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Chemical Tanker Notes

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Chemical Tanker Notes

This book was prepared to cover a wide range of topics combined with a wealth of the authors personal experiences relevant to all classes of chemical tanker.

Author Captain Vladimir Kunichkin has more than 30 years of experience on oil and chemical tankers, working his way through the ranks until achieving the position of Master with Knud I. Larsen Shipmanagement.

A strong interest in seafarer training led Vladimir to the position of training officer at the "LAPA" centre, specialising in training senior officers in chemical tanker operations. Here he remained surprised that a textbook containing all aspects of chemical tanker practice for seafarers was not available.

The necessity of such a book became apparent during his delivery of lectures that form the Specialised Training for Chemical Tankers Safety Course. So, with encouragement from his colleagues in the industry, he wrote this book.

Captain Kunichkin now holds the position of training manager with Tesma.

TAB - Contents

Chapter 1 The Voyage
1.1 Voyage Orders
1.2 Voyage Planning
1.3 Stowage Planning
1.4 Notice of Readiness

Chapter 2 Tank Cleaning
2.1 Cleaning and Disposal Procedures
2.2 Cleaning Methods
2.3 Cleaning
2.4 Planning Tank Cleaning Operations
2.5 Overhaul and Tests
2.6 Team Briefing
2.7 Precautions Against Unauthorised Discharge
2.8 Safe Cleaning
2.9 Visual Inspection of the Tank
2.10 Wallwash Tests
2.11 Preload Tests
2.12 Notice of Readiness

Chapter 3 Loading
3.1 Safety Precautions
3.2 Transportation Requirements
3.3 Tanks Inspection
3.4 Safety and Data Sheet
3.5 Loading and Deballasting
3.6 Cargo Tank Vapour Return Systems
3.7 Loading Rate
3.8 Loading Temperature
3.9 Sampling
3.10 Cargo Calculation
3.11 Disconnection of Manifolds
3.12 Cargo Discrepancy
3.13 Short Loading
3.14 Letter of Authorisation
3.15 Bill of Lading
3.16 Time Sheet
3.17 Loading Set of Cargo Documents

Chapter 4 Departure

Chapter 5 Conditions of Carriage
5.1 Heated Cargo
5.2 Nitrogen Blanket Cargo
5.3 Re-circulation
5.4 Inhibited Cargoes

Chapter 6 Arrival at Discharge Port
6.1 Reducers
6.2 Samples
6.3 Bill of Lading
6.4 Cargo Measurement and Calculation
6.5 Claims
6.6 Safety Precautions
6.7 Discharging Plan
6.8 Palm Oil
6.9 Paraffin Wax, Slack Wax

Chapter 7 Discharging
7.1 Pumps
7.2 Commencing Discharge
7.3 Main Discharge
7.4 Stripping
7.5 Blowing the Line
7.6 Inspection
7.7 Bill of Lading

Chapter 8 Ballasting
8.1 Ballast Eductors

Chapter 9 Prewash
9.1 New Ships
9.2 Existing Ships
9.3 Procedures
9.4 Inert Gas Generator

Chapter 10 Terms and Definitions

Appendices
Appendix 1 Compatibility Chart
Appendix 2 Alphabetical Listing of Compounds
Appendix 3 Exceptions to the Compatibility Chart
Appendix 4 Exceptions to the Compatibility Chart
Appendix 5 FOSFA List of Banned Immediate Previous Cargoes
Appendix 6 FOSFA List of Acceptable Previous Cargoes
Appendix 7 World Chemical Trade
Appendix 8 International Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk
Appendix 9 NLS Certificate
Appendix 10 Procedures and Arrangements Manual
Appendix 11 Cargo Record Book
Appendix 12 Cargo Hose Record
Appendix 13 Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plan (SMPEP)
Appendix 14 Guidelines in developing a SMPEPX