GUIDELINES FOR OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATIONS
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The main objective of the present manual was to provide all required guidance related to the safety of the crew members on board all ships engaged in supporting and servicing various offshore facilities; another intention of its authors was to facilitate reduction of the risks commonly associated with offshore marine operations. This would particularly be related to the operations of the vessels and offshore facilities.
The best practices that have been summarized in the pages of this publication mainly reflects ones adopted in the NWEA, i.e. North-West European Area, but may actually be applied globally. The opening section of the document is introductory and provides information about its purpose and use, structure and style, hierarchy of the authorities involves, local or regional supplements etc. The next section covers the abbreviations used throughout the document together with the terminology definitions. The third section is dealing with the responsibilities and roles of the parties, and it is followed by the section addressing operational risk management issues.
The remaining sections of the guidebooks have been devoted to the certification and training, competency and manning, operational communications and meetings, collision risk management, cargo handling operations and bulk cargo handling, MOU moving, anchor handling operations and many other important aspects of the marine offshore activities.
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