8. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

8.1 Vessel Vetting Requirement

8.1.1 Vetting Policy

Positive vetting is strongly required for all tankers before being accepted by PTT Tank Terminal.

8.1.2 Objectives

Quality assurance of tanker which charterer/or employment or operating related with PTT Group business. The system plays a crucial role in limiting:

  • Harm to people or environment
  • Damage to PTT Group reputation
  • Financial claim to PTT Group business

8.1.3 Vessel Nomination Process

Step 1 Vessel Nomination Application (by Requestor)  
Step 2 Physically Screening (by PTT Tank Terminal Representative)
Step 3 Evaluations [Vetting] (by PTT Group Vetting Team)
Step 4 Final Approvals (by PTT Tank Terminal Representative)

8.1.4 Requirements on validating of SIRE report

  • Only SIRE report is acceptable.
  • Only „Fresh SIRE. report will be taken into our consideration.
  • Only inspection during transfer operation is considered adequate to review.
  • Other OCIMF member inspection reports which posted and available in SIRE
    database will be maximum 6 months given of validity.
  • SIRE report which conducted by PTT Group Inspector may be provided up to 12 months maximum validity as long as there is no other „Fresh Report. conducted by other OCIMF members. If other OCIMF member report available, only the latest report will be taken into our consideration.
  • New inspection is strongly required when:
    1. Completion of dry dock
    2. Change of management
    3. Any incident and/or casualty occurs
    4. Poor port state control report i.e. detention or unsatisfactory inspection

8.2 Smoking

Smoking is strictly prohibited in the berth area and on board ships alongside PTT Tank Terminal except in those spaces on board that are specifically designed by the Master and Terminal Representative as „Smoking Area.. PTT Tank Terminal reserves the right, to prohibit smoking, at any times, in any place on board a ship and adjacent to the jetty.

8.3 Use of Matches and Lighters

Under no circumstance are members of the ship.s crew allowed to carry matches, lighters, inflammable liquid or other similar sources of ignition while within the jetty area. The use of matches is allowed only in designated areas and not the open deck.

8.4 Drug and Alcohol Policy

All ships calling PTT Tank Terminal must have an established Drug and Alcohol policy.
Masters are advised that operations will crease if it is considered the actions of person or persons involved in operations are not under proper control as result of the use of alcohol/drugs and/or fatigue.
Operations will not resume until the matter has been report to and fully investigated by relevant authorities and the Terminal Representative considers if it safe to do so. Delay or cancellation of a ship.s departure could result.

8.5 Portable Electrical Equipment and Mobile Phones

Portable electrical equipment and transistor radio, including computers, mobile phones and cameras are strictly prohibited outside the accommodation on all ships at all times.
Note: In certain circumstances, portable electrical equipment such as disposable cameras without flash may be used, and this will subject to the specific approval of the Master and Terminal Permit Approval and must be covered with Hot Work Permit.

8.6 Adverse Weather

The Terminal Representative has access to regular weather updates and ships will be advised accordingly should adverse weather be expected. Any decision to leave to berth and port will be in consultation with ship.s Master and Terminal Representative.

8.7 Electrical Storms

In the event of an approaching electrical storm, all cargo transfer operation must cease. All tanks openings, vent outlets including bypass valve on the tank venting system, cargo and manifold valves will be closed until such time as the storm has passed.