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The present Guide was developed by INTERTANKO with the intention to make all ship operators aware of the errors that could be made in the process of logging the information in the ORB. It was noted that erroneous logging of the relevant information into the oil record books was considered one of the main reasons for the growing number of vessels being detained and subsequently seriously fined in the United States. This document contains the instructions and official interpretations on how all related operations shall be recorded in the ORB, i.e. oil record book, in order to be fully compliant with the appropriate provisions of MARPOL Convention; the list of the operations that shall be duly recorded in also included. In addition to that, the authors of the publication have also addressed numerous frequently found mistakes and errors, together with the detailed and informative examples of all operations. The document has been structured to facilitate the use for integration in the document management system of any member of INTERTANKO organization. One of the main objective of the paper is to define the controls and associated activities that are required to ensure that all operations are recorded in the ORB in full accordance with the established and approved format and while being in line with the information logged in the other logbooks.