Tank truck to marine vessel - Oil transfer

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9. Receiving Vessels

This section addresses most types of oil transfers from tank trucks into marine-based storage.

For an official definition of "Vessel", see the "Glossary" in the "About this Manual" section of this document.

9.1 Trained Receivers

The marine representative may not be familiar with his or her responsibilities regarding the safe operating procedures required for oil transfer.

Because of the importance of the marine representative's role in spill safety, prevention and response, drivers must be aware of the risks associated with delivering to untrained marine representatives.

Before making any delivery the driver must ensure that the marine representative receives instructions and understands their responsibilities.

For more information, see the "Responsibilities" section in this document.

9.2 Vessel Refueling Information

Before making the delivery it may be helpful for the driver to have a clear understanding of the pertinent features of the vessel. Before arranging for the delivery, the marine representative should provide the driver with the following information:

9.3 Pleasure Craft

Drivers should not refuel pleasure craft from tank trucks for the following reasons:

9.4 Permanently-Mounted Tanks On Vessels

Vessels carrying oil as cargo in permanently mounted tanks must meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations under the Canada Shipping Act.

9.5 Portable Tanks On Vessels

Portable tanks on vessels are regulated under the International Marine Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code and must comply with the Canada Shipping Act (CSA).

In addition to these requirements, the driver should ensure the tanks have the following:

9.6 Containment

The size of the containment basin is set out in the Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations (CSA), and depends on the diameter of the delivery hose:

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