1 Introduction
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1 Introduction

  1.1 Guidelines for the in-port inspection of crude oil washing procedures as called for by resolution 7 of the International Conference on Tanker Safety and Pollution Prevention, 1978, are required to provide a uniform and effective control of crude oil washing to ensure compliance of ships at all times with the provisions of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (MARPOL 73/78).

  1.2 The design of the crude oil washing installation is subject to the approval of the Administration of the flag State. However, although the operational aspect of crude oil washing is also subject to the approval of the same Administration it might be necessary for the authority of a port State to see to it that continuing compliance with agreed procedures and parameters is ensured.

  1.3 The Operations and Equipment Manual contains all the necessary information relating to the operation of crude oil washing on a particular tanker. The objectives of the inspection are therefore to ensure that the provisions of the Manual dealing with safety procedures and with pollution prevention are being strictly adhered to.

  1.4 The method of the inspection is at the discretion of the authority of the port State and the actual inspection may cover the entire crude oil washing operation or only those parts of the operation which occur when the inspector is on board.

  1.5 Inspection will be governed by articles 5 and 6 of MARPOL 73/78.

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