Maritime transport is often termed as the backbone of globalization. The quick advancement of this multi-complex phenomenon and the respective growth of commerce, have also contributed into a substantial increase in the number of ships operating at sea. In turn, this has the potential to cause a proportional rise in maritime accidents, with negative impacts both to human life and the marine environment. Tankers, as important as they may be for seaborne transportation, are associated with considerable risks because of the nature of the cargoes they carry, with petroleum products standing out. During the transportation task, including the handling of cargo and especially loading/unloading, operations involved must be carried out in a fault-free fashion. "Cutting corners", or oversight of the established safety rules, could form the basis of truly devastating outcomes.