations.

Clyde & Co in co-operation with DYNAMARINe will produce within 2014 a FAQ guide on STS with as many answers as possible.

Through this web page you have the ability to be part of it. !!!!

 

DOWNLOAD the draft Guide issued on May 2014 which includes 26 questions. To do so you will have to be a registered user with onlineSTS.net.

 

SAMPLE QUESTIONS INCLUDED IN THE GUIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY NEW QUESTIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED

On a weekly basis new questions will be announced through this page. In case you want to be part of the guide and comment on the provided answers please register with onlinests.net

CONTACTS

DYNAMARINe
Alexandros Glykas, Stelios Perissakis, Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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