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STS STATUS SURVEY

What is the STS STATUS?

The STS STATUS is a certificate that describes the level of vessel compliance with IMO regulations and industry best practices for Ship to Ship transfer operations. It is a gap analysis survey that includes information on the following:

  • Condition on Vessel gear
  • Adapted policies and procedures and
  • Crew training & preparedness.

What are the benefits of the STS STATUS?

The benefits from this survey are outlined below:

  1. The technical operator receives an unbiased confirmation for vessel compliance with latest industry practices;
  2. Senior Officers receive a training on board with actual case studies and material associated with crew facilitation and preparedness in STS operations.
  3.  The STS STATUS may be used as a commercial justification for vessel readiness and compliance.
  4. STS STATUS is a mean of quality beyond minimum requirements and therefore supports further the reputation of prudent technical operators.
  5. You minimize your risk at ship to ship transfer operations.

 

        

 

What is the deliverable of the STS STATUS?

The STS STATUS includes a physical inspection of the vessel as well as a training to senior officers. The outcome of the physical survey is reflected through the STS STATUS certificate.

After the completion of the survey, a training is being delivered to senior officers with respect to procedures and best practices. The training focuses on IMO requirements (Manual on oil pollution, section 1, prevention, chapter 6) and latest OCIMF STS guidelines. The concept of the training focuses on the human element, assessment of STS equipment, the Joint Plan, best practices during mooring operations, and presentation of case studies with past incidents and post investigation.

Attending officers receive a certificate of training for their records, issued by DYNAMARINe ACADEMY as certified by ABS.

Ships that are inspected for the STS STATUS receive also 12 months of free subscription to the OSIS (online STS Information System) for the purpose of registering post STS feedback and STS records. Technical operators receive online access to their STS statistics and KPI’s.

 

What are the sections of an STS STATUS?

The STS STATUS is the outcome from a physical inspection on board a vessel and includes the following sections:

  • GENERAL INFORMATION
  • STATUTORY COMPLIANCE
  • HUMAN ELEMENT
  • EQUIPMENT
  • PROCEDURES

All sections include 41 individual elements which are audited during the physical inspection.

 

      

 

Who may request the survey for the STS STATUS?

Requests for STS STATUS survey are only received by ship owners or their technical operators. 

 

How can you request an STS STATUS survey?

Contact DYNAMARINe to place your STS STATUS survey request. Upon receipt of your order relevant information and the survey procedure will be released to your good company. Your master will receive thorough guidelines on the requested information and plans that that will be evidenced on board the vessel.

 

How long does it take to complete an STS STATUS survey?

STS STATUS survey & training will be completed within 6-8 hours after embarkation of the surveyor. It is feasible to perform the survey during an actual STS operation.

 

Further Information

For further information, offers and requests to email you a sample STS STATUS, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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