Updated ISGOTT Guide is available

IAPH has supported the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) in publishing an updated edition of the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT). The seminal text, which has become the definitive reference guide for the safe operation of oil tankers and the marine terminals they visit has been updated and enhanced to reflect current best practices and legislation and has been modernised to ensure ease-of-use by personnel on board and ashore. The Sixth Edition of ISGOTT encompasses the latest thinking on a range of topical issues including enclosed space entry, which continues to be an issue of significant risk on board tankers and at terminal facilities. It also addresses critical issues including gas detection, the toxicity and the toxic effects of petroleum products (including benzene and hydrogen sulphide), the generation of static electricity and stray currents, fire protection and the growing use of mobile electronic technology. For use in conjunction with ISGOTT, the Ship/Shore Safety and Bunkering Operations Checklists contained within the publication have been released to download free-of-charge, enabling both individual and joint responsibilities for the tanker and the terminal to be clearly and easily communicated before arrival, as well as when alongside. 

The book and e-book versions are available to purchase from Witherby Publishing Group here. The Ship/Shore Safety and Bunkering Operations Checklists can be downloaded from the ICS Publications website here. With the publication of this updated edition, International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals, Fifth Edition (2006) has been superseded and removed from distribution.

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