Ship To Ship oil transfer (STS) operation plans for oil tankers.

Oil Tankers of 150 GT and above engaged in transferring oil CARGO between vessels must have a STS operational manual onboard not later than the first annual, intermediate or renewal survey after 1 January 2011.

Application dates

According with MEPC186(59), Oil tankers of 150 GT and above engaged in oil transfer operations between ships must have a Ship To Ship operation manual onboard not later than the first annual, intermediate, or renewal survey after 1 January 2011.

Description of requirement

New requirement of MARPOL Annex I Chapter 8, is not applicable for bunkering operations and transferring operation concerning fixed or floating platforms. STS operational plans must be approved by administration or a Recognized organization by administration.

- The plans must be ship specific
- Written in vessels working language. If this is not English, then an English translation to be onboard.
- Three copies to be submitted for approval.

How We Can Help

Our company can prepare said plans according with MEPC186(59) requirements.