Search Frequently Asked Questions On STS

This page is designed to provide comprehensive answers to questions related to the necessary knowledge for tanker operators and their Masters/Officers regarding STS (Ship-to-Ship) Operations, as those included at the STS F.A.Q. Guide of 2016.
With the ratification of MARPOL Annex I Chapter 8, STS Operations require ship owners and technical Operators to follow transparent due diligence processes. This is the “Achilles heel” of STS operations. These processes are not only governed by legislative regulations but also hold significant importance at the commercial and insurance levels. To ensure compliance with these regulations and best practices developed by OCIMF, DYNAMARINe has developed the informative F.A.Q. STS Guides.
The inaugural F.A.Q. STS Guide was released in London on 17 March 2016 by DYNAMARINe & Clyde & Co. It features a FOREWORD from the UK P&I and includes quotes from industry representatives, as depicted below.
We are pleased to announce that the second edition of the F.A.Q. STS Guide is scheduled for release in 2023. The draft guide is currently available for review by industry stakeholders.
To easily access all the answers provided in the first F.A.Q. STS Guide, simply type your question or a relevant keyword such as "STS Plan," "hose," or "equipment" into the search tool. It will display a list of available questions along with their corresponding answers.

QUOTES from the First F.A.Q guide of 2016