Our past experience in STS Operations deals with due diligence procedures and Polices developed on the basis of OCIMF/ICS/SIGTTO and best marine practice.
Our STS Plan is developed on the basis of IMO resolution 186 (59). Recently the new OCIMF STS guidelines were published. It is a commercial requirement to have the requirements of the new guidelines reflected in your STS Plan since in the STS clause of your charter party the "Latest OCIMF" guidelines are mentioned.
Within the Plan the following topics are included:
The fender selection in the STS Plan is customized on each vessel according to her characteristics and results are presented on a tabular basis. Thus, the master will be able to perform a quick calculation as well a quick confirmation on the fender selection made by the STS Operator.
Tabular data with the available Fenders are enclosed in our STS Plan. The fender selection policy takes into account the fender performance data provided by the manufactures and also takes into account any future developments on fender types.
There are in total 7 Mandatory Forms included in our STS Plan and also another 9 optional forms on a subject basis. The STS Plan is also supported by a training DVD addressed to the Mariners with Issues related to the new regulation and Procedures. Finally, the plan comes with a second folder in order for the crew to place the completed forms.
The STS Plan will be delivered after obtaining the approval from the flag administration or authorized recognized organizations.
The hardcopy plan is presented with a high quality customized folder. A copy of the Plan will also be delivered to the Managers.
Existing plans have been approved by the FLAG or RO on the basis of requirements of IMO MEPC 186(59). There is no statutory requirement to revise the STS Plans; however there is a commercial requirement that is supported by the following arguments: