Officer’ shore leave procedure as per Ship Management Crewdata Manual
To ensure the safe and efficient operation of the vessel at all times when the vessel is in port, the following policy applies:
– Master to ensure that all crew have obtained permission from respective department heads for shore leave.
– Master in close liaison with department heads to ensure sufficient crew remain onboard to handle any emergency situations while in port.
– Master shall seek FPC’s approval for a boat where applicable.
– The Master going ashore has to ensure that the Chief Officer is properly instructed and assumes responsibility for the vessel and in consequence will never be ashore at the same time.
– The Master’s responsibility cannot be delegated to the 2nd Officer or lower.
– The Chief Engineer going ashore has to ensure that the 2nd Engineer Officer is properly instructed and assumes responsibility for the Engine Plant and in consequence will never be ashore at the same time
The Chief Engineer’s responsibility cannot be delegated to the 3rd Engineer Officer or lower.
– The Officer of the Watch and the Engineer Officer of the Watch are to be advised that the Master and/or Chief Engineer is ashore.
– The Chief Officer must have access to the keys of the ship’s Medical Locker at all times when the Master is ashore.
Reference to Ship Management Crewdata Manual
In keeping with the best tanker practices, it is expected that none of the shipboard management team members (Master, C/O, C/E, 2/E and ETO) will go ashore during cargo operations on a tanker. However, provision is made for exceptional circumstances as follows:
– The Chief Officer may be allowed shore leave subject to the Master assuming full control and responsibility of the cargo operations. Handover of such responsibility to the Master shall be recorded in deck log book and indicated in cargo log. All concerned cargo watch keepers must be advised of this change in responsibility.
– The Second Engineer may be allowed shore leave only if the Master authorizes it, and then the Chief Engineer must take full control and responsibility of the cargo system. Handover of responsibility to Chief Engineer shall be recorded in Engine log book and indicated in cargo log.
– The Officer of the Watch and the Engineer Officer of the Watch are to be advised that the Chief Officer or Second Engineer is ashore.
– Should it be necessary for the Master or the Chief Engineer to go ashore, they shall remain responsible for the safe and smooth continuation of the cargo operation.