LPG carriers/product tankers/Obo carriers

The Master will report ETA via the ship's agent at least 72 hours prior to arrival. This ETA must be confirmed 48, 24 and 12 hours prior to arrival. There Master will thereafter report any changes in the ETA.

The 72-hour ETA must include the following information:


Please use the following updated pre arrival 72 hrs notification for all vessels calling Kårstø, please note point 8 with a new limitation of H2S.


If the vessels arriving has vapor exceeding 10ppm H2S they must reduce their tank atmosphere pre arrival to meet this requirement.

The 72-hour ETA must include the following information:

All vessels for any call:

1. Vessel’s name, call sign and flag.

2. Does the vessel satisfy the requirements in the Statoil questionnaire? Yes/No.

3. Last port of call.

4. Firm ETA Kvitsoy pilot station (local time).

5. Cargo reference number (contact agents if unknown).

6. State product(s) and quantity to be loaded.

7. State last three cargoes carried (if NH3, a gas return is not permitted).

8. Confirmation that tank atmosphere contains maximum 10 ppm H2S.

9. Potable water required? Available at a loading rate of 20 t/h.

10. State garbage quantity to be delivered to shore via email:


11. Estimated sailing draft.

12. Vessel’s loading rate per Manifold.

13. Does the vessel accept early departure procedure (EDP)?

      Possible protests can be sent via the agent to the terminal after departure via telex/fax/e-mail

14. Is the vessel approved according to the ISPS code? (from 01.07.04).

      Please state vessel’s current ISPS level.

15. Does the vessel comply with the requirements for ballast exchange as stated in the convention

       for the control and management of ship’s ballast water and sediments ? Yes/No.

16. Manifold configuration (location and number of connections).

17. Manifold elevation above waterline on arrival and in loaded condition.

18. Manifold fittings, flange sizes, ASA/DIN/BSS, and the quality of reducers/spools.

19. Is the vessel fitted with bow thrusters and are they operational? Yes/No


Additional for LPG carriers:

20. State of cargo tanks (liquid/vapor temperature and pressure).

21. Is purging, gas-freeing or cool-down necessary in port? If yes, state which.

       NB: purging, gas-freeing and cool-down must be carried out at the anchorage.

       For further details, please contact agent.

22. If more than one grade is to be loaded, include the cargo distribution plan, i.e. which tanks are to be used for each grade, the manifold configuration and which connections are to be used for each grade. State whether two grades can be loaded simultaneously. If only one grade will be loaded at a time, advise which grade is to be loaded first.


Additional for crude/product tankers and Obo carriers:

23. Is the vessel’s inert gas plant in operational condition, and are cargo tanks inerted to a maximum

      of eight per cent oxygen by volume on arrival? Yes/no (product tankers and Obo carriers).

24. The vessel must arrive with an overpressure of at least 500 mm WS and max 550 mm WS in its

       cargo tanks (Obo carriers).

25. All Obo and product vessels must be in accordance with OCIMF standards for cargo manifolds.

26. If the vessel’s cargo tanks to be used for loading operations contains vapor from the last cargo

      Which could result in nuisance for the environment including but not limited to strong odor ,the

 vessel must purge and change atmosphere in the cargo tanks before arrival at Kårstø. If the vessel   fails to comply with this regulation the Plant reserves its rights to stop the loading operation and send the vessel from the jetty for ship owners cost.

 Procedures for vessels Calling at the Coaster/Ro-Ro Jetty

Coasters must notify their ETA 12 hours in advance. The contact person at the plant must be specified in this notification. The ships must contact the Kaarstoe Harbour Office for berthing insturctions on VHF ch. 11 not later than 30 minutes prior to arrival.


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