It is not
an easy task to make the proper entries in an Oil Record Book. The problem
with the Oil Record Book (and MARPOL) is that it is open to interpretation, becoming
complex and therefore causing a great deal of confusion. The existing
papers/publications offered for Oil Record Book training are basically a transcript
of MARPOL 73/78 as amended, (see MARPOL link above), with very few instructions/suggestions.
There is increasing scrutiny, by Port State Control, of bilge operations and overboard
discharges (the Oil Record Book, among other documents, is an important piece of information
regarding compliance). The USCG (United States Coast Guard), Europe (Paris
MOU), Asia (Tokyo MOU) and Latin America via Port State Control, are increasing
their inspections and standards exponentially in view of the increased
public awareness of pollution and ecology. This increase in inspection
and scrutiny has caused several ships to be subject to huge fines (in
the millions of US dollars) and sometimes, arrest of the responsible persons
(including in certain cases, shore side management personnel) and banishment
from US waters for numerous years.
The authors are providing this helpful approach to understanding the Oil Record Book
for the world shipping community. The authors also personally offer fleet/vessel specific guidance manuals and Oil Record Book review prior to entry into a Port State Control area.
We have available two Oil Record Book Guidance© Manuals:
1- Guidance for MARPOL consolidated edition
2002: Codes and requirements in accordance with 2002 version of MARPOL.
Recommended for ships where the flag state is still using this MARPOL
(2002) version in their Oil Record Book.
2- Guidance for MARPOL consolidated edition
2006: Codes and requirements in accordance with 2006 version of MARPOL.
Recommended for ships where the flag state is already using this new MARPOL
(2006) version in their Oil Record Book.
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