A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book (Part I - Machinery space operations). Edition 1. - INTERTANKO, May 2004\r\n
The US Coast Guard established in October 2001 the Oily Water Separation Systems Task Force to examine a wide range of issues relating to machinery and equipment used to manage oily bilge water on commercial vessels. Its aim was to asses the operational requirements, reliability, and capability of oily water separators in actual operating environments$ identify ways of improving the Coast Guard's inspection for the maritime industry on how to reach its environmental goals and ensure compliance with MARPOL and the US Clean Water Act.\r\n
To address this, the INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) has developed this Guide to make ship operators aware of possible errors in logging information in the Oil Record Book which was part of the main reason for the increasing problems of ships being detained and fined in the US.
The Guide contains:
(a) instructions and interpretations on how to properly record all related operations as per MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 20:
(b) list of operations to be recorded:
(c) frequently found errors or mistakes:
(d) detailed examples for all related operations.
3. Items to be recorded
4. Frequently found failures
5. Detailed examples for related operations
6. Authors' References