COSCO SHIPPING Energy Yuanqiu Lake loaded about 255,000 tons of crude oil, and with the close cooperation of the ship, terminal, and pilot, it docked steadily at the 300,000-ton tanker terminal of Qinzhou Port It was the first time that the company's ships berthed at the wharf with a draft of 19.5 meters.
In order to successfully complete this task, COSCO SHIPPING Energy attaches great importance to it. The company leaders led the safety management team, the VLCC operation team and the relevant leaders of China United Oil to conduct special seminars to jointly study the 19.5-meter draft berthing plan for the Dingyuan Qiuhu ship. Risk assessment, implement pre-control measures, provide guarantee support in terms of capacity guarantee, smooth transportation and terminal operation safety, and make every effort to prepare for arrival and operation; ships prepare in advance, carefully formulate various plans, and always work with The port, wharf, water diversion, and charterers maintain close contact, strengthen coordination and communication, share information, and effectively avoid various risks; the ship also organized special drills before berthing to further verify the reliability of the plan and the accuracy of the berthing and unberthing plans. Effectiveness, finalize the plan for Yuanqiu Lake to enter the port and berth at high tide on the morning of January 8, 2023.
The successful berthing of Yuanqiu Lake at Qinzhou Port with a deep draft of 19.5 meters provides a reference experience for future berthing of other deep draft VLCCs, fully embodying the superb professional capabilities of COSCO SHIPPING Energy crew members and providing high-quality services for charterers awareness, demonstrating the comprehensive strength of COSCO SHIPPING Energy as a world-class energy transportation fleet.