Smoking is prohibited at all times on the weather deck of tank
vessels while in the Statia Terminals Manoeuvring area. Additionally,
smoking is prohibited in accommodation and machinery spaces except in areas
designated for this purpose and jointly approved, in writing by the tanker
Master and the Pilot/Mooring Master.
Portable electric lights are not permitted on the weather deck of
tankers at Statia Terminals. Depending on location, only vapour-proof or
explosion-proof lights, approved for use in hazardous locations are
Portable electrical equipment is not permitted on deck and all
cables used with this equipment must be disconnected and removed from
After a tanker is moored to the SPM, all radar and HF radio
transmitting antennas must be switched off and secured. Prior to normal
departure from the SPM and with prior approval from Statia Terminals, radar
antennas may be activated.
If a vessel is equipped with an impressed current cathodic
protection system, it must be turned off while the vessel is moored to the
Only regulatory approved equipment certified for use in a
hazardous location is permitted.
Portable Radio Transceiver
Only intrinsically safe portable radio transceivers are permitted
on weather decks.
Door and Ports In Accommodations
All doors, ports, and openings in the accommodations spaces must
be kept closed and secured during cargo and ballast operations.
Accommodation Space Ventilation
Ventilation or air conditioning systems must be operated to
prevent the admission of flammable gas or vapour to enclosed spaces.
Mooring hawsers must be continuously observed by vessel personnel
to ensure that the tanker is in proper position in relation to the SPM.
The tanker Master will inspect and ensure that bunker hoses are
in good condition and fit for intended use.
Unused Cargo Connections
Unused cargo and bunker connections will be blanked.
Stern Discharge Line
Vessels fitted with stern discharge line(s) will ensure that the
line is blanked forward of the after accommodation.
(Ref. ICS/OCIMF Publication "Prevention of Oil Spillages
Through Pumproom Sea Valves") All sea chests or overboard discharge
lines connect to cargo pumps or vessel bilge systems must have valves
closed and secured while the vessel is in the Statia Terminals Manoeuvring
area. Vessel ballasting requirements that need cargo pumps or cargo system
sea chests cannot be opened or operated without prior knowledge of the
Scuppers will be plugged and will not be removed until the vessel
is clear of the Statia Terminals Manoeuvring area. Plugs temporarily
removed to allow accumulated rain water to be drained must be attended and
used to ensure that no oil on deck is allowed to enter the water.
Statia Terminals will supply the Pilot/Mooring Master and Chief
Mate of the tanker with intrinsically safe portable radio transceivers so
that communication can be maintained between the ship and Statia Terminals.
Cargo Tank Lids
Prior to entering the Statia Terminals Manoeuvring area, all tank
tips, ullage openings, gauging and sighting ports must be closed and
Ullage ports will be protected at all times, whether open or
closed, by well fitted, defect free flame screens of an approved wire gauge
size and construction.
Fire fighting equipment will be kept in readiness at all times
while the vessel is in the Statia Terminals Manoeuvring Area. Vessel fire
hoses will be uncoiled and laid out one (1) forward, one (1) midships and
one (1) aft. Fire monitors in the same locations may be substituted for
hoses. Two (2) dry chemical portable fire extinguishers must be made
available at the cargo manifold.
All tankers must be fitted with IMO Assembly Resolution A535 (13)
described emergency towing equipment forward and aft, consisting of a
strong point and towing chain, and this equipment must be deployed and
accessible for immediate connection while a tanker is in the Statia
Terminals Manoeuvring area.
Main propulsion equipment will be kept ready and the vessel
suitably trimmed at all times so that a short notice departure from the
mooring can be effected. At no time can the main propulsion machinery or
steering be disabled for any reason.
Non-segregated ballast systems that require the use of cargo
system pumps, sea chests, or piping systems cannot be used unless pipelines
have been drained back an the pump is operating with a suction prior to
opening any sea chest valves.
Gas freeing of tanks is not permitted while the vessel is in the
Statia Terminals Manoeuvring area.
Pilot and accommodation ladders will be kept rigged, well
lighted, and tended as the discharge/loading progresses.
No repair or maintenance work that involves risk of ignition
shall be undertaken while the vessel is in the Statia Terminals Manoeuvring
area without prior permission from the Statia Terminals Manager.
Boiler Tube Cleaning
Boiler tubes must not be cleaned while the vessel is in the
Statia Terminals Manoeuvring area and all diesel engine exhausts must be
fitted with spark arresting mufflers.
Fire Emergency Signal
In the event of fire, the vessel will sound a continuous long
blast of the whistle while ringing of the tanker's fire alarm bell.
Suspension of Loading
In the event that any of the foregoing Safety Regulations are not
observed, or other danger is believed to exist by cargo supervising
personnel, Statia Terminals is authorised to suspend all cargo operations.
Tankers are at all times to be in compliance with applicable Solas and IMO
The tanker Master has the right to shutdown operations in the event he
feels Statia Terminals controlled operations are unsafe, provided that
prior and adequate notification is given to the Pilot/Mooring Master and
Statia Terminal Control Room.