Oil Record Book – Part II


The Training Course is intended to provide the best available advice on the proper making of entries in the Oil Record Book – Part II (Cargo & Ballast Operations). Based on Regulation 36 and the Appendix III of MARPOL Annex I, the aim is to further increase the knowledge and understanding of Deck Officers to the proper recordkeeping of all cargo/ballast handling-related operations.

It takes into account the recent amendments to the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (IOPPC), a number of Unified Interpretations and the well-known industry guidance (Intertanko).


On completion, the participating Deck Officers, will be able to:

  • Make correct and consistent entries in the Oil Record Book, Part II.
  • Effectively comply with MARPOL Annex I requirements, including the management of tank washings, slop tanks water decanting, and the collection of cargo residues.
  • Understand the developments relating to new means permitted to electronically record the discharge, transfer and other operations.


  1. MARPOL 73/78, Annex I “Prevention of Pollution by Oil”
  2. MEPC.1 Circular 872 “Unified Interpretations of Regulations 1.26 and 36.2.10 of MARPOL Annex I”
  3. “A Guide for the correct entries in the ORB – Part II”, Intertanko, 2014
  4. MEPC.312 (74) “Guidelines for the use of Electronic Books under MARPOL”
  5. “Operational Guidelines for the Delivery of Ship-Generated Waste from Tankers”, REMPEC

Daily Schedule


  • 09:15 – 10:00: Introduction – Regulatory Framework
  • 10:00 – 10:30: Terms and Definitions
    IOPPC – Retention of Oil Onboard (ODMC, Slop Tanks)
    IOPPC – Means for the Disposal of E/R Residues
  • 10:30 – 11:00: General Requirements and Instructions
  • 11:00 – 11:15: Coffee Break
  • 11:15 – 12:00: Explanations on Operation Letters and Codes
  • 12:00 – 13:00: Examples of Records
    Loading, Unloading, Ballasting, Tank Cleaning
  • 13:00 – 13:45: Lunch Break
  • 13:45 – 14:30: Examples of Records (continued)
    Operational Discharges, Equipment Condition, O Entries
  • 14:30 – 15:30: Practice – Exercise