2. SAFETY AND SECURITY

2.1 General

Responsibility for the safe conduct of operation whilst a ship is alongside the PTT Tank Jetty rests jointly with the Master of the ship and the responsible Terminal Representative. Therefore, before operations it is incumbent upon both ship and shore that there is full co- operation and understanding of the safety requirement set out in the Ship/Shore Checklist which is based on safe practices widely accepted by the chemical, gas and tanker industries.

The Master is expected to adhere strictly to these requirements throughout the stay alongside the Jetty, and PTT Tank personnel will do likewise and co-operate fully with the ship in the mutual interest of safe and efficient operations.

Before the start of operations, and for time to time thereafter, for mutual safety, the Terminal Representative together with a responsible Ship Duty Officer, will make a routine inspection of the ship to ensure that the questions on the Ship/Shore Safety Checklist can be answered in the affirmative. Where corrective action is needed, the Terminal may not agree to operations commencing or, should they have been started, may require them to be stopped.

Similarly, if the Master considers is endangered by any action on the part of PTT Tank engaged staff or by any equipment under PTT Tank.s control, the Master should demand immediate cessation of operations until the situation is rectified.

Repeated checks of those items marked in the Ship/Shore Safety Checklist will be carried out by both ship and shore personnel at intervals not exceeding 4 hours.

2.2 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Minimum PPE must be complied at all times
  • Safety shoes or boots with steel-toe caps
  • Long sleeved clothing and pants
  • Chemical Resistant gloves
  • Safety Helmet
  • Life jacket when working on the jetty
  • Personnel engaged in operation are actively encourages to use PPE to fullest extent during cargo transfer, hose handling and mooring operations.

2.3 Port and Terminal Security

The terminal is surrounded by a security fence. Access is controlled via an electronic access security card. Security patrols are conducted daily and the berth fitted with CCTV cameras, which are used for monitoring proposes. The Jetty is under 24-hour camera surveillance.

2.3.1 International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code

The ISPS Code is mandatory under the international Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which came into force on 1 July 2004. The Code applies to all ships

of 500GT and above engaged on international voyages, and to all port facilities serving these ships. It requires all ship and ports to have counter-terrorist contingency plans, appoint security officers, keep security records and comply with the security requirement set out in the ISPS Code. PTT Tank Terminal is certified by Marine Department to be compliance with the ISPS Code.

Security incident is defined as any suspicious act or circumstance threatening the security of a ship or a port facility or any ship/port interface activity.

Security Level is defined as qualifications of the degree of risk that a security incident will be attempted or will occur. In line with ISPS code, the following three security levels are adopted:

Security Level 1 – Normal

The level for which minimum appropriate security protective measurements shall be maintained at all times.

Security Level 2 – Heightened

The level of which appropriate additional security measurements shall be maintained for a period of times as a result of heightened risk of a security incident.
For the jetty, this will include additional security guards and patrols with greater scrutiny of port users.

Security Level 3 – Exceptional

The level for which father additional specific security measures shall be maintained for a limited period of time when a security incident is probable or imminent, although it may not be possible to identify the specific target.

2.3.2 Actions Required at The Three Security Level
A ship is required to act upon The Security Levels set by Contracting Governments as set out below:

At Security Level 1
The following activities shall be carried out through appropriate measure on all ships, in order to identify and take prevention measures against security incidents:

a) Ensuring the performance of all ship security duties
b) Controlling access to ship
c) Controlling the embarkation of persons and their effects
d) Monitoring restricted areas to ensure that only authorized persons have access.
e) Monitoring of deck areas and area surrounding the ship.
f) Supervising the handling of cargo and ship.s stores.
g) Ensuring that security communication is readily available.

At Security Level 2
The additional protective measures, specified in the Ship Security Plan shall be implemented for each activity detailed in item 2.3.2

At Security Level 3
Further specific protective measures, specified in the Ship Security Plan shall be implemented for each activity detailed in item 2.3.2

2.3.3 Declaration of Security (DOS)
Declaration of Security (DOS) is a document on agreement reached between a Ship and either a Port Facility or another ship with it interfaces specifying the security measures each will implement.

2.3.4 DOS Requirements
Port Facility will request for DOS if:

a) The Port is operating at a higher level than the Ship.
b) There has been a request or instruction from the Contracting Government.
c) There has been a security treat involving the Ship or involving the Port Facility.
d) A security incident has occurred involving the Ship and the Port Facility.
e) The Ship is not ISPS compliance that there is no Ship Security Plan and no Ship Security Officer.

DOS shall be completed by:

a) The Master or The Ship Security Officer (SSO) on behalf of the Ship and
b) The Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) or appointed shore representative

2.4 Personnel and Vehicular Access

On arrival alongside, the Master should provide the Terminal Representative with crew list and details of any visitors expected during the port stay. The Jetty is a 24-hour exclusion zone to unauthorized people. It is an offence to access landside, waterside and ship- restricted zones without authority.

Agents, surveyors or those who intend to come on board ship must attend our Safety Orientation Training to get Entry Permit Card in advance (Safety Orientation Training is generally held weekly every Tuesday and Thursday between 0900-1200hrs.)

Training application must be submitted to our PFSO in advance.

Note: All visitors, to enter the terminal of Jetty areas, must be approved by the Terminal Management Team and escorted.

Crew change will only be permitted if the ship agent informs the terminal at least 24 hours in advance notice. Ship crews are encouraged to embark or disembark from ship.s seaward side.

Due to security reason and also to minimize movement of other activities except for cargo operations, ship.s agent is not allowed to arrange crew change and shore leave through the terminal whilst the ship is alongside at berth at PTT Tank Jetty, except in case where immediate medical treatment is required.

No person who appears to be in an intoxicated condition will be allowed on PTT Tank Terminal.

Except approved car, vehicular access is not allowed in this terminal.