Witherby Seamanship has launched a new book – Pocket Safety Guide For Oil Tankers (2015 edition).
This book provides an introduction into safe tanker practice, the terminology and standards, the readership it is aimed at are personnel who have little or no experience in this particular area.
The International Safety management (ISM) Code sets the standards for the company’s safety management system (SMS) and operating manuals. These standards must be followed correctly when you are on board.
The owner, operator, Master, senior officers and all others on board a ship have a responsibility to comply with good and correct tanker practice.
The reader is encouraged to seek further information and details about the contents of this book, In particular, you should look at the publication ISGOTT: the ‘International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals.’
The reader may come across terms that are new to them and a glossary of technical terms is provided which should be referred to if you are uncertain about the meanings of some of the terms.
This book only looks at the practices for ships that are carrying crude oil and petroleum products and will assist the reader to exercise the care that is necessary.
The book will tell you about
- The hazards
- How to avoid these hazards
- What to do if a problem does arise
- The Ships
- Fire Hazards
- Equipment Hazards
- Environmental Hazards
- Toxic Hazards
- Gases and Petroleum Mists
- Operational Hazards
- Emergency Response