8. Specific Requirements

8.1. Hull Type

PPA permits only double hull tankers to load any grades of oils regardless of the flag and size of the vessel.



8.2. Ship's Age Policy

(a) This Policy recognizes that the age of a ship is an important factor that has a direct bearing on its physical condition. The following criteria regarding maximum acceptable age from date of delivery apply:

SHIP TYPE MAXIMUM AGE
Oil Tankers, Chemica l Carriers, LPG carriers 25 Years ¹
Bulk carriers, general/dry cargo ships, RORO and Container ships 30 Years
LNG Carriers and Passenger Ships Age criteria is not presently applicable; however LNG carriers and passenger ships above 30 years of age will be assessed and accepted only on a case by case basis.

(b) Vessels age shall be calculated from the delivery date as mentioned in the IOPP certificate.


¹ * Before being considered for ADNOC or ADNOC Group business, vessels older than twenty (20) years of age and fa lling under the twenty five (25) year limitation category shall be required to undergo ADNOC physical inspection if the vessel has not called in any Petroleum Port or any terminal owned by ADNOC or a Group Company for more than one (1) year since its last call.


8.3. ADNOC Terminals

Ship vetting is to ascertain suitability of a vessel for usage, however, compatibility of the vessel with a particular terminal or berth rests with the Group Company operating the terminal. The ADNOC Ship Vetting Department requires terminal operators to report any deficiencies noted on the vessels calling at their terminals through a Terminal Negative Feedback Form. The completed Forms shall be retained to build-up a historical data for each particular ship in the vetting system, which shall be used in future vetting exercises. Ships with clean records are advantaged in the ADNOC vetting system.



8.4. Maiden Voyage
  1. Ships on their maiden voyage, i.e. first voyage after delivery, shall be assessed against a post-delivery SIRE inspection prior to loading their first cargo.
  2. Based on an assessment of the aforementioned inspection, the vessel may be granted a one-off call at the nominated terminal(s) after which , an operational SIRE inspection shall be required for subsequent calls.
  3. Operators may, in lieu of a post- delivery SIRE inspection submit an ADNOC approved NBQ to the ADNOC Ship Vetting Department.
  4. Based on the NBQ being satisfactory and acceptable to the ADNOC Ship Vetting Department, a ship may be granted a one-off call , valid for three (3) months, to the nominated terminal(s) after which , an operational SIRE inspection report shall be required for subsequent calls.


8.5. Manning

(a) Manning, competency and training of all officers and crew shall, as a minimum, be in compliance with the SOLAS Convention as amended, STCW as amended, MLC and relevant IMO & ILO resolutions on minimum safe manning. Particular emphasis shall be placed on the sea service and type specific experience of the four (4) top ranks i.e. Master, Chief Engineer, Chief Officer and Second Engineer.

(b) These shall be assessed as listed under the OCIMF-SIRE online system officers matrix and shall be subject to the following minimum requirements:

Years with operator

The combined aggregate "years with operator" for Master + Chief Officer shall not be less than two (2) years.

The combined aggregate "years with operator" for Chief Engineer + Second Engineer shall not be less than two (2) years.

Years in rank

The combined aggregate "years in rank" for Master + Chief Officer shall not be less than three (3) years.

The combined aggregate "years in rank" for Chief Engineer + Second Engineer shall not be less than three (3) years.

Years on this type of tanker

The combined aggregate experience on the specific type of tanker shall be:

For Master + Chief Officer, minimum of four (4) years, with less emphasis for Chief Engineer + Second Engineer, but not less than three (3) years.

Years on all types of tankers

The combined aggregate experience on all types of tankers shall be:

For Master + Chief Officer, minimum of eight (8) years, with less emphasis for Chief Engineer + Second Engineer, but not less than six(6) years.

Months on board this tour of duty A minimum of fourteen (14) days duration shall lapse between the replacement of:
Master and Chief Officer.
Chief Engineer and Second Engineer.
English Proficiency To ensure effective communications throughout all types of ship's operations, proficiency in English language shall be "Good" as a minimum as per the decision of the person who undertakes the vetting process

(c) Suitability of the ship for ADNOC Group business with reference to the manning requirements shall be based on the above, amongst other considerations, e.g. ships with not more than three (3) homogeneous crew nationalities on board are advantaged in the ADNOC vetting system. Ships operators shall ensure that the OCIMF- VPQ and officers experience matrix is updated to the latest crew change but not older than one (1) month.



8.6. Condition Assessment Program ("CAP") and Structural Condition

(a) Combination carriers/OBO vessels above fifteen (15) years of age, will need a CAP 2 rating for hull with a validity of three (3) years as a minimum requirement to be considered for ADNOC or ADNOC Group business.

(b) There is no specific requirement for CAP rating for the remaining type of vessels. Voluntary CAP rating shall however promote the ship's ranking in the ADNOC Ship Vetting Department's database.

(c) Conditions of Class or Class Memoranda imposed by ship's Class shall be assessed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Conditions of Class or Class Memoranda related to structural issues may lead to the ship being rejected.



8.7. Tanker Management and Self-Assessment ("TMSA")

A TMSA report completed on an annual basis or more frequently will improve the ship operators' ranking in the ADNOC Ship Vetting Department's database.



8.8. Inspections by Port State Control including USCG ("COC") Inspections

Deficiencies and detentions as a result of PSC and / or USCG (COC) Inspections which have been declared within the last six (6) months shall be assessed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may lead to the ship being rejected.



8.9. Incident Reporting

Operators who have established and implemented an effective incident reporting and investigation system as required by the ISM Code will be advantaged in the ranking within the ADNOC Ship Vetting Department's database.



8.10. Classification Society including UAE Classification Society ("TASNEEF")

All ships must be classed by a Classification Society which is a full member of the IACS or TASNEEF.