An oily water separator is a machine fitted in all ships (not just tankers) for reducing the oil content of engine room oily bilge water before it is discharged overboard.
Before arrival, either directly to the local authority or through an agent approved by the local authority, by radio, fax, email or other communications, so as to reach the local authority not more than twelve hours, and whenever practicable not less than four hours, before the expected arrival of the ship.
(1) Under Regulation 11: answer all questions as to health conditions on board put to him by a customs officer or authorised officer on arrival in port or if already in port; (2) under Regulation 13: report, before arrival, any infectious disease, etc. on board; and, (3) under Regulation 15: if there was anything to report under Reg. 13, complete a Maritime Declaration of Health.
Many States (including the UK) have enacted legislation incorporating the Hague-Visby Rules into their national sea carriage of goods law. Where no such national legislation applies, and there is no legislation making the Hague Rules or Hamburg Rules apply, the Hague-Visby Rules may still be made applicable by the shipowner inserting appropriate words into the Clause Paramount in the contract of carriage.
As a collision of ships, stranding or other incident of navigation, or other occurrence on board a ship or external to it resulting in material damage or imminent threat of material damage to a ship or cargo. (The definition follows the wording used in the 1969 Intervention Convention and in UNCLOS.)
It draws attention to an extract from an IMO Resolution (A. 285(VIII)), which states: "Despite the duties and obligations of a pilot, his presence on board does not relieve the officer of the watch from his duties and obligations for the safety of the ship. He should co-operate closely with the pilot and maintain an accurate check on the vessel's position and movements. If he is in any doubt as to the pilot's actions or intentions, he should seek clarification from the pilot and if doubt still exists he should notify the master immediately and take whatever action is necessary before the master arrives."