Tank truck to marine vessel - Oil transfer
Table of Content
- About This Manual
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Regulations and Guidelines
- 3. Responsibilities
- 4. Oil Transfer Locations
- 5. Tank Trucks
- 6. Static Discharge Protection
- 7. Nozzles
- 8. Transfer Hoses
- 9. Receiving Vessels
- 10. Contingency Planning
- 11. Operating Procedures
- Appendix A: Fuel transfer safety checklist
- Appendix B: BC Coastal marina contingency plan
This section. addresses the responsibilities of the driver and marine representative during an oil transfer operation.
An oil transfer must not take place if any of the responsible parties are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. No exceptions.
The driver is ultimately responsible for the decision to carry out the oil transfer operation since he has care and control the product from loading to delivery. The driver must demonstrate due diligence by making sure that the equipment and operating procedures meet the high level required for safety and environmental protection.
The driver has the authority and the responsibility to cease operations if an unsafe condition exists.
The driver's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Ensure the truck and all related oil transfer equipment is in good condition, meeting all legal requirements
- Ensure the land-site location of the oil transfer is suitable and that permission to carry out the transfer operation has been granted by the property owner
For more information, see the Oil Transfer Locations section of this document.
- An acceptable contingency plan exists
For more information, see the Contingency Planning section of this document
- The vessel's available oil tank capacity (ullage) has been determined by the marine representative and agreed on by the driver.
- The driver and marine representative agree on the unit of volume measurement being used (imperial gallons, litres).
- The pre-transfer checklist has been completed with the marine representative
For more information on the oil transfer safety checklist, see Appendix A at the end of this document.
- The marine representative has given assurance that their responsibilities have been met
- An effective communication system between the driver and marine representative is in place
- The driver remains at the truck, maintaining control of the oil discharge throughout the operation
- Any spillage from the truck system is responded to and reported in accordance with the truck's contingency plan and applicable legislation
- Any other Company-specific requirements, such as taking samples, are carried out.
The driver is not to carry out the operation unless the marine representative is fully involved, carrying out his or her responsibilities. By carrying out an unattended operation the driver assumes full responsibility for the actions.
3.2 Marine Representative
Responsibilities of the marine representative are similar to those of the driver. The representative must attend all deliveries and is responsible to ensure the following:
- Ensure that the vessel and its tank filling system are in good condition, meeting all legal requirements
- The vessel is securely moored at an acceptable location, and, if required, the local authority has been notified
- Where required, an acceptable contingency plan exists
- The pre-transfer checklist has been completed with the driver
- An effective communication system is in place
- Scuppers are plugged
- Control is maintained throughout the operation
- The hose and nozzle are properly secured at the fill connection
- The tank capacity is constantly monitored to prevent overfilling
- The vessel's tank vents are monitored to ensure they are not a source of spillage
- Any spillage on board the vessel, or originating from the vessel is reported and responded to in accordance with vessel requirements and regulations.
The above list of marine representative responsibilities is not an exhaustive list.
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