AnsweredAssumed Answered

Fire protection requirements for a Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer operation

Question asked by chong on May 21, 2020
Latest reply on May 22, 2020 by peter@dwan.ca

Dear Sir,

 

We are working on the fire protection system for a Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer operation is the cargo transfer between two ships that are moored alongside each other. Types of cargo transferred via STS includes crude oil, fuel coil, liquefied gas (LPG or LNG) or bulk cargo.

 

For your information, the fire protection system only involved with clean agent system, fire alarm, gas detection, portable fire extinguisher and water curtain system.

 

I would like to know as per NFPA is there any guideline or standard for :-

 

  1. Fire protection system for a Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer operation?
  2. Is it acceptable to use the sea water pump facilities from the Tug Boat to pump sea water into the fire ring main for the water curtain system?
  3. Is there any requirements to have dedicated sea water pumps for the fire fighting to protect the ships during transfer operation is the cargo transfer between two ships that are moored alongside each other?
  4. Any requirements for Remote Control Monitors and Foam System for the fire fighting to protect the ships during transfer operation?  
  5. At the moment there is no Remote Control Monitor and a Fire Pump System and wonder whether there is any standard for us to follow or comply?
  6. As this project is in the sea and about 12 km from the land, is there any requirement for monitoring from the land (shore side) in the event if there is a fire?  
  7. Can you provide the NFPA guideline or standard for a Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer operation us to follow?

 

Appreciate your confirmation on the above.   

    

Best Regards,

 

Chong Y.K

Outcomes