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139(53) Guidelines for the application of the revised MARPOL ANNEX I requirements to floating production, storage and offloading facilities (FPSOs) and floating storage units (FSUs)
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THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMITTEE,


RECALLING Article 38(a) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (the Committee) conferred upon it by international conventions for the prevention and control of marine pollution,


NOTING resolution MEPC.139(53) by which the Committee adopted Guidelines for the application of the revised MARPOL Annex I requirements to Floating Production, Storage and Offloading facilities (FPSOs) and Floating Storage Units (FSUs),


HAVING CONSIDERED proposed amendments to the Guidelines concerning the applicability of new regulation 12A of MARPOL Annex I on oil fuel tank protection to FPSOs and FSUs,

 

  1. ADOPTS the Amendments to the Guidelines for the application of the revised MARPOL Annex I requirements to Floating Production, Storage and Offloading facilities (FPSOs) and Floating Storage Units (FSUs), the text of which is set out in the Annex to the present resolution;and
  2. INVITES Member Governments to give due consideration to the Guidelines, as amended, when implementing the requirements prescribed in regulation 12A of the revised MARPOL Annex I.

Annex Guidelines for the application of the revised Marpol Annex I Requirements to FPSOs and FSUs


1 The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its forty-ninth session (14 to 18 July 2003), recognizing the necessity to provide appropriate guidance for the application of MARPOL Annex I requirements to floating production, storage and offloading facilities (FPSOs) used for the offshore production and storage of oil, and floating storage units (FSUs) used for the offshore storage of produced oil, approved the Guidelines for application of MARPOL Annex I requirements to FPSOs and FSUs. The Guidelines were issued as MEPC/Circ.406 on 10 November 2003.

2 The Committee, recognizing that similar guidelines would be needed for the revised MARPOL Annex I, agreed to their adaptation to the new layout and numbering system of the revised MARPOL Annex I. Thus these Guidelines are intended to replace the Guidelines issued as MEPC/Circ.406 and it is recommended that contracting Governments give effect to their provisions as soon as the revised MARPOL Annex I enters into force.

3 The purpose of these Guidelines is to provide for uniform application of the revised MARPOL Annex I adopted by resolution MEPC117(52) to Floating Production, Storage and Offloading facilities (FPSOs) and Floating Storage Units (FSUs) that are used for the offshore production and storage or for offshore storage of produced oil.

4 The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its forty-ninth session (14 to 18 July 2003), noted the complex issues involved in applying the requirements of MARPOL Annex I to FPSOs and FSUs, whose arrangements, functions and operations fall under the over-riding control of coastal States.

5 In addition, the Committee found that the role of FPSOs and FSUs in operation does not include transport of oil. Accordingly, FPSOs and FSUs are a form of floating platform and do not lie within the definition of oil tanker in regulation 1.5 of the revised MARPOL Annex I. They are therefore subject to the provisions of the revised Annex I that relate to fixed and floating platforms, including regulation 39.

6 The Committee noted that the environmental hazards associated with the quantities of produced oil stored on board operational FPSOs and FSUs are similar to some of the hazards related to oil tankers and that relevant requirements of the revised MARPOL Annex I in relation to oil tankers could be adapted to address those hazards in an appropriate manner. Based on the above and recognizing that these floating platforms are stationary when operating, the Committee recommends that coastal States, flag States and others associated with the design, construction and operation of FPSOs and FSUs apply the relevant revised MARPOL Annex I regulations referred to in annex 1 to the Guidelines. References contained in annex 1 relate to the revised MARPOL Annex I up to and including the amendments contained in resolution MEPC.117(52).

7 These guidelines have been prepared with a view to providing the necessary guidance and interpretation information which may be specifically applicable to FPSOs and FSUs, and accordingly represents a single document describing the application of the revised MARPOL Annex I to these floating platforms.

8 The provisions of these Guidelines are for application to FPSOs and FSUs when located at their operating station. However they also take into account the abnormal and rare circumstances of:
    .1 voyages for drydocking, repair or maintenance work; or

    .2 disconnection of the platform in extreme environmental or emergency conditions. In either case, the FPSO/FSU should not transport oil to a port or terminal except with the specific agreement of the flag and relevant coastal States, obtained on a voyage basis. When undertaking any voyage away from the operating station, for whatever purpose, FPSOs and FSUs will be required to comply with the discharge provisions of the revised MARPOL Annex I for oil tankers.

    9 In order to avoid development of an entire new text from the revised MARPOL Annex I attending to such terminology matters and notwithstanding the basis for these Guidelines outlined above, in any regulation indicated to apply to FPSOs and FSUs by the Guidelines at annex, the following interpretation of terminology should be used:
      .1 ”oil tanker” should be read as ”FPSO or FSU”;

      .2 ”carry” should be read as ”hold”;

      .3 ”cargo” should be read as ”produced oil and oily mixtures”; and

      .4 ”voyage” should be read to include ”operations”. 10 Oil tanker requirements that are extended by the Guidelines to apply to FPSOs/FSUs are identified through the phrase ”recommend application” or similar, while ”applies” is used for requirements to be implemented irrespective of the contents of this circular.

      11 The requirement for oil tankers to undergo the enhanced survey programme (resolution A.744(18)) was deleted from regulation 13G of MARPOL Annex I by resolution MEPC.95(46) and its provisions have subsequently been solely given effect through chapter XI-I of SOLAS. Since SOLAS does not apply to the vast majority of FPSOs and FSUs, which are permanently moored at their operating stations, the relevant oil tanker requirements of resolution A.744(18) have been included as one of the provisions of the Guidelines in order to ensure a satisfactory standard of structural integrity for FPSOs and FSUs. Reflecting the operational characteristics of FPSOs and FSUs, the Guidelines also make provision for limited departure from A.744(18) in respect of acceptance of in-water surveys under conditions which do not compromise safety and pollution prevention.

      12 In implementing the provisions of these Guidelines, Member Governments are invited to use and recognize the Record of Construction and Equipment for FPSOs and FSUs at annex 2 in place of Forms A and B appended to the revised MARPOL Annex I.

      13 The Committee noted that most operations of FPSOs and FSUs are different from other ships covered by Annex I and, recognizing that the coastal State has jurisdiction over fixed and floating platforms operating in waters under its jurisdiction, Member Governments may find it necessary to depart from the provisions of these Guidelines. Accordingly, the Committee invites Member Governments to advise the Organization of their experience in applying these Guidelines so that it can be taken into account if future amendments to these Guidelines are deemed necessary.

      Annex 1 Recommended provisions of the revised Marpol Annex I for application to FPSOs and FSUs












      Annex 2 Record of construction and equipment for FPSOs and FSUs


      In respect of the provisions of resolution MEPC.139(53) ”Guidelines for application of the revised MARPOL Annex I2 requirements to FPSOs and FSUs”, hereafter referred to as the ”Guidelines”.

      Notes:

      1 This form should be used for Floating Production Storage and Offloading facilities (FPSOs) and Floating Storage Units (FSUs) to which regulation 39 of the revised Annex I of the Convention applies.

      2 This Record should be permanently attached to the IOPP Certificate. The IOPP Certificate should be available on board the ship at all times.

      3 If the language of the original Record is neither English nor French nor Spanish, the text should include a translation into one of these languages.

      4 Entries in boxes shall be made by inserting either a cross (x) for the answers ”yes” and ”applicable” or a dash (-) for the answers ”no” and ”not applicable” as appropriate.

      5 Unless otherwise stated, regulations mentioned in this Record refer to regulations of the revised Annex I of the Convention as implemented under the Guidelines and resolutions refer to those adopted by the International Maritime Organization.



      2 Annex I of International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto, hereafter referred to as the ”Convention”.

      01 Particulars of ship


      1.1 Name of ship .........................................................................................................................

      1.2 Distinctive number or letters .................................................................................................

      1.3 IMO number (if applicable) ..................................................................................................

      1.4 Port of registry (if applicable) ...............................................................................................

      1.5 Gross tonnage (if applicable) ................................................................................................

      1.6 Produced liquids holding capacity of ship ................................................................... (m3)

      1.7 Deadweight of ship ..................................................................... (tonnes) (regulation 1.23)

      1.8 Length of ship .................................................................................... (m) (regulation 1.19)

      1.9 Operating station (lat/long) ...................................................................................................

      1.10 Coastal State ..........................................................................................................................

      1.11 Date of build:

      1.11.1 Date of building contract ......................................................................................................

      1.11.2 Date on which keel was laid or ship was at a similar stage of construction .........................

      1.11.3 Date of delivery .....................................................................................................................

      1.12 Conversion to FPSO/FSU (if applicable):

      1.12.1 Date of conversion contract ..................................................................................................

      1.12.2 Date on which conversion was commenced .........................................................................

      02 Equipment for the control of oil discharge from machinery space bilges and oil fuel tanks (regulations 14, 15 and 34)


      2.1 Carriage of ballast water in oil fuel tanks:

      2.1.1 The ship may under normal conditions carry ballast water in oil fuel tanks � 

      2.2 Type of oil filtering equipment fitted:

      2.2.1 Oil filtering (15 ppm) equipment �  (regulation 14.6)

      2.2.2 Oil filtering (15 ppm) equipment with alarm and automatic stopping device (regulation 14.7) � 

      2.3 Approval standards:*

      2.3.1 The separating/filtering equipment:
        .1 has been approved in accordance with resolution A.393(X); � 

        .2 has been approved in accordance with resolution MEPC.60(33); � 

        .3 has been approved in accordance with resolution MEPC.107(49); � 

        .4 has been approved in accordance with resolution A.233(VII); � 

        .5 has been approved in accordance with national standards not based upon resolutions A.393(X) or A.233(VII); � 

        .6 has not been approved; �  2.3.2 The process unit has been approved in accordance with resolution A.444(XI) � 

        2.3.3 The oil content meter:
          .1 has been approved in accordance with resolution A.393(X); � 

          .2 has been approved in accordance with resolution MEPC.60(33); � 

          .3 has been approved in accordance with resolution MEPC.107(49); �  2.4 Maximum throughput of the system is ........................................................................ m3/h

          2.5 Waiver of regulation 14:

          2.5.1 The requirements of regulations 14.1 and 14.2 are waived in respect of the ship:
            .1 As the ship is provided with adequate means for disposal of oily residues in accordance with the Guidelines � 

            .2 In accordance with regulation 14.5.1 the ship is engaged exclusively in operations within special area(s): �  Name of special area(s) ..................................................................... 2.5.2 The ship is fitted with holding tank(s) for the total retention on board of all oily bilge water as follows: � 





            * Refer to the Recommendation on international performance and test specifications of oily-water separating equipment and oil content meters adopted by the Organization on 14 November 1977 by resolution A.393(X), which superseded resolution A.233(VII); see IMO sales publication IMO-608E. Further reference is made to the Guidelines and specifications for pollution prevention equipment for machinery space bilges adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the Organization by resolution MEPC.60(33), which, effective on 6 July 1993, superseded resolutions A.393(X) and A.444(XI); see IMO sales publication IMO-646E and the revised Guidelines and specifications for pollution prevention equipment for machinery spaces of ships adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the Organization by resolution MEPC.107(49) which, effectively on 1 January 2005, superseded resolutions MEPC.60(33), A.393(X) and A.444(XI).

            03 Means for retention and disposal of oil residues (sludge) (regulation 12) and bilge water holding tank(s)*




            3.2 Means for the disposal of residues in addition to the provisions of sludge tanks:

            3.2.1 Incinerator for oil residues, capacity ......................... l/h � 

            3.2.2 Auxiliary boiler suitable for burning oil residues � 

            3.2.3 Tank for mixing oil residues with fuel oil, capacity ........ m3 � 

            3.2.4 Facility for adding oil residues to production stream � 

            3.2.5 Other acceptable means: ���������������������������������� � 

            3.3 The ship is provided with holding tank(s) for the retention on board of oily bilge water as follows:





            * Bilge water holding tank(s) are not required by the Convention, entries in the table under paragraph 3.3 are voluntary.

            04 Standard discharge connection (regulation 13)


            4.1 The ship is provided with a pipeline for the discharge of residues from machinery bilges and sludges to reception facilities, fitted with a discharge connection � 

            05 Construction (regulations 18, 26 and 28)


            5.1 In relation to the application of regulation 18, the ship is:

            5.1.1 Provided with SBT � 

            5.1.2 Provided with COW � 

            5.1.3 Provided with sufficient ballast capacity to meet stability and strength requirements � 

            5.1.4 Provided with CBT

            5.2 Segregated ballast tanks (SBT): � 

            5.2.1 The ship is provided with SBT consistent with regulation 18 � 

            5.2.2 The ship is provided with SBT which includes tanks or spaces not used for oil outboard of all produced oil tanks � 

            5.2.3 SBT are distributed as follows:



            5.3 Dedicated clean ballast tanks (CBT):

            5.3.1 The ship is provided with CBT consistent with regulation 18.8 � 

            5.3.2 CBT are distributed as follows:



            5.3.3 The ship has been supplied with a valid Dedicated Clean Ballast Tank Operation Manual, which is dated ���������������������������������� � 

            5.3.4 The ship has common piping and pumping arrangements for ballasting the CBT and handling produced oil � 

            5.3.5 The ship has separate independent piping and pumping arrangements for ballasting the CBT � 

            5.4 Crude oil washing (COW):

            5.4.1 The ship is equipped with a COW system � 

            5.4.2 The ship is equipped with a COW system consistent with regulations 33 and 35 � 

            5.4.3 The ship has been supplied with a valid Crude Oil Washing Operations and Equipment Manual which is dated ����������������������������������. � 

            5.5 Limitation of size and arrangements of produced oil tanks (regulation 26):

            5.5.1 The ship is constructed according to the provisions of regulation 26 � 

            5.6 Subdivision and stability (regulation 28):

            5.6.1 The ship is constructed consistent with regulation 28 � 

            5.6.2 Information and data required under regulation 28.5 have been supplied to the ship in an approved form � 

            5.6.3 The ship is constructed consistent with regulation 27 � 

            5.7 Double-hull/side construction:

            5.7.1 The ship is constructed consistent with regulation 19 as follows:
              .1 paragraph 3 (double-hull construction) � 

              .2 paragraphs 3.1 and 3.6 (double sides) � 

              .3 paragraph .5 (alternative method approved by the Marine Environment Protection Committee) � 5.7.2 The ship is constructed consistent with regulation 19.6 (double bottom requirements) � 

              06 Retention of oil on board (regulations 29, 31 and 32)


              6.1 Oil discharge monitoring and control system:

              6.1.1 The ship comes under category ......... oil tanker as defined in resolution A.496(XII) or A.586(14). (delete as appropriate) � 

              6.1.2 The system comprises:
                .1 control unit �

                .2 computing unit � 

                .3 calculating unit �  6.1.3 The system is:

                .1 fitted with a starting interlock � 

                .2 fitted with automatic stopping device � 

                6.1.4 The oil content meter is approved under the terms of resolution A.393(X) or A.586(14) or MEPC.108(49) ** (delete as appropriate) suitable for crude oil ¡à

                6.1.5 The ship has been supplied with an operations manual for the oil discharge monitoring and control system � 

                6.2 Slop tanks:

                6.2.1 The ship is provided with ....... dedicated slop tank(s) with the total capacity of ......... m3, which is. .... % of the oil carrying capacity, in accordance with:
                  .1 regulation 29.2.3 � 

                  .2 regulation 29.2.3.1 � 

                  .3 regulation 29.2.3.2 � 

                  .4 regulation 29.2.3.3 � 

                  6.2.2 Produced oil tanks have been designated as slop tanks � 

                  6.3 Oil/water interface detectors:

                  6.3.1 The ship is provided with oil/water interface detectors approved under the terms of resolution MEPC.5(XIII) � 

                  6.4 Waiver of regulation:

                  6.4.1 The requirements of regulations 31 and 32 are waived in respect of the ship as follows:
                    .1 The ship is engaged exclusively in operations within special area(s) (regulation 3.5) �  Name of special area(s)���������������������������������

                    .2 The ship is provided with adequate means of disposal of contaminated sea water

                      a. sent ashore � 

                      b. incinerated � 

                      c. added to the production stream � 

                      * FPSOs and FSUs the keels of which are laid, or which are at a similar stage of construction, on or after 2 October 1986 should be fitted with a system approved under resolution A.586(14); see IMO sales publication IMO-646E.

                      ** For oil content meters installed on tankers built prior to 2 October 1986, refer to the Recommendation on international performance and test specifications for oily-water separating equipment and oil content meters adopted by the Organization by resolution A.393(X). For oil content meters as part of discharge monitoring and control systems installed on tankers built on or after 2 October 1986, refer to the Guidelines and specifications for oil discharge monitoring and control systems for oil tankers adopted by the Organization by resolution A.586(14); see IMO sales publications IMO-608E and IMO-646E, respectively. For oil content meters as part of discharge monitoring and control systems installed on oil tankers built on or after 1 January 2005, refer to the revised Guidelines and specifications for oil discharge monitoring and control systems for oil tankers adopted by the Organization by resolution MEPC.108(49).

                      07 Pumping, piping and discharge arrangements (regulation 30)


                      7.1 The overboard discharge outlets for segregated ballast are located:

                      7.1.1 Above the waterline † 

                      7.1.2 Below the waterline † 

                      7.2 The overboard discharge outlets, other than the discharge manifold, for clean ballast are located††:

                      7.2.1 Above the waterline † 

                      7.2.2 Below the waterline † 

                      7.3 The overboard discharge outlets, other than the discharge manifold, for dirty ballast water or oil-contaminated water from produced oil tank areas are located:

                      7.3.1 Above the waterline † 

                      7.3.2 Below the waterline in conjunction with the part flow arrangements consistent with regulation 30.6.5 † 

                      7.3.3 Below the waterline † 

                      7.4 Discharge of oil from produced oil pumps and oil lines (regulations 30.4 and 30.5):

                      7.4.1 Means to drain all produced oil pumps and oil lines at the completion of produced oil discharge:

                      .1 drainings capable of being discharged to a produced oil tank or slop tank † 

                      .2 for discharge a special small-diameter line is provided † 



                      † Only those outlets which can be monitored are to be indicated.

                      07 Pumping, piping and discharge arrangements (regulation 30)


                      7.1 The overboard discharge outlets for segregated ballast are located:

                      7.1.1 Above the waterline † 

                      7.1.2 Below the waterline † 

                      7.2 The overboard discharge outlets, other than the discharge manifold, for clean ballast are located††:

                      7.2.1 Above the waterline † 

                      7.2.2 Below the waterline † 

                      7.3 The overboard discharge outlets, other than the discharge manifold, for dirty ballast water or oil-contaminated water from produced oil tank areas are located:

                      7.3.1 Above the waterline † 

                      7.3.2 Below the waterline in conjunction with the part flow arrangements consistent with regulation 30.6.5 † 

                      7.3.3 Below the waterline † 

                      7.4 Discharge of oil from produced oil pumps and oil lines (regulations 30.4 and 30.5):

                      7.4.1 Means to drain all produced oil pumps and oil lines at the completion of produced oil discharge:

                      .1 drainings capable of being discharged to a produced oil tank or slop tank † 

                      .2 for discharge a special small-diameter line is provided † 



                      † Only those outlets which can be monitored are to be indicated.

                      08 Shipboard oil pollution emergency plan (regulation 37)


                      8.1 The ship is provided with a shipboard oil pollution emergency plan in compliance with regulation 37.1 � 

                      8.2 The ship is provided with an oil pollution emergency plan approved in accordance with procedures established by ���������������������������������� as the coastal State in compliance with the unified interpretation of regulation 37.1 � 

                      8.3 The ship is provided with a contingency plan in accordance with requirements of OPRC Art. 3(2) accepted in accordance with regulation 37 � 

                      09 Surveys


                      9.1 Records of surveys in accordance with resolution A.744(18), as amended maintained on board … 

                      9.2 In-water surveys in lieu of dry-docking authorized as per documentation …………………………………………………………………………………………

                      10 Equivalents


                      10.1 Equivalents have been approved by the Administration for certain requirements of the guidelines on those items listed under paragraph(s) ………………………………………………………………………………………… of this Record … 

                      THIS IS TO CERTIFY that this Record is correct in all respects.

                      Issued at …………………………………………………………………………………………

                      (Place of issue of the Record)

                      ………………………… …………………………………………………………….

                      (Signature of duly authorized official issuing the Record)


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