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483111 — Deep Sea Freight Transportation
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Department of the Navy, Military Sealift Command, MSC HQ - Washington, 914 Charles Morris Court, SE, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia, 20398-5540
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Albert Yeh, Phone: 202 685 5821
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1. Vessel(s) required: One U.S. or foreign flag, clean, double hull tanker capable of carrying a minimum of 235,000 BBLS (29,578 LT) clean petroleum products (intentions JP8/F76) in cargo tanks with double valve isolation. In accordance with the Cargo Preference Act of 1904 preference will be given to U.S. flag vessels. VESSEL SHALL MEET THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM PARTICULARS: •Vessel must have current vetting approval from at least two major oil companies (I.E. Shell/Chevron) •Must provide current Q-88 with offer (No more than 60 days old). •Vessel must be party to the SIRE system. •Vessel must possess current ISM certification and International Ship Security and Safety Management Certificates. •Vessel’s age shall be less than 15 years for duration of the charter. •Vessel must have minimum SOA of 13 knots •Maximum height of cargo manifold above waterline must be 14.0 meters without cargo •Vessel shall have ability to carry one complete, undecanted, tank washings in dedicated slop tanks. •Require Segregated Ballast Tanks (SBT) •Require Inert Gas System(IGS) •Minimum 10 ton cargo hose handling boom at the manifold •Vessels must indicate supercargo carrying capacity (vessel may be required to carry up to 12 armed U.S. military personnel for security reasons). Owner must provide lifesaving equipment in accordance with SOLAS/USCG requirements •Ability / equipped to mechanically clean, mop, dry and inert cargo tanks within three days between cargoes during performance of the charter when required. •Ship must hot wash all cargo spaces with water not to exceed 58 degrees centigrade prior to presenting for initial acceptance / inspection •All cargo tanks must be free of loose rust, previous cargo residues and films (including dyes), significant salt deposits and other impediments that could impact the quality of the cargo to be loaded. •If vessel’s cargo tanks are coated, provide the coating type (epoxy, inorganic zinc, etc.). Coal tar coating is not acceptable. If tanks are not coated then state “none”. •Vessel must provide Certificates of Quality for last and next to last cargoes. These Certificates should contain all test data required by specification for the products that were previously loaded (last and next to last). They shall be submitted for each shore tank as well as the vessel tanks after loading (composite sample). Results of “typical” are not acceptable. Additionally the following are required for the specific products mentioned: (i)Naptha/condensates: mercaptan sulphur, reported in “parts per million” (ppm) or “mass percent”, or Doctor Test (ASTMD 4952). (ii)Gasoline (Motor or Aviation): State whether the previous product was “leaded” or unleaded”. This is needed to determine cargo tank “safe entry” testing requirements. •If vessel cargo tanks have heating coils, provide the coil type or composition (such as stainless steel, copper, etc.), date that the heating coils were last used and pressure tested, and the results of the test (passed or failed). Date of last pressure test cannot exceed 12 months for the duration of this charter. Vessel tanks with copper or yellow metal compounds are normally not acceptable for jet fuel cargoes. •The use of copper and copper alloys (Brass, Bronze, etc) in vessel compartments, pipelines, heating coils, fittings, etc. is not permitted in vessels chartered by MSC to haul petroleum products, unless vessel possesses a current DESC waiver. •The vessel must be able to take upper, middle, lower, bottom, and all-level samples of the cargo (to include OBQ & ROB) without contaminating them from the sampling location. If unable to do so or if the sampling location is contaminated or suspected to be contaminated, Charterer will require open sampling on a tank by tank basis, consistent with safety and local terminal regulations. •Vessel must be gas free and safe for entry. Where a prior cargo contains a known toxic composition such as gasoline or naptha (or other compounds evaluated on an individual basis), the vessel will perform at their expense, the necessary toxicity screens by an appropriate authority, i.e. Certified Marine Chemist, Certified Industrial Hygienist. The test information on oxygen levels, flammability levels, toxicity, visuals, date and time will be recorded on a Log of Inspections and Tests to include the Testing Instrument Used and Signature of the Competent Person performing the tests. All toxicity/flammability assessments will be performed in the presence if the inspecting QAR. •Contractor shall provide (Owner's account) a certified Marine Chemist to certify tanks safe for entry for internal tank inspection by Government / Charterer Representatives •Max LOA: 590.5 feet •Max Laden Draft: 30 feet 2 inches with 220,000 BBLS DFM/F76 •Max DWT: 30,000 MT 2. Place/Range of Delivery:St. Theodore, Greece 3. Place/Range of Redelivery: Mediterranean Sea, Port in CHOP 4. Charter Period: About 69 days with charterer’s option to cancel at any time with 10 days notice. 5. Laydays:Commencing: 24 JULY 2009 Canceling: 26 JULY 2009 6. Terms/Conditions/Attachments added, deleted or modified:
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