Darwin Marine Supply Base - DMSB Reference Guide

Darwin Marine Supply Base - DMSB Reference Guide
Darwin Marine Supply Base
       DMSB Reference Guide
Darwin Marine Supply Base - DMSB Reference Guide

• This quick reference guide is only intended to
  provide an overview of DMSB and outline the
  operating principles and rules. The requirements for
  safety and protection of the environment are
  enshrined within our procedures and specific plans
  and whilst these are not included within this guide
  users and stakeholders are asked to ensure
  familiarisation and awareness of individual

Darwin Marine Supply Base - DMSB Reference Guide
 •   DMSB is an 8.55 Ha facility, within the Darwin East Arm Wharf.
     This facility designed specifically for support of the offshore
     industry, incorporating many of the unique requirements for
     this industry, comprising of the following;
 •   Three working berths allowing simultaneous mooring of 1 x 70m
     and 2 x 90m vessels. The length of the wharf is 265m. All berths
     have capability to load fuel, direct from Vopac terminal and
     water from onsite tanks with a maximum of pumping rates of
     250 tonne per hour to a single loading point. Berths 1 and 2 are
     also able to load drilling bulk products direct from an on-site
     mud plant once completed. A barrier is present around the
 •   Berth 1 designated heavy lift berth 100kpa loading – Designed
     for mobile cranes up to 500t.
 •   Berth 1 will be used for the rock loadout. This will be fenced off
     with a separate point of entry to the DMSB.
 •   Berth 2 & 3 wharf loading is 50kpa or 5098kg Force per M2 –
     designed for mobile cranes & crawler cranes up to 180t.
 •   Bunker & water points Berth 1 are at the 50m mark

•    Bunker & water points Berth 2 & 3 are at the 145m & 230m marks
•    Stand Pipes for the water will be supplied by the MSB with meters.
     Standard 80mm stand pipes fed by 200mm pipe. Supply vessels to
     provide their own hose. DMSB will have 2 spare hoses if required
•    Each berth has approximately 4,000m2 of adjacent laydown area
     which will allow staging of outbound cargo and dispersal of inbound
     cargo on completion of the cargo handling session. Requirements
     for laydown outside the cargo handling session should be agreed
     with DMSB Management Team.
•    Transit bunds for dangerous goods and waste products, located on
     Berth 2, and are also offered on a common user basis for
     emergencies only. All cargo placed in the bunds must be labelled
     and agreed with DMSB Management Team in order to ensure correct
•    Backup power is available for 1 berth only. It will power floodlights,
     security and administration offices
•    Vessels entering Port Darwin, which includes DMSB, remain under
     the operational control of Darwin Port Corporation and their Act &
3. Layout


•   MSB will manage a booking system based on information
    provided by clients.
•   Clients/agents/stevedores should also provide regular updates
    regarding vessel arrival and requirements.
•   Berthing application form will be distributed and will also be
    made available on ASCO website.
•   This is to be provided by e-mail to
    MSBscheduling@ascoworld.com email address.
•   There will be scheduling meeting, Monday to Friday 11am in the
    meeting room at the MSB. Agenda will cover the following:
         • Review of current day operations and status
         • Look ahead for remainder of day
         • Look ahead for next day
         • Quick overview of bookings for next 3-5 days
         • Clients/Agents/Stevedores invited
5.  Requirements whilst in port and include the following;
        • Cargo
        • Stores
        • Fuel
        • Water
        • Drilling Bulks
        • Crew Change
        • DPC DG forms completed, copied to
          MSBscheduling.com.au and MSBsecurity@ascoworld.com.
        • Maintenance activities (particularly those carried out by
          third parties requiring access to DMSB)
        • Permitted works (e.g., hot, heights, electrical, confined,
        • Any maintenance activities that will disable the vessel
          and anticipated timings.
Note: The above notification requirements only apply to
requirements from DMSB. Users are also required to provide
notification to Darwin Port Corporation and other regulatory
bodies.                                                                7
4. Berth Confirmations
•  24 Hours before arrival confirm:
    – Date / time of arrival at DMSB
    – Anticipated duration
    – Vessel security status
    – Vessel crew list and any updates as a result of crew change
• 12 Hours before arrival
    – Any amendment to the above
• 6 Hours before arrival
    – Final confirmation
Other Considerations
    – Pilot availability – pilot bookings are the responsibility of the client
      (or their nominated coordinator)
•   Vessel Movements
    – DPC has advised that only one vessel to traverse the channel at any
      point in time
    – The DPC tower controls all vessel movements
    – The Vessel Master is responsible for ensuring there is a clear berth
      for their arrival, this will require confirmation with relevant
      number to provided shortly.
    – Tidal restrictions e.g., extremes of spring movements for larger
      draft vessels.
    – Initial restrictions imposed by DPC until facility is proven (slack        8
      water movements spring and neap tides)
Berth Availability Scenario
Pilot for Berthing                                                                 No Pilot Required for Berthing
Vessel Scheduled to berth at 0700 Berth 2                                          Vessel Scheduled to berth at 0700 Berth 2
Vessel in berth scheduled to depart at 0600 pilot exempt                           Vessel in berth scheduled to depart at 0600 pilot exempt
POB at 0545                                                                        how do we know berth is free or going to be - yes scenario
how do we know berth is free or going to be - yes scenario                         MSB Security confirms with departing vessel in berth 2 all on schedule 1/2 hour
Vessel radios in to control tower at outer pilot station                           prior
Vessel radios in to control tower at pilot station                                 Vessel advises delay 15 minutes - confirm with vessel they have contacted
MSB Security confirms with departing vessel in berth 2 all on schedule 1/2         Control tower
hour prior                                                                         Arriving vessel must not enter MSB channel until departing vessel exits channel
Yes and stevedores let go on schedule                                              Yes and stevedores let go
How do we know berth is free or going to be - no scenario Ships agent call         Departing vessel contacts control tower on departure
to MSB security/DPC advising vessel departing at 0600 delayed DPC advice           how do we know berth is free or going to be - no scenario
pilot                                                                              Ships agent call to MSB security/DPC advising vessel departing at 0600 delayed
Vessel arriving has same agent - no further action                                 Vessel arriving has same agent - no further action
Vessel arriving different agent - MSB Security call agent of delayed vessel        Vessel arriving different agent - MSB Security calls agent of delayed vessel
Agent doesn't answer - leave message                                               Agent doesn't answer - leave message
If vessel departing/arriving scenario reversed same process                        If vessel departing/arriving scenario reversed same process

                                  Pilot for Departure
                                  Vessel in berth scheduled to depart at 0600 pilot required
                                  Vessel Scheduled to berth at 0700 Berth 2 Pilot exempt
                                  POB at 0600
                                  how do we know berth is free or going to be - yes scenario
                                  MSB Security confirms with departing vessel in berth 2 all on schedule 1/2 hour prior
                                  Stevedores let go on schedule
                                  Departing vessel contacts control tower on departure
                                  How do we know berth is free or going to be - no scenario
                                  Ships agent call to MSB security/DPC advising vessel departing at 0600 delayed
                                  DPC advice pilot
                                  Vessel arriving has same agent - no further action
                                  Vessel arriving different agent - MSB Security call agent of delayed vessel
                                  Agent doesn't answer - leave message
                                  If vessel departing/arriving scenario reversed same process

                                                          Good Communication is the Key
5. Whilst Alongside
•   In the event of a cyclone warning or immediate threat of extreme
    weather the Harbourmaster will advise vessels of port operational
    status which includes DMSB.
•   Vessels alongside must maintain a mooring watch and are responsible
    for vessel security in accordance with the vessel security plan.
•   The vessel should provide notification to DMSB Security of any third
    party service providers or delivery vehicles requiring access to DMSB in
    order to prevent delay in entry.
•   Vessel maintenance is permitted whilst alongside DMSB with prior
    notification, particularly if hot work is to be carried out. Permit to
    work system is in place and forms will be required prior to
    commencement of works. Forms available on request

5. Whilst Alongside
•   The need for personnel to pass through operational areas when
    proceeding to / from shore leave or taking part in crew change
    can present specific hazards to the individuals. In order to
    minimise this risk in certain circumstances it may be safer to
    direct taxis or mini buses direct to the vessel however this may
    not be practical during cargo handling operations. In all
    instances the vessel should contact DMSB security in order to
    discuss the safest method of facilitating the personnel
    movement. In prearranged instances where individual(s) are to
    proceed on foot this should be via the pedestrian walkway and
    taking the shortest route to / from the vessel avoiding any on-
    going operations. The minimum PPE requirement for
    pedestrians in the MSB is
         High Visibility Vest
         Hard Hat
         Steel Cap Boots
         Safety Glasses
•   Walking through areas where operations are taking place should
    be avoided, but if absolutely necessary consent must be
    obtained from the person in charge of the operation.               11
• DMSB has a Maritime Security Plan (MSP) in accordance with Maritime
   Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act and Regulations 2003
   (MTOFSA/R), this plan is approved by the Office of Transport Security. ASCO
   will ensure that any such restrictions are notified to relevant parties. Any
   observation of suspicious acts, behaviours or persons should be reported
   immediately to the DMSB Security Guard.
• Personnel working within DMSB will be required to hold an MSIC card, or be
   escorted by and MSIC holder, see www.infrastructure.gov.au/msic
• All personnel must enter and exit through the security gate or the
   pedestrian gate by way of swipe card
• All vessels berthing at DMSB must supply a crew list to the Security
• Threats to Security
• The Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) may receive a Security Direction
   from the Secretary at the Office of Transport Security (OTS) to raise the
   MARSEC level at the site on the basis of credible intelligence of a specific
• When additional security measures are initiated the PFSO will provide
   direction to the MSB Security staff with respect to any additional security
   measures to be applied at the site whilst the directive is in force. The PFSO
   will also advise staff/clients of any changes in responsibilities, or actions
   that may be required during this period of heightened alert.
Site Induction
• Site inductions are mandatory to ensure all personnel working at, delivering
    to or visiting DMSB have a full understanding of security and safety
• For regular workers and delivery drivers the induction will be via an online
    induction. In order to provide a consistent approach with DPC, DMSB should
    at the same time be notified of any one off visitors to
• Visitors to DMSB will receive a visitor induction and should be accompanied
    at all times by a person that has received the full DMSB Induction. One visit
    policy is in place. Any subsequent visits will require full induction and
    issuing of swipe card.
• Vessel crew are allowed to travel through the DMSB facility unescorted,
    provided the vessel master, owner or agent provided a crew list and vessel
    details to DMSB Security in order to monitor and control entry and exit to
    the DMSB facility. If a crew list and vessel details are not received vessel
    crew could be refused entry.
Access to DMSB
•    Workers and drivers that have completed the full DMSB induction will be
     issued with a smart card which will permit entry to the MSB by the
     Electronic Access Control System.
•    Given the nature of DMSB operations and the associated hazards the driving
     of light and passenger vehicles on site will be restricted to company vehicles
     or those making deliveries. In general terms trucks should enter via the main
     road way with the driver using the smart card to raise the barrier with the 13
     same process applying for exit. Flashing lights are mandatory
7. Health Safety and Environment
•  DMSB as a World Class Marine Supply Base supporting the offshore
   industry will operate to ISO standards. The requirements of these
   standards are incorporated in specific plans created by ASCO and
   interface documents between ASCO and DMSB Service Providers. The
   following Minimum Requirements are extracted from these plans. The
   full plans are available for viewing on request
• Personal Protective Equipment;
         • Hard Hat
         • AS Standard safety footwear
         • High visibility long sleeve shirt
         • Long trousers
         • Safety Glasses
         • Safety Gloves
• Task specific
         • Ear Protection
         • Safety Harness
         • Buoyancy aid
• Note: Any work carried out on capping beam beyond red line will
   require Crew Savers (self inflating life jacket)
• Additional requirements will be in accordance with the requirements   14
   of Permit to Work or Task Based Risk Assessment.
7. Health Safety and Environment
Health Safety and Environment continued

Permit to Work
• As a basic principle a permit to work is required for any function that is not
   the normal activities carried out at DMSB including vessels, which includes
   maintenance activities. Work permits will be issued and controlled by DMSB
   management team and clarification as to whether a permit is required
   should be addressed to the management team. Permits can be collected at
   Security Guardhouse. Provisions will be in place to email vessels.
Traffic and Pedestrian Management
• Drivers should follow instructions from the supervisor of the particular area
   to which they are delivering / collecting, with a maximum speed of
• Pedestrians are to use walkways unless impeded by operations
• External (DPC) - Constant siren within East Arm Wharf
• Personnel at DMSB on hearing siren should proceed to the nearest muster
   point location, and await further instruction from DMSB fire wardens. DMSB
   management team will liaise with the master of vessels moored at MSB as
   to the nature of the incident and any required actions.

7. Health Safety and Environment
Individual Responsibilities
• It is expected that individuals working with DMSB will behave in a
   responsible manner conducting their activities safely and with due care
   to the environment and others working within DMSB. Whilst all
   activities are carried out under a range of controls there may be
   occasions that additional risks are identified, these should be reported
   immediately to the person in charge of that operation or the DMSB
   management team. In extreme cases all personnel are permitted to
   STOP THE JOB if they consider it warranted by the safety or
   environmental risk.
Spill response
• DMSB will have a spill container on site
• Bunded areas, 2 x 225m2, are available to contain waste and
   dangerous goods. Correct segregation of DG’s is the responsibility of
   the stevedores. These areas are only to be used in the event of leakage
   with disposal costs born by operator

8. Traffic Management Plan

1.      Introduction
• The Darwin Marine Supply Base traffic Management Plan (TMP)
   considers the traffic management issues that are unique to East
   Arm wharf and Marine Supply Base Location. This plan was
   devised in consultation with ASCO Australia’s management and
   Darwin Port Corporation (DPC).
• A detailed traffic management plan diagram will be distributed
   prior to the opening of the MSB
• Exclusion zones are to be established around cranes and forklift
   operations as required to prevent persons from entering the
   area and being injured by falling or moving materials. The size
   of the exclusion zone should be based on a written assessment
   & hazard plan. Where the exclusion zone requires closure of a
   pedestrian walkway, approval must be obtained from MSB
   management in consultation with the HSEQ Advisor, and persons
   should be safely directed to an alternative walkway
• Mobile crane movements must utilise a spotter when moving
   from one work area to another.
8. Traffic Management Plan
Driver & Vehicle Conditions
• All high risk plant, as required by the Work Health & Safety Act and
   Regulations, must be maintained and register available for inspection
• All operators, as required by the Work Health & Safety Act and
   Regulations, are to be licensed
• All operators, as required by any regulatory requirement, are to be
• Any vehicle found to be not complying with regulatory requirements
   will be refused access to the Marine Supply Base
• Vehicle and plant operators must obey any line markings, signage and
   changes to the traffic conditions within the Marine Supply Base at all
• Vehicles and plant operators must not exceed the designated speed
   limits at any time within the Marine Supply Base 10kph
• Vehicles and plant must remain on specified road ways and wharf areas
   unless directed otherwise when moving around within the Marine
   Supply Base.
• Triples permitted on site only after approval from MSB Management.
• Single trailers only into laydown area behind warehouse

8. Traffic Management Plan
•   Barricading of work area must not intrude on pedestrian
•   Vehicles, plant and equipment must not obstruct the pedestrian
•   Vehicles, plant and equipment must not obstruct the designated
    roadways at any time
•   Vehicles shall not be left unattended, unless parked in a
    specified area or in the event of an emergency
•   Vehicles and plant shall have flashing beacons while operating
    within the Marine Supply Base
•   Where required by the law, seatbelts shall be fitted to all
    vehicles and be used at all times when the vehicle is moving,
    including high risk plant
•   Wide or long loads that would generally require an escort must
    only travel alone through the workplace where approval from
    the Marine Supply Base Management Group has been granted
    and a risk assessment and hazard plan has been approved by the
    HSEQ Advisor. A separate wide load entrance is at northern end
    of MSB, 10m wide
8. Traffic Management Plan
•   All operators/drivers of vehicles are to abide by the speed limits
    indicated and any other requirement of this TMP.
•   Any vehicle or plant operators suspected of being under the
    influence of alcohol or other drugs will be escorted from the
    Marine Supply Base (not in vehicle) by their own free will or if
    required police will be called for assistance,
•   All drivers entering or exiting the Marine Supply Base must not
    drive or tow a vehicle carrying a load that is; not properly
    secured, causes the vehicle or trailer to be unstable, or
    protrudes in a way that could be dangerous or cause
    obstructions, including wire slings
•   OVERTAKING of any vehicle within the Marine Supply Base is
•   No mobile phones are to be used while driving.
•   Contractors are to follow all directions given by Marine Supply
    Base induction host
•   All incidents must be reported to MSB supervisor, Manager or
    site security personnel as soon as practical
•   All personnel must have a valid business reason to enter the
    Marine Supply Base                                                 20
8. Traffic Management Plan
• Examples of signs that may be displayed applicable to the task
   during any operation within ASCO Australia controlled sites are:
        • Speed Limits MSB 10 Kph
        • Forklifts in use
        • Exit only, Enter Only
        • No Parking
        • No Entry
        • No Smoking
        • Stop
        • Give way
        • Danger
        • Sound horn
        • Minimum PPE Restricted access

A detailed map will be issued of traffic flow once line marking is
9. Waste Management

•   It is the responsibility of the Stevedores/Agents/Shipping
    Companies to dispose of their waste off site whether it is from
    the vessel or generated alongside or on the wharf ie Ships
    empty drums/paper cups/pallets/rope etc
•   Before and after checks will be made on the berths and
    surrounding areas.
•   Any clean up required will be the responsibility of the
    Stevedores/Agents/Shipping Companies
•   Any disposal thereafter will be charged
•   Bunded area is available for leaking waste. Clean up of bunded
    area will be the responsibility of Stevedores/Agents/Shipping
    Companies, including associated costs

10. Emergency Response
• All personnel must at all times take every precaution to prevent danger and
    minimise risk to personnel, property and the environment within the DMSB.
• The DMSB Emergency Response Plan applies to all potential emergencies
    associated with operational activates within and adjacent to the DMSB with the
    exception of:
•         Vessel collision/grounding (inform DPC)
• Roles and Responsibilities
• In the event of an emergency incident the level of MSB managerial involvement
    will depend upon a number of factors including but not limited to:
          • The type of emergency
          • The location of emergency;
          • The parties involved/affected; and
          • The potential for the emergency to escalate.
• Marine Supply Base Management Team:
• Adopts the role of Incident Control team. Generally will be the first point of
    contact to be advised of an incident. They should then use their judgment to
    decide the actual or potential severity of the incident and inform DPC and
• Marine Supply Base Security Personnel:
• Provides assistance and back up to the Control team as required or requested.
10. Emergency Response
• In an emergency advise your supervisor and workmates in vicinity
• Notify MSB Security who in turn notify MSB Management
• Emergency Services
• East Arm Wharf Port Security

Incident Control MSB:
• Acting as the single point of control during and after an emergency;
• Ensuring that a log of events is maintained to aid investigation,
• Liaising with the Emergency Services, Local Authorities,
• Government Agencies and Specialist Contractors;

Fire/Marine Supply Base Evacuation
• MSB Security personnel will advice DPC
• Keep calm
• On hearing the DPC alarm proceed to Muster point
• Do not leave the Muster point until all clear given
10. Emergency Response

•     Muster Points

    Point 1

                         Muster Point

10. Emergency Response
•   In the event of a Third Party Contractor or other parties being
    involved in an accident whilst working within the Marine Supply
    Base the following action should be taken:-
•   Each operational workplace is to have a trained First-Aider on site;
    in the event of an accident it will initially be their responsibility to
    assess the extent of the injury and administer first-aid as required.
•   The First-Aider should then report the accident to MSB Security
    who in turn will advise the MSB Management Team
•   If the casualty's injuries appear to be serious or fatal the
    Management Team lead by the Managing Director will inform NT
    WorkSafe and Stakeholders as required. PFSO will inform DPC PFSO
    and Darwin Port Corporation Emergency Control Room
•   In the case of a fatality, The PFSO and security personnel will raise
    Security to appropriate level informing Darwin Port Corporation
    PFSO and DPC emergency control room and close/secure all
    entrances Access to emergency services and investigation team
    only. Arrange additional Security Guard as required to secure
    location. In the event of Media interest, if they get in touch they
    should be told to contact the Police in the first instance. Under no
    circumstances should the media be spoken to or admitted to the
    site until the Managing Director has given permission for them to do
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10. Emergency Response
Environmental Emergencies
The term “environmental impact” is a negative change to the
environment that may occur during release causing serious effects
to marine life, ground contamination, and /or harm to human well-
being. In the event of a spillage being discovered all Marine Supply
Base personnel/contractors shall take all emergency action to
minimise the effects of the spill, (including deployment of booms,
drain covers etc).
The MSB Management team, NT EPA and DPC Emergency Control
Room will be advised of the spill.
All personnel operating within the Marine Supply Base have a duty
of care to react to all spills within MSB boundaries.
Spills to sea is the responsibility of DMSB/Darwin Port Corporation,
all spills to sea involving MSB activities notification must be given
immediately to DPC Emergency Control Room in order to activate
DMSB/DPC spills response procedure.
A spill on land of no more than 50 litres, which is unlikely to cause
ground contamination that can be dealt with immediately by
utilising Spill response unit without assistance from other areas.
Costs of clean up to be borne by operator.                            27
10. Emergency Response
Other emergencies - Explosives, Hazardous & Radioactive
• An incident (such as a fire or similar), involving any of the
  above substances within the Marine Supply Base has the
  potential to escalate in terms of severity and scale very
  quickly. It is virtually inevitable that the Emergency Services
  and other official organisations NT WorkSafe, DPC, Office of
  Transport Security) will become directly involved in the
  control of the incident at an early stage.
• Details of cargo being discharged and loaded must be
  communicated to the MSB Team, manifests must be provided
• Safety Data Sheets must be available for products being
  discharged and loaded that fall within the IMDG Code
Severe Weather
• Contractors working on site are to follow there own
  procedures. MSB will be guided by the DPC in cases of
  Cyclonic activity
11. Rock Load Out - Berth 1
•   Berth 1 will be used for approximately 7 months from end of June
•   24 hour ops
•   Dust mitigation measures, water cart and water cannon, will be in
    place and will be monitored
•   Truck entry is via the roadway bordering DMSB and Patrick yard
•   A temporary fence will be erected at the 105m mark – total berth
    length required is 110m. Access is available to Berth 1 if a bollard is
    required to be used
•   Once RLO is completed remedial work to commence to make berth
    available for use – 2 months, berth available for water and fuel
•   Side Stone Dumping Vessel will make 2-3 trips in a 24 hour period
    loading 10,000t to 15000t of rock per day, The SSDV has a total of 8
    bays, 4 located on each side. The excavators will each load one bay at
    a time, being the first and the third bay. Once loaded the SSDV will
    move forward one bay to allow the excavators to load bay’s 2 and 4.
    Upon completion of loading bay’s 1 through 4, the SSDV will turn
    around to enable the excavators to repeat the process as described
    before and subsequently load bay’s 5 to 8.
12. General
•   Shift reports to be sent to DMSB so KPI’s can be recorded and verified
•   Manifest to be provided for inwards/outwards cargo and will include
    m3 and tonnes for each lift
•   Ablutions block located opposite centre of berth 2 in front of
•   Fire hydrant and water outlet between ablution block and warehouse
•   Water bubbler at ablutions block
•   Emergency eye wash station located inside warehouse, to the right on
    entrance, facing berths
•   Water stand pipe provided by DMSB – hoses by vessel/agent or
    stevedore. Spare hoses held by DMSB but will be charged for use
•   Bunkering provided by Interteq
•   Laydown area storage recorded daily and verified with Stevedores
•   No fishing at the DMSB
•   Application for Section 15 in progress
•   DAFF approved as 21.1 site. Items requiring further processing moved
    to QAP 1.1 or 1.3 site
•   Distance from outside fender to capping beam is 1.6m
12. General

•   Capping beam width 2.5m – fender to edge of capping beam 4.1m
•   Capping beam height from low water 9.5m
•   Crane outriggers or tracks not to be placed on capping beam without
    prior approval of MSB Management
•   Bunded area incline – 6.25deg 1 in 16 ratio
•   Demarcation line 1m from wharf edge
•   Wide load gate 10m wide. Only MSB Security can open. Wide loads
    require 24 hours notice
•   Security guardhouse roof height – 4.5m
•   Access Channel is dredged to -7.7CD
•   Swing Basin is dredged to -7.7CD
•   Berth1 is dredged to -8.7CD
•   Berths 2 & 3 are dredged to -7.7CD

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