Cardinal Marine Expert (CME) Services to be engaged as the Third-Party Provider for Duqm Port, contributing their equipment and expertise for handling Ship to Ship (STS) operation alongside and at anchorage. They are a full-service provider equipped with STS gears and bases in UAE at Fujairah, Khorfakkan, Dubai and in Sri Lanka at Trincomalee and Galle and now in Duqm as well.
Their STS service will include: complete STS co-ordination, Yokohama type Fenders and associated mooring equipment, cargo transfer hoses (including LPG), support craft to rig and unrig the fenders. Furthermore, CME is to provide a trained and experienced STS Superintendent for the operation. They will act as Person in Overall Advisory Control (POAC) in line with MARPOL regulations, advising during the berthing and unberthing of vessels and supervising transfers. All operations will be conducted in line with the Ship to Ship Transfer Guide for Petroleum, Chemicals and Liquefied Gases, in a consistently safe and efficient manner.