This document was published on 31 January 2023 and is intended for ship crews who may be involved in activities related to the collection of liquids in portable tanks. It also aims to raise awareness of risks and controls that do not exist in other maritime industry publications, in order to provide guidance:
regarding the different types of products,
their related conductivity,
the type of portable container required,
guidance regarding how to mitigate associated electrostatic risks when filling/transferring liquid substances into portable containers on board vessels.
Note: If it is a ship-to-shore transfer, ISGOTT precautions should be taken into account.
This document does not supersede national or local regulations, as well as regulations set by competent authorities, terminals, or local port authorities, or the company's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) or Safety Management System (SMS).