Oil Record Book


The Oil Record Book (ORB) course highlights the Marpol 73/78 requirements and explains to attendees the potentially serious consequences of failure to comply with Marpol 73/78 regulations.

Practical case studies and several examples of historical incidents are used to explain the legal framework, particularly in the US Coast Guard Port State Control inspection regimes attitudes, seafarers’ rights, typical penalties and the implications for ship owners and seafarers.


The ORB course is a practical one day course and consists of a theoretical presentation and a practical exercise in the correct manner of completing Oil Record Book entries for:

  • Part 1 – Machinery Space Operations (for all ships) and
  • Part 2 – Cargo and Ballast Operations (for tankers)


Candidates are given a case scenarios of a tanker operations over several days and given the data, are tasked with completion of the Oil Record Book pages for both cargo and Machinery Space Operations for the various entries required and their correct recording.


At the end of the course, participants shall have a greater awareness of strictly complying with correct entries in the Oil Record Book.

It provides practical explanations for compliance to avoid prohibitive penalties from Port State Control inspections and other Environmental Agencies in the port.

Entry Standards

Deck and Engine Officers including Masters and Chief Engineers


1 Day


Start Date


  • 1 day
    15 March 2017
“The final course implementation will depend on the actual participants enrolled”.