The STS STATUS is a certificate that describe the level of vessel compliance with IMO regulations and industry best practices for Ship to Ship transfer operations. It also includes information for technical management policies and procedures as well as crew training & preparedness.
The benefits from this survey are outlined below:
The STS STATUS includes a physical inspection of the vessel as well as a training to senior officers. The outcome of the physical survey is reflected through the STS STATUS certificate. After the completion of the survey, a training is being delivered to senior officers with respect to procedures and best practices. The training focuses on IMO requirements (Manual on oil pollution, section 1, prevention, chapter 6) and latest OCIMF STS guidelines. The concept of the training focuses on the human element, assessment of STS equipment, the Joint Plan, best practices during mooring operations, and presentation of case studies with past incidents and post investigation. Attending officers receive a certificate of training for their records. Ships that are inspected for the STS STATUS receive also 12 months of free subscription to the OSIS (online STS Information System) for the purpose of registering post STS feedback and STS records. Technical operators receive online access to their STS statistics and KPI’s. The STS status includes the following sections: