(4) The depth should have at least 10 feet of water under the biggest tanker you expect to receive
fully loaded at mean low tide.
(5) Should be separated from other classes of supply.
The following equipment should be available:
a. Minimum of two storage tanks for each product and ballast water.
b. Oily water separator for the treatment of ballast water.
c. Fire-fighting equipment -- portable fire extinguishers and an engineer fire-fighting detachment.
d. Pollution control equipment -- skimmer boats, sorbent materials, and containment booms.
e. Communications has to be from the dock to the ship and to the tank farm.
f. Ground transportation and workboats for transporting men and equipment to the tanker.
g. Grounding system -- form bonding the ship to the dock. If the dock has a cathodic protection system,
it should be turned off before the transfer of fuel begins.
h. A base laboratory for testing the products.
Preparation for Arrival.
a. Tanker Arrival Schedule. The tanker arrival schedule is checked to ensure the type and quantity of
product is known.
b. Personnel Required. Personnel required to meet the tanker and go aboard in the harbor: terminal
representative, lab tech and customs official, if required.
c. Berthing Facilities. Make sure the area is cleared for the tanker to tie up.
d. Cargo Hose/Loading Arms. The loading arms will be checked and maintenance performed. If hoses
are to be used, they will be pressure tested and the flanges checked.
e. Shore Tanks and Manifolds. Tanks are gaged and sampled, and product transferred to create ullage if
required. All pipelines and manifolds are checked and packed with product to the dock.
f. Pumps and Gages. Maintenance is performed on all pumps, and all gages are checked.