ISGOTT 4th edition still applies

As members may be aware, the current 4th edition of the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT) is under revision. However, we understand that some copies of the draft revised 5th edition of ISGOTT are in electronic circulation and that some members are already making changes to their operating procedures to reflect the draft 5th edition revision. 

Members should be aware that work on the 5th edition of ISGOTT has not been finalised and some changes may remain to be made to the draft revision.  

It is imperative, therefore, that members continue to comply with the existing current 4th edition of ISGOTT and do not undertake compliance with any copies of the draft 5th edition in their possession.  

Work on the 5th edition continues and once it has been finalised, the Oil Companies’ International Marine Forum (OCIMF) will advise accordingly and we will, of course, also inform members. OCIMF has advised that, if all goes well, it expects to publish the completed 5th edition of ISGOTT during the 4th quarter 2005. 

Contact: Howard Snaith