ISGOTT Edition 5 – available this month

According to Witherbys, the publisher of the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT), the 5th edition of ISGOTT will be available some time during this month (July). In this revised edition, account has been taken of the latest thinking on a number of issues including: 

Ø       generation of static electricity and stray currents

Ø       the use of mobile phones and pagers

Ø       the use of new materials for mooring lines and emergency towing-off pennants

Ø       the toxicity of and the toxic effects of benzene and hydrogen sulphide

Ø       introduction of the principles underlying the ISM-Code and ISPS-Code 

Also, the ship/shore safety check list has been completely revised to better reflect the individual and joint responsibilities of the tanker and the terminal. 

Below are the contact details of the publisher from which the publication may be ordered: 

Witherby´s Publishing             

32-36 Aylesbury Street

London EC1R 0ET                        


Tel: + 44 (0) 207 251 5341


Fax: + 44 (0) 207 251 1296 



Contact: Fredrik Larsson