How to Prevent Tanker Shortage Claims

Author(s)                 UK P&I Club
Publisher UK P&I Club
Date 2011
Pages 12
Format pdf
Size 1 Mb

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   This informative publication is addressing the most important aspects of the prevention of the cargo shortage claims in case of transportation by tankers and contains the information relating to the main causes of such claims and ways to avoid them at different stages, i.e. pre-loading of tankers, their loading and subsequent unloading. The book starts with the information about the pre-loading of the tankers addressing the suitability of the vessels for the nominated cargo. The charterers shall provide full details of the cargo together with the reference to its quality and quantity as well as carriage/discharge information - all of that information shall be provided prior to the commencement of the loading. The cargo lines and tanks shall be duly prepared for the loading of the nominated cargo and verified to be completely empty of any fresh water of traces of the last carried cargo. The vessel shall be verified as being capable to load, transport and discharge the nominated quantity of the cargo in a safe manner and be compliant with all applicable instructions for the segregation of the cargo provided by the charterers and the vapor side of each parcel  shall be segregated throughout the whole voyage; in addition, the RVP, standing for the Reid vapor pressure shall be within the capacity of the vessel in order to avoid significant vapor losses...

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