Lighterage

The SCI has been conducting open sea STS Lighterage operations on the east and west coasts of India, for Ship-to-Ship transfer of crude oil/petroleum products for the Indian oil industry, since 1975. These operations are conducted by a team of experienced STS Superintendents in accordance with recommendations prescribed in the ICS/OCIMF Ship-to-Ship Transfer Guide (Petroleum).
 
Since January 2006, the SCI has also been involved in STS Trans-shipper operations off Goa, for Ship-to-Ship transfer of iron ore for export to the Far East.
 
The SCI has also worked in close co-ordination with M/s ONGCL during the planning and deployment of Tanker mooring systems, and has been conducting SPM mooring operations of  storage Tankers at the oilfields since 1983. These SPM Mooring operations are carried out throughout the year, including during the SW monsoon season in up to 4 mts. swell.
 
The SCI has a large stock of floating Yokohama Pneumatic Rubber Fenders (6.5 m x 3.3 m) and STS cargo transfer flexible hoses, along with associated Lighterage equipment. A complete package can be offered for conducting STS operations on a turnkey basis, including suitable daughter vessels, complete Lighterage equipment, including the services of our highly experienced team of Loading Masters (STS Superintendents).
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