Oil Record Book (Questions & Answers)

By Maklub Al Mostofa

QUESTIONS:

  • How to put entry in ORB?
  • What is action in case of wrong entry?
  • How many people fill up and sign it?
  • What is your action if an entry is missed?
  • What is your action if you make any mistake?

 ANSWER:                               

    • This guidance only includes sections C to I.
    • Operations should be recorded in chronological order as they have been executed on board.
    • Dates should be entered in dd/mm/yyyy format, e.g. 16-MAR-2009.
    • Incineration or landing ashore of oily garbage and used filters should be recorded in the Garbage Record Book only.
    • All Entries are to be made and signed by the officer or officers in charge of the operations concerned and each completed page shall be signed by the master of the ship.
    • Do not leave any full lines empty between successive entries.
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CoC Oral Exam Preparation (Part – 13): Entries of Important Documents

OIL RECORD BOOK:

Entries to be made in Oil Record Book as per MARPOL Annex I Requirements:

Oil Record Book: PART – 1 (MARPOL Annex I Regulation 17): 

Entries:

  1. Ballasting or Cleaning of fuel oil tanks
  2. Discharge of dirty ballast or cleaning water from fuel oil tanks
  3. Collection , Transfer and disposal of oil residues
  4. Non automatic starting of discharge overboard, transfer or disposal otherwise of bilge water accumulated in machinery spaces
  5. Automatic starting of discharge overboard, transfer or disposal otherwise of bilge water accumulated in machinery spaces
  6. Condition of the oil filtering equipment (Out of order or malfunction)
  7. Accidental or other exceptional discharges of oil
  8. Bunkering of all types of fuel oils or bulk lubricating oils
  9. Additional operational procedures and general remarks
  10. Recording of quantities retained in bilge water holding tanks (listed under section 3.3 of the IOPP Certificate) is voluntary.
  11. The recording of general maintenance of items pertaining to the OWS remains voluntary and is not required to be recorded in the ORB.

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