MESQAC

Marine Environmental, Safety and Quality Assurance Criteria
MESQAC 2010

The document produced in 2010 by International Marine Transportation Ltd. (IMT), SeaRiver Maritime (SRM) and Tonen General (TG), presents the standard methodology jointly used to provide vetting services to all ExxonMobil Affiliates engaged in marine transportation using third party vessels which may be referred to in short as MESQAC and it applies to the seagoing vessels in the ExxonMobil Affiliate service.

More specifically, it provides vessel operators (technical managers having day-to-day oversight of the technical management of the fleet vessels and their safety management systems) with an understanding of the marine environmental, safety and quality assurance expectations of third party vessels to be considered for ExxonMobil affiliate service (carrying ExxonMobil affiliate title cargo, chartered by ExxonMobil affiliates calling at ExxonMobil affiliate facilities, or carrying cargo or calling at facilities in which ExxonMobil affiliates have a joint venture interest).

It is important to note that third party operated vessels not meeting the “MUST” criteria will not be considered for ExxonMobil affiliate service. If meeting certain of these criteria involves gas freeing or dry docking the vessel, or requires long lead times, a limited period for further consideration of the vessel may be granted upon receipt of written confirmation that actions will be taken at the earliest opportunity, and if documented mitigating procedures are in place. Vessels not meeting those environmental and safety expectations described as “Strongly Preferred” may be disadvantaged in the selection process versus other vessels meeting those requirements.

Furthermore, vessels MUST be in full compliance with all applicable international conventions, laws, regulations and/or other requirements of the country of vessel registry, and of the countries, states, and/or port authorities of the ports and/or places, including facilities, to which the vessel may be ordered while in ExxonMobil affiliate service, and/or the applicable regulations or requirements of any terminals or facilities in such ports or places where the vessel will load or discharge. Vessels MUST have on board, all certificates, records or other documents required by the aforesaid conventions, laws, regulations and/or requirements.

Tank-Protector related MESQAC

Section E Safety and Security Management

E.19 It is Strongly Preferred that Anemometer display / monitoring repeater with a recorder (paper / digital) is available in the Cargo Control Room (CCR) and designed to be capable of setting a minimum of two desired alarms limits. This alarm should sound an audible and visual alarm in the Cargo Control Room (CCR) and on deck if the set limits are exceeded.

Section H Cargo and Ballast Systems

H.27 It is Strongly Preferred that vessels are fitted in their Cargo Control Room with a device capable of monitoring and recording the load / discharge manifold pressure.

H.29 Vessels MUST have fixed cargo tanks pressure monitoring equipment fitted on board with display unit installed in the cargo control room and designed to have within manufacturers set alarms (High and low) including additional setting of a minimum two desired alarms limits. This alarm should sound an audible and visual alarm in the CCR if the set limits are exceeded.

H.30 It is Strongly Preferred that vessels are fitted with IG tank pressure monitors on the bridge.

SELMA Tank Protector fully complies with and exceeds ExxonMobil MESQAC E.19, H.27, H.28 and H.29.

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