Working Group Fact Sheet
Title: Safety Aspects of Berthing Operations of Oil and Gas Tankers
MarCom Working Group 55, "The Safety Aspects Affecting the Berthing Operations of Tankers to Oil and Gas Terminals", held its 10th meeting September 28-29, 2010, in Hamburg, Germany. The group consists of members representing Norway, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, and the US. Report compilation nears completion and covers Safety Management & Risk Assessment, Environmental Conditions, Approach from the Open Sea, Mooring & Monitoring Systems, Spacing for Safe Berthing, Calculation of Current, Wind, and Wave Forces, Acceptable MetOcean Conditions for Berthing, Operational Safety, etc. The report covers both tankers and gas carriers including transiting in port from the sea buoy to terminals, maneuvering, berthing and mooring guidelines. The report is scheduled for completion in 2011. US Rep: Larry Cunningham, 212-608-3990, email@example.com.
Organized September 2006
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revised 04 Nov 2010