OIL RECORD BOOK INSTRUCTIONS
Oil Record Book, Part I - Machinery space operations (All Ships) The following pages of this section show a comprehensive list of items of machinery space operations which are, when appropriate, to be recorded in the Oil Record Book Part I in accordance with regulation 17 of Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78). The items have been grouped into operational sections, each of which is denoted by a letter Code. When making entries in the Oil Record Book Part I, the date, operational Code and item number shall be inserted in the appropriate Columns and the required particulars shall be recorded chronologically in the blank spaces. Each completed operation shall be signed for and dated by the officer or officers in charge. The master of the Ship shall sign each completed page. The Oil Record Book Part I contains many references to oil quantity. The limited accuracy of tank Measurement devices, temperature variations and clingage will affect the accuracy of these readings. The entries in the Oil Record Book Part I should be considered accordingly. In the event of accidental or other exceptional discharge of oil statement shall be made in the Oil Record Book Part I of the circumstances of, and the reasons for, the discharge. Any failure of the oil filtering equipment shall be noted in the Oil Record Book Part I. The entries in the Oil Record Book Part I, for ships holding an IOPP Certificate, shall be in English. The Oil Record Book Part I shall be kept in such a place as to be readily available for inspection at all reasonable times and, except in the case of unmanned ships under tow, shall be kept on board the ship. It shall be preserved for a period of three years after the last entry has been made. The competent authority of the Government of a Party to the Convention may inspect the Oil Record Book Part I on board...
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