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Introduction to the CD ROM Edition of ISGOTT This edition is presented in ‘Portable Document Format’ and requires the Adobe Acrobat® Reader (v3 or later) to present it on screen. That program is a product of Adobe Corporation and a free copy is supplied on the CD ROM, although many computers will already have a copy installed. Please note that this publication cannot be used with earlierversions of Acrobat, eg version 2. For full instruction in how to use the program, please view the documents listed under Acrobat’s help menu. If you are not familiar with the program spend a few minutes exploring the facilities offered in the menus and buttons at the top of the screen. You cannot damage or accidentally delete ISGOTT using the Acrobat or indeed any program since the information on the CDROM is ‘read-only’ and cannot be changed. We have tried to make ISGOTT appear almost identically on screen and on paper but note the following differences: • although each ‘electronic page’ contains the same information as the corresponding printed page, their numbers differ. The CD ROM edition is numbered sequentially so that it corresponds with the page numbers indicated by the Acrobat program.most computer screens cannot display a page of A4 text at full size but you may use the Acrobat program to resize the displayed image to suit your screen.

For further information please refer to the documentation supplied with this edition and look at the ‘README.TXT’ file on the CD ROM (eg using the Notepad program supplied with Microsoft Windows®). This contains information notavailable when the documentation was printed.

International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers & Terminals



The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is a voluntary organisation of national shipowners’ associations. It was established as long ago as1921 and represents more than half the world’s merchant tonnage. The interests of ICS cover all aspects of maritime affairs, but it is particularly active in the field of marine safety, ship design and construction, pollution prevention and maritime law. ICS has consultative status with several inter-governmental organisations, notably IMO. The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is avoluntary association of oil companies having an interest in the shipment and terminalling of crude oil and oil products. OCIMF is organised to represent its membership before, and consult with, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and other government bodies on matters relating to the shipment and terminalling of crude oil and oil products, including marine pollution and safety.

TheInternational Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) is a voluntary world-wide association of port authorities, founded in 1955. Current membership includes 230 regular and 154 associate members encompassing 77 countries. IAPH is committed to the exchange and promotion of ideas and technical knowledge on issues of concern to those who work in ports and related industries. Its consultative statuswith UN and other organisations, including IMO, is a positive benefit in this regard.

First Published in 1978 by Witherby & Co. Ltd., 32/36 Aylesbury Street, London, EC1R 0ET, England Tel no: +44 171 251 5341 Fax no: +44 171 251 1296 Reprinted April 1979 Second Edition 1984 Reprinted April 1986 Third Edition 1988 Reprinted March 1990 Third Edition Revised 1991 Fourth Edition 1996 © InternationalChamber of Shipping, London and Oil Companies International Marine Forum, Bermuda 1978, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1996 ISBN 1 85609 081 7



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