Web Alert: OCIMF has published an information paper on 'Transfer of Personnel by Crane between Vessels'

News & Insights 10 January 2019


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The use of an onboard crane for personnel transfer has inherent risks. This paper highlights those risks and provides guidance that should be used in the risk assessment process to determine the method of transfer.

The use of an onboard crane for personnel transfer has inherent risks. This paper highlights those risks and provides guidance that should be used in the risk assessment process to determine the method of transfer.

OCIMF recommends:

  • All new tankers should be fitted with equipment that is certified for the transfer of personnel.
  • Operators of existing tankers should consider upgrading and certifying equipment at the next opportunity.


The information paper is attached on the right for reference.

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