Although it is not mandatory but the owner may have insurance cover for oil pollution. If not then he shall bear all the expenses, which may be guaranteed in the form of a bank guarantee if necessary.
Ran for 3 days for this. After many calls to lots of smart people like :
1)the IOPC FUND gave the London office many calls but they were not of much help.
2)showed him the IOPC claims manual itself, by the way they have still not given an answer.
3)got a couple of answers from P&I club surveyors which he didnt accept
4)showed him emails from IOPC n P&I surveyors not satisfied.
5)talked about STOPIA (SMALL TANKER OWNERS POLL INDEMNITY AGREEMENT) dont make a mistake of saying this in front of him (u will have to run for 6 days to find about STOPIA)
6)spoke about P&I cover of 500 million $ for owners liability for oil pol damage & 250 million $ @ an additional premium he was not happy.
7)& finally Capt Naik (angel from heaven) came to the rescue in case of such a situation the owner will bear full responsibility he will after the incident deposit sums in a 1st class bank (i guess SBI kyuki government ka hain) as decided by the courts at the place where the case is being presided over. When i told him this then he said u see its the 'NATIONAL LEGISLATION WHICH WILL TAKE ITS COURSE' i shook my head and he passed me ??
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If in any circumstance my vsl is not sea worthy wrt to hull,eqpt or machinery i would head to a port of refugee he exclaimed YES!
after collision, major fire .Capt. Khatri was happy with this..
1.Necessary repair to hull or machinery
2.Necessary stores in order to complete the voyage safely like bunkers and water.(If the vessel falls short during the voyage.
3.Protection from rough weather like storm
4.Shifting of cargo
5.Leakage of oil from stern tube seals
6.Vessel in peril
yes sir 21/11/2008. He was angry on this.
anyways guys as all other things india has not ratified the bunker convention so u have to say its not in force only adopted.with this came the next question e.g.Explain adopted & in force ?
explained as per Pg 98 of "MARINERS GUIDE TO ORAL EXAMINATION" by Capt. S. Panda.
This Convention entered into force on 21 nov 2008(one year following the date on which eighteen
States, including five States each with ships whose combined gross tonnage is not less than
1 million, have either signed it without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval
or have deposited instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the
Secretary-General.) Limits as per LLMC
Blue Card is issued by P & I club certifying that the required insurance is in place , can be given for both CLC convention or Bunker convention , on basis of blue card flag state will issue CLC or Bunker cert.
i told him as there could be a dead or injured sea man o/b,or in case of pollution this lead to the next question
1)try to give less info as possible
2)he is kind of a guy who doesnt appreciate much knowledge.
3)he will make u run for 2-3 days & ultimately pass u ,provided u get the right answer that he wants to hear.
Whom all 2 inform u can take from bradsons notes
wrt reporting as per msa sec 350 & also in case of indian seafarer onboard foreign ships ref ms notice 26/2002 (since they want everything in the Indian context he will want this)