This publication brings together the following texts (resolution A.495(XII)): −− Revised specifications for oil tankers with dedicated clean ballast tanks, including: −− Dedicated clean ballast tank operation procedures −− Agreed interpretations of certain provisions of the revised specifications; −− Standard format for the Dedicated Clean Ballast Tank Operation Manual, including: −− General guidelines for operational procedures −− Checklists for ballasting and deballasting dedicated clean ballast tanks; −− Specimen manual for a tanker operating with dedicated clean ballast tanks.