||UK Offshore Operators Association
||Chamber of Shipping
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The actual need for the comprehensive industry-wide guidebook covering all risks and hazards that are commonly associated with the operation of the OSVs, i.e. offshore support vessels, has been recognized for almost three decades. The present publication contains all required guidelines for both safe management and safe operation of the OSVs, incorporating the best marine practice and established working procedures from the owners and operators of the offshore installations, ship owners, crew members, logistics providers and other players of the offshore game. This volume is intended to set out the good industry practice. Note that the provisions of the present document shall not be considered mandatory. The guidelines contained in this volume shall apply to all ships that are usually engaged in the transportation of cargo, towing and anchor handling operations, as well as any other activities typical for the offshore operations. They outline the responsibilities and duties of all parties, describe the correct conduct of the relevant operations in port, at sea, and at the offshore installation, provide the info on the collision risk management, VSPs (standing for the vertical seismic profiles), incident and accident reporting procedures, disposal of wastes, transportation of dangerous goods and potential marine pollutants and other valuable information.