Terminal launch runs the lines. No local tug service. If needed, tugs must be
requested from Los Angeles.
General requirements prior to arrival:
a) have anchors cleared, hose boom rigged, mooring lines laid out and deck
hose connected (if equipped).
b) Sumatran crude average temperature must be 125 deg. F on arrival.
d) Have pilot ladder rigged on starboard side.
e) Advise agent if all cargo pumps are in good operational condition and of
their best average discharge rate.
Fire Fighting Tugs
The employment of fire-fighting tugs or similar are not compulsory for
tankers during loading/discharging.
They can be located from Los Angeles Long Beach Harbour.