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  • CHEMICAL TANKER MANUAL

    CH. 02 CARGO STOWAGE AND PLANNING Rev. No. 1

    Date 15-Apr-16

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    2.1. VOYAGE PLANNING & STOWING OF CARGO

    A. Operating Procedures

    Certain operators may issue their own operating procedures. A copy of such procedures should be made

    available to the company. These procedures will be studied by the company to identify if any gaps or

    conflicts exist with our own procedures.

    If operators procedures are found to be in conflict to the procedures and policies detailed in the company

    SMS then the Companys procedure shall take precedence. Company will take up the matter with the

    charterers / operators.

    B. Charter Party and Voyage Orders

    Usually vessel has to comply with the Charter Party and the Voyage orders at all times. In case of any

    difficulty in complying these orders or conflict of instructions with company policy, the vessel shall contact

    the concerned Technical / Marine superintendent for guidance.

    The ruling charter party must be fully read and understood by the Master, Chief officer, Chief Engineer

    and Second Engineer at the least.

    Voyage and Cargo instructions will be issued by the Charterer / Operator (hereinafter term Operator

    covers both) to the vessel and must be acknowledged on the day of receipt. If operators instructions are

    found to be in conflict to the procedures and policies detailed in the company SMS then the Companys

    procedure shall take precedence. If there is any disagreement with the instructions the Operator and the

    company are to be advised.

    Copies of the current voyage order should be made available on the bridge in a file for review by all Deck

    Officers, Chief Engineer and Second Engineer who shall read and sign the voyage instructions to take

    away information relevant to their responsibility on board.

    It is recommended that relevant sections of the charter party and voyage instructions are clearly identified

    using highlighters.

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    This will avoid several issues which are caused due to lack of proper review of the charter parties and

    voyage instructions like timely notifications, NOR, missing out of tendering letter of protest, providing

    notices to various parties etc.

    Voyage Orders Contents:

    Typical voyage orders will contain the following elements:

    Voyage

    IMO ships type number

    Rotation (Loading Discharge ports)

    Cargo quantity, commodity and options

    Charterers requirements for tank preparation for next cargo

    Wall wash requirements

    Load port and discharge port

    Specific gravity of the cargo at 20C

    Heating instructions

    Inerting, Padding and/or purging instructions

    US Coast Guard number and pollution category

    C/P date

    Laycan (Laydays and cancelling date)

    Special requirements by charterers

    Special characteristics of ports/berths

    Stowage proposal by Charterers

    Bunker proposals

    Any additional relevant information.

    Tank cleaning information

    The Master must advise the management office of any doubt, disagreement or inability to

    comply, with the instructions.

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    C. Cargo Quantity

    The vessel should prepare a stowage plan on the basis of the contract / voyage order quantity. The

    Operator may send a proposed stowage plan. This proposed stowage plan must be thoroughly checked

    and proposed changes (if any) must be communicated to the Operator soonest, giving reasons for the

    changes.

    It may happen that vessel learns from terminal after arrival at berth that the cargo quantity to be loaded is

    in excess or short of the nominated quantity. Such matters should be referred to the Operator for

    instructions / guidance keeping the company additionally advised.

    The voyage order must be reviewed carefully for all information contained therein especially cargo

    nomination quantities, properties of the cargoes, intended discharge sequence, notices to be issued, any

    notification procedures in the event of an emergency.

    D. Notification to the Office

    The following information from the Voyage orders must be notified to the Technical / Operations

    department following a review of the current voyage Charter Party / Voyage Instructions on each

    occasion such instructions are issued and upon change of command.

    1. Quantity and grades of cargoes being loaded.

    2. Charterer.

    3. Vessel routing and if any restrictions are imposed.

    4. Any specific requirements for MARPOL compliance in the area of trade (eg. ECA, CARB etc).

    5. Emergency notification procedures if any from the charterers.

    6. Always provide the office with a copy of the voyage instructions.

    7. Any specific cargo operational requirements identified (e.g. Blending, water plug, etc).

    8. Any other relevant matter.

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    2.2. CARGO INFORMATION

    A ship will normally receive orders giving cargo details and destinations direct to the vessel from the Time

    Charterers or Voyage Charterer. It is important that Office is immediately advised of the vessels

    destinations, nominated agents, cargo nominations, etc. At the time of receipt of voyage orders, Master

    must also request for Voyage Charterers Emergency contact details.

    In the event of the vessel being issued with instructions which appear unacceptable due to quantity,

    incompatibility, unacceptable trim or stresses, the Charterers and Office must be immediately informed of

    the difficulties and suggested changes.

    For each chemical listed in voyage orders, identification of the product and a review of the carriage

    requirement shall be carried out to confirm the following:

    1. Subject cargo is included in vessels Certificate of Fitness or has a letter of authorisation from

    the administration.

    2. Coating Compatibility data / Stainless Steel Resistance List has been checked to confirm cargo

    is acceptable.

    3. MSDS sheets and cargo specific voyage instructions such as inerting / heating instructions

    have been provided.

    4. The following documents are also to be referred to ensure that necessary information for the

    safe carriage of the product is available.

    a. IBC Code

    b. Latest MEPC. 2 / Circular (when applicable)

    c. FOSFA / NIOP Lists of Acceptable and Banned Previous Cargoes

    d. P&A Manual

    e. Compatibility Guide and USCG cargo compatibility / CHRIS Code.

    (NOTE Exceptions are listed under Appendix 1b of the USCG compatibility table, same shall be

    referred to.)

    A product must be shipped under the product name listed in chapter 17 or 18 of the IBC Code or in the

    latest edition of MEPC.2/Circular (commonly referred to the tripartite agreement).

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    If the product is neither listed in the IBC Code, nor published in the MEPC.2/ Circular, it is necessary to

    check whether the product has already been provisionally assessed by tripartite agreement by contacting

    the Administration / Classification Society.

    Where special requirements 16.2.6 9 are mentioned in column O of Chapter 17 of the IBC code for

    any of the parcels to be loaded, it is the duty of the Master to ensure that a shipping document is provided

    by the Shippers / Charterers to the vessel indicating the cargo viscosity at various temperatures and

    melting point as applicable.

    In case of non-availability of information, head office should be contacted for further information

    pertaining to safe carriage of the product.

    The vessel shall not load till such time that sufficient cargo information and procedures have been

    provided and it has been confirmed that the vessel can safely load, carry and discharge the

    intended cargo.

    If neither the Master nor the Chief Officer has previous experience of handling cargoes with

    similar properties a Risk Assessment with office approval is required.

    2.3. JOINT PLANNING

    In all operations connected with cargo, ballast, tank cleaning, bunkering etc., it is the responsibility of all

    Senior Officers to ensure sound joint planning and control so that maximum co-operation amongst the

    various departments is achieved in order that the operation may be brought to an expeditious and

    successful conclusion, compatible with safety.

    2.4. CARGOES WHICH ARE NEW TO THE COMPANY/VESSEL

    It is likely that a cargo being nominated for carriage on the vessel is new to the vessel and the company. This should be considering the below 2 possibility :

    1. Cargo is listed in the COF , however the vessel and the company does not have any experience

    with the carriage requirement for the cargo

    2. There are circumstances where the cargo may not yet be included in IBC Chapter 17 & MEPC

    Circ. 2/latest circular ,

    For the second possibility nece