STS operation is the transfer of cargo between seagoing ships positioned alongside each other, either while stationery or underway. Cargoes typically transferred via STS method includes crude oil, liquiefied gas (LPG or LNG), bulk cargo and petroleum products. One vessel will act as the terminal whilst the other one will moor. The receiving ship is called the Daughter Vessel and the delivering vessel is called Mother Vessel.
But all this comes at a cost of high environmental pollution and fire risk as chances of leakage in operation is always there in open sea when ship is not moored or it is moving.
In view of that, MFI Marine STS operations are conducted by highly trained and experienced professionals, and comply with local statutory law and in accordance of the international guidelines set out by OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum), SIGTTO (Society of Gas Tanker and Terminal Operator), ICS (International Chamber of Shipping) and MARPOL (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) as we do not compromise on safety.