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ExxonMobil marine safety criteria guidance 2017 Final

Year: 2017
Language: english
Author: ExxonMobil
Genre: Guide
Edition: 2017 Edtion Revision 01
Format: PDF
Quality: OCR without errors
Pages count: -
Description: This document has been produced by International Marine Transportation (IMT) Singapore Pte
Ltd., which jointly uses a standard methodology with International Marine Transportation Limited and
SeaRiver Maritime Inc. to provide vetting services to all ExxonMobil affiliates engaged in marine
transportation using third party vessels. This document is referred to in short as MESQAC and applies
to International Ocean/Seagoing tanker vessels in ExxonMobil affiliate service, regardless of
deadweight or vessel type and henceforth referred to either as ‘third party vessels’ or, if appropriate,
just simply ‘vessels’.
SeaRiver Maritime (SRM) assesses the suitability of ALL third party vessels for conducting lightering
operations in the US Gulf of Mexico while on ExxonMobil service.
The purpose of this document is to provide vessel operators with an understanding of the marine
environmental, safety and quality assurance expectations of third party vessels to be considered for
ExxonMobil affiliate service. Please note that, in this context, ‘service’ means carrying ExxonMobil
affiliate title cargo, chartered by ExxonMobil affiliates, calling at ExxonMobil affiliate facilities, or
carrying cargo or calling at facilities in which ExxonMobil affiliates have a joint venture interest. In
addition, ‘vessel operator’ refers to the technical manager having day-to-day oversight of the technical
management of the fleet vessels and their Safety Management Systems.
Third party vessels not meeting environmental and safety expectations or criteria described as ‘MUST’
may not be considered eligible for ExxonMobil affiliate service. If meeting certain of these expectations
or criteria involves gas freeing or dry docking the vessel, or requires long lead times, a limited period
for further consideration of the vessel may be granted upon receipt of written confirmation that actions
will be taken at the earliest opportunity, and if documented mitigating procedures are in place. Vessels
not meeting environmental and safety expectations or criteria described as ‘Strongly Preferred’ may
be disadvantaged in the selection process versus other vessels meeting those requirements.
Third party vessels MUST be in full compliance with all applicable international conventions, laws,
regulations and other requirements of the country of vessel registry, and of the countries, states, and/or
port authorities of the ports and/or places, including facilities, to which the vessel may be ordered while
in ExxonMobil affiliate service, and/or the applicable regulations or requirements of any terminals or
facilities in such ports or places where the vessel will load or discharge. Vessels MUST have on-board,
all certificates, records or other documents required by the aforesaid conventions, laws, regulations
and/or requirements.
Vessel operators MUST familiarize themselves with information regarding vessel inspections
contained in MESQAC. It is the responsibility of the vessel operator to ensure their vessels
meet or exceed MESQAC expectations and criteria and can demonstrate compliance through
an inspection report or on-board MESQAC checks. Vessel operators need to be aware of the
potential vetting consequences and implications of not meeting ‘MUST’ or ‘Strongly Preferred’
expectations or criteria.
Only currently valid ship inspection reports held in databases administered by either the Oil Companies
International Marine Forum (OCIMF) or the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) will be evaluated.
It is Strongly Preferred that SIRE/CDI reports are no more than six months old.
Questions or comments regarding MESQAC should be addressed to
Additional Marine Environmental, Safety, and Quality Assurance Criteria for vessels in ExxonMobil
affiliate Term Charter service are set out in Appendix A to this publication.
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