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Friday, September 21, 2018

The USCG campaign continues – due diligence required when filling in the Oil Record Book

INTERTANKO has just published ‘A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book (Part I - Machinery Space Operations)’ to address the increasing problems of ships being detained and fined in the USA due to equipment malfunction, errors in logging and the management of ship oil-water separators in the engine room.

The US Coast Guard established in October 2001 the Oily Water Separation Systems Task Force to examine a wide range of issues relating to machinery and equipment used to manage oily bilge water on commercial vessels; and to develop recommendations for the maritime industry on how to reach its environmental goals and ensure compliance with MARPOL and the Clean Water Act.

The INTERTANKO Guide contains:

  • instructions and interpretations on how to properly record all related operations as per MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 20
  • list of operations to be recorded
  • frequently found errors or mistakes
  • detailed examples for all related operations

The US Coast Guard campaign continues and members are advised to take all precautions and to show due diligence when filling in the Oil Record Book.

The Guide may also be used as a training tool for office and shipboard personnel ashore and on-board.

And it is a MUSTon-board every tanker. Discounts for large orders.

USD 50 (members) USD 100 (non-members).

Click here to view the Table of Contents


  • Telephone: contact Clarice Tan at our Oslo office +47 22 12 2664 or Sally Woulfe at our London office +44 20 7977 7022 or  for details on discounts for large orders. 
  • Telefax: download an order formand return by fax to our Oslo office at fax no:+47 22 12 26 41
  • E-mail: send your order by e-mail
  • Online: order directly from our online bookshop

Contact:Clarice Tan or Sally Woulfe