The responsibility for the safety of personnel and the environment is shared among all stakeholders in the Qatar energy Industry. There is also recognition to safeguard Qatari marine facilities from the physical, financial and reputational damage that marine casualties can cause.
QP operates a ship quality assurance system to screen all tankers intending to call at QP controlled ports and terminals. All tankers over 500 gross tons must be screened each and every time it is nominated through the commercial chain of the corresponding producer and in accordance with the requirements of the regulations of the respective port.
Each vessel be owned by or demise chartered to a member of the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Ltd. (ITOPF).
The following information is for vessels nominated to lift Regulated and Non-Regulated Products at Qatar Petroleum Ports and Qatari Offshore Terminals (“QPP & QOT”) exclusively.
This screening function is now also available to Qatari marketing entities, which are involved in worldwide trading, to support them in assessing their risks.
As and when a vessel is nominated to QP and/or other Qatar producing entities, the vessel will require screening. Cleared or Not Cleared will be determined upon such screening. In addition, QP reviews inspection reports on a fleet wide basis as part of its analysis of the performance of the vessel operators’ safety management system. Poor fleet performance is a factor that is taken into consideration during each screening. QP supports the requirement of international conventions such as SOLAS, MARPOL, ISM, and STCW, as well as the guidelines set forth by OCIMF, ISGOTT, SIGTTO, IMO and ICS.
As a minimum, QP screens tankers according to the following criteria:
The conditions set out below apply to oil, chemical, LPG carriers and LNG carriers:
Oil, chemical and LPG tankers greater than 16,500 deadweight tonnage (dwt) must, as a minimum, hold a Condition Assessment Program (CAP) 2 rating. This is required when the vessel reaches fifteen (15) years of age, or by the end of the 3rd special survey, whichever is earlier.
LNG vessels must, as a minimum, hold a CAP 2 rating. This is required when the vessel reaches twenty (20) years of age, or by the end of the 4th special survey, whichever is earlier.
The CAP rating shall be issued by a member of the International Association of Classification and must include fatigue analysis.
The maximum period of validity of a CAP rating is three (3) years taken from the date of the last CAP survey.
THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ABOVE IS FOR REFERENTIAL PURPOSES ONLY AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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