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					Saudi Aramco 7180 (5/89)
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                                                                                                       1183.215
 SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY (Saudi Aramco)
 GENERAL INSTRUCTION MANUAL                                                              ISSUE DATE        REPLACES
 ISSUING ORG.     TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT                                                  6/1/1997         06/01/1965
 SUBJECT:         TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES IN COMPANY OWNED/                              APPROVAL          PAGE NUMBER
                  LEASED/RENTED MOTOR TRANSPORT VEHICLES                                                      1   OF   20


         CONTENT:
         This instruction outlines general rules and regulations that shall be observed and complied with when
         transporting explosives in Company owned/leased/rented motor transport vehicles.

         Instructions relative to the handling and transporting of explosives in motor transport vehicles owned/leased/
         rented by Service Organizations or Contractors servicing various Departments of the Company, are contained
         in applicable General Instructions of the concerned Department. These, and other related General Instructions
         pertaining to the handling, storage, and transporting of explosives are as follows:

                                    GENERAL
         RESPONSIBLE                INSTRUCTION
         DEPARTMENT                 NUMBER                       TITLE

         MS&T                       355.015            Handling Explosives

         Construction               475.003            Use of Explosives

         Exploration                610.001            Special Regulations for the use of Explosives in SEISMIC
                                                       Operations

         Transportation             1187.215           Transporting Explosives in Company Owned/Leased/Rented
                                                       Marine Craft

         Producing                  1201.001           Special Regulations for the use of Explosives in Producing and
                                                       Drilling Operations

         Aviation                   *                  (Transporting Explosives in Company Owned Aircraft)

         *      Uses International Air Transport Association (I.A.T.A.) regulations related to the carriage of restricted
                articles by air.

         The following is the text of General Instruction No. 1183.215:

                  1        DEFINITION OF EXPLOSIVES
                  2        TYPE OF VEHICLES TO BE USED FOR TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES
                  3        VEHICLE CONDITION & SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
                  4        CONVOY ESCORT/VEHICLE & SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
                  5        DRIVER/RELIEF DRIVER OF EXPLOSIVE-CARRYING VEHICLES
                  6        LOADING AND UNLOADING EXPLOSIVE CARRYING VEHICLES & SUPPLEMENT
                           NO. 3
                  7        TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES & SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
                  8        VEHICLE CHECK LIST - TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES & FORM ARAMCO-5360

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                  LEASED/RENTED MOTOR TRANSPORT VEHICLES                                                          2   OF   20


                  9        FIRE/ACCIDENT/BREAKDOWN/DAMAGED CONTAINERS/MISSING CONTAINERS-
                           INSTRUCTIONS, & SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

         FORWARD:              The prevention of accidents in the handling and transport of explosives is a result of careful
                               planning and observance of the best known practices. Those handling and transporting
                               explosives must remember that they are dealing with a powerful force and that various
                               devices and methods have been developed to assist them in directing this force. They
                               should realize that this force, if misdirected, may either kill or injure both them and their
                               fellow workers/citizens.

         WARNING:              All explosives are dangerous and must be handled with care either by or under the direction
                               of competent experienced persons. It is the responsibility of all persons who handle
                               explosives to know and to follow all approved safety procedures.

         It is obviously impossible to include warnings or approved methods for every conceivable situation. A list of
         instructions to aid in avoiding the more common causes of accidents is set forth herein.

                            WHEN IN DOUBT, CONSULT THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.

         1.0      DEFINITION OF EXPLOSIVES :
                  The word EXPLOSIVES as used in this Instruction, covers only the following specific hazardous
                  materials:

                  1.1      DYNAMITE

                  1.2      NITRO CARBO NITRATE BLASTING AGENTS (NITRAMON or equivalent)

                  1.3      PRIMERS (For nitro carbo nitrate blasting agents only)

                  1.4      BOOSTERS (For nitro carbo nitrate blasting agents only)

                  1.5      BLASTING CAPS (detonators)

                  1.6      DETONATING FUSES (primacord)

                  1.7      SHAPED CHARGES (oil well perforating charges)

                  1.8      AMMONIUM NITRATE (Fertilizer), if mixed with fuel or diesel oil

                  1.9      UNSTABLE EXPLOSIVES (See Paragraph 2.2 for definition and special handling)



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         2.0      TYPE OF VEHICLES TO BE USED FOR TRANSPORTING
                  EXPLOSIVES :
                  2.1      Explosives, shall be transported in self-powered trucks equipped with cargo carrying bodies and
                           shall be without any trailers, equipped with converter dollies, in tow. Or, they shall be
                           transported in a semitrailer that is towed by a tractor, equipped with a 5th wheel. (See
                           Paragraph 6.2.11, Supplement 1183.215-3, for a list of the most common vehicles used to
                           transport explosives.)

                           2.1.1    The towage of more than one trailer (doubles), using the same tractor, is absolutely
                                    forbidden.
                           2.1.2    The transporting of explosives from or to airfields shall be made in a closed body vehicle.

                  2.2      Unstable Explosives : Liquid nitro-glycerin, desensitized liquid nitro-glycerin, diethylene glycol
                           dinitrate, and other similar unstable explosives, shall be transported in vehicles designated and
                           in accordance with the specific instructions of either the Chief Safety Engineer; Chief Fire
                           Prevention Engineer; or District Safety Engineer, who shall be alerted as far in advance as
                           possible.

         3.0      VEHICLE CONDITION & SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
                  The inspection of vehicle condition as specified in Supplement No. 1183.215-1, and covered in the
                  Vehicle Check List, Form Aramco-5360, shall be performed and/or observed no more than 24 hours
                  before a Company owned/leased/rented vehicle is sent to transport explosives to or from Main and Sub
                  MS&T Storage Magazines.

                  (1)      Between Field/Job Site Sub Magazines And Job Site

                           Vehicles used to transport explosives between Field/Job Site sub magazines and the job site shall
                           be inspected at least once a month. Part I of the "VEHICLE CHECK LIST" Form Aramco-
                           5360, shall be completed to cover this inspection. The Vehicle Check List shall be distributed in
                           accordance with Paragraph 8.4.

                           A.      INSPECTIONS SHALL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH VEHICLE CHECK
                                   LISTS (See paragraph 8 and Form Aramco-5360) developed by the G.O. Transportation
                                   Department and Exploration Department.

                           B.      EXPLORATION ASSIGNED VEHICLES shall be inspected as applicable, by a Senior
                                   Mechanic designated by the Exploration Field Party Chief concerned or by the
                                   Supervisor, Services Unit (Exploration Tool House).




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                           C.      ALL COMPANY OWNED/LEASED/RENTED VEHICLES, OTHER THAN
                                   EXPLORATION ASSIGNED VEHICLES, shall be inspected by the Supervisor,
                                   Automotive Equipment Inspection Section, District Transportation Division, except:

                                   1.     Inspections and Vehicle Check Lists, covering the transporting of explosives from
                                          job site sub storage magazines located in a remote area, where it is impractical to
                                          have the vehicle inspected by District Transportation, shall be completed by the
                                          applicable Job Engineer and Explosives Specialist.

                                   The inspections shall be complied with or observed before loading explosives on the
                                   vehicle.

         4.0      CONVOY ESCORT/VEHICLE & SUPPLEMENT NO. 2:
                  Explosive-carrying vehicles, travelling on streets, paths, or roads used by the public, shall be escorted
                  by a IX vehicle driven by a competent employee delegated by his supervisor. The qualifications,
                  requirements, and functions of the Convoy Escort/Vehicle that shall be complied with or observed are
                  contained in Supplement No. 1183.215-2.

         5.0      DRIVER/RELIEF DRIVER OF EXPLOSIVE-CARRYING VEHICLES :
                  5.1      The driver and relief driver shall be: fully qualified; physically fit; careful; reliable; well rested;
                           safety conscious, practicers of extremely good safety habits; and shall be licensed to operate and
                           thoroughly familiar with the vehicle.

                  5.2      The driver and relief driver shall be able to read, interpret, and obey the standard traffic signs,
                           traffic regulations, and company instructions (in Arabic or English) related to the handling and
                           transporting of cargo, particularly explosives.

                           5.2.1     The English literacy requirement shall be waived in the case of exploration drivers until
                                     they acquire such proficiency.

                  5.3      The Driver and Relief Driver shall have completed the District Fire Training course and shall
                           take a refresher course at least once a year.

                  5.4      In the event Contract drivers are called upon to transport explosives in a Company owned/
                           leased/rented vehicle, special attention shall be made to determine that they meet the
                           qualifications mentioned above.




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         6.0      LOADING AND UNLOADING EXPLOSIVE-CARRYING VEHICLES &
                  SUPPLEMENT NO. 3:
                  The regulations, specifications, and precautions contained in Supplement 1183.215-3, shall be
                  complied with or observed when loading explosives onto and when unloading them from vehicles.

         7.0      TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES & SUPPLEMENT NO. 4:
                  The regulations and precautions contained in Supplement 1183.215-4 shall be complied with or
                  observed during the transport of explosives.

         8.0      VEHICLE CHECK LIST - TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES & FORM
                  ARAMCO - 5360:
                   Refer to Form Aramco-5360, "VEHICLE CHECK LIST - TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES".

                  8.1      Preparation:

                           8.1.1   The VEHICLE CHECK LIST shall be prepared and completed, and all applicable items
                                   complied with, prior to making any delivery of explosives in a Company owned/leased/
                                   rented vehicle to or from Main and Sub MS&T Explosive Storage Magazines. (See
                                   General Instruction No. 355.015, Supplement No. -10.)
                                    8.1.1.1       See paragraph 3.C.1 for instructions governing the preparation of the
                                                  VEHICLE CHECK LIST in remote areas.
                                    8.1.1.2       VEHICLE CHECK LISTS are not required covering the transport of
                                                  explosives between Field or Job Site sub storage magazines and job Site
                                                  locations except as covered in Paragraph 3.(1).
                           8.1.2   Two copies of the VEHICLE CHECK LIST shall be completed and signed, as
                                   applicable.

                  8.2      Multiple Deliveries:

                           8.2.1   In the event a vehicle unit is used for multiple deliveries during the same day, the
                                   VEHICLE CHECK LIST shall be completed in its entirety for the first delivery.
                                   Subsequent deliveries during that day require only the completion of Part IV of
                                   additional vehicle check lists, as required.

                  8.3      Night Travel Approval:

                           8.3.1   Written approval of the applicable Department Head is required prior to transporting
                                   explosives at night except where shipment would originate in a remote or camp site area,
                                   in which case verbal approval of the Department Head will suffice.


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                  8.4      Distribution:

                           8.4.1   The original of the VEHICLE CHECK LIST Shall be turned over to the MS&T/Camp
                                   Site/Job Site Explosives Specialist, as applicable, who in turn shall forward it, as
                                   applicable, to:
                                     8.4.1.1   For Hauls Using Exploration Assigned Vehicles:
                                               Supervisor, Exploration Services Unit
                                               Room-2004, DHAHRAN

                                     8.4.1.2   For All Other Hauls
                                                Superintendent, Transportation Division
                                                Box 61, DHAHRAN
                           8.4.2   The duplicate copy of the VEHICLE CHECK LIST shall be carried in the cab of the
                                   explosive-carrying vehicle throughout the duration of the journey.

         9.0      FIRE/ACCIDENT/BREAKDOWN/DAMAGED CONTAINERS/MISSING
                  CONTAINERS-INSTRUCTIONS:
                  The regulations and precautions contained in Supplement 1183.215-5 shall be complied with or
                  observed in the event of Fire/Accident/Breakdown/Damaged Containers, as applicable.




         Approved:
         Manager, Transportation Department.




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   SUPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-1
          SUPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-1
                                                       VEHICLE CONDITION

         In accordance with Paragraph 3 of General Instruction 1183.215, the following inspections, covered in Part I of
         the Vehicle Check List (Form Aramco-5360), shall be complied with or observed before loading explosives on
         Company owned/leased/rented vehicles:

                  3.1      Electrical:

                           3.1.1   All electrical wiring shall be completely insulated and securely fastened, to prevent short
                                   circuits or sparks.
                           3.1.2   The horn, headlights, tail lights, and red blinker light (if equipped) shall be in proper
                                   operating condition.

                  3.2      Fuel System:

                           3.2.1   Fuel tank(s) and feed lines shall be tight and without leaks. Fuel tanks shall have
                                   expansion space, therefore, they shall not be filled to the top.
                                     3.2.1.1    All vehicles used to transport explosives shall be serviced with fuel and oil
                                                before explosives are loaded.

                  3.3      Tires And Wheels:

                           3.3.1   * Tires shall be checked for defects, proper inflation, valve leaks, and for foreign objects
                                      imbedded in tire. Tread configuration shall be visible on all tires.
                           3.3.2   Verification shall be made to confirm that wheel and axle nuts are in place and tight, and
                                   that the spare tire (s) is securely mounted.

                  3.4      Cleanliness:

                           3.4.1   The chassis, engine, pan, and underneath the body, shall all be reasonably clean and free
                                   from abnormal deposits of grease and oil.
                           3.4.2   The window glass, mirrors, and the vehicle's interior and exterior shall be reasonably
                                   clean.

                  3.5      Truck And Trailer Cargo Beds:

                           3.5.1   Steel or part steel vehicle beds, side racks, tail racks, and stakes shall be covered with
                                   wood, i.e., any steel part that might come in contact with the explosive containers.
                           3.5.2   The vehicle bed shall be in good condition and shall be without holes. There shall not
                                   be any sharp projections inside the cargo bed that might come in contact with the
                                   explosive containers.



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                  LEASED/RENTED MOTOR TRANSPORT VEHICLES                                                           8   OF   20

   SUPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-1
                       Sharp projections such as bolts, screws, nails, broken side panels and stakes, or broken
                       floor beds, shall be eliminated.
                3.5.3 As applicable, verification shall be made to confirm that the tailgate or door is in good
                        operating condition and that it closes securely.

                  3.6      Mechanical And General:

                           3.6.1   The following shall be in good operating condition: Parking and foot brakes, clutch,
                                   transmission, windshield wipers, steering apparatus, axles, wheels, suspension system,
                                   and spark arrestor on exhaust.
                                    3.6.1.1     In the event the parking brake is inoperative and repair thereon cannot be
                                                made within a reasonable length of time, wheel blocks will suffice as an
                                                alternate brake system, when an alternate vehicle is not readily available.
                           3.6.2   Vehicles shall be equipped with inside and/or outside rear view mirrors as determined
                                   necessary by the inspector.
                           3.6.3   If applicable, verification shall be made to determine if the semi-trailer safety cable;
                                   brake system; 5th wheel connection; and tail lights are in good operating condition.

                  3.7      Fire And Safety Items:

                           3.7.1   The vehicle shall be equipped with standard explosive "DANGER" signs (AMS 21-565-
                                   333) and "NO SMOKING" signs (AMS 21-565-616), both in Arabic and English. The
                                   signs shall be securely mounted and displayed on both sides, the front, and on the rear of
                                   the vehicle.
                                    3.7.1.1     When practical, the DANGER and NO SMOKING signs shall be removed
                                                from the vehicle when it is not being used for explosive transport purposes.
                           3.7.2   The vehicle shall be equipped with no less than four fire extinguishers, fully charged; two
                                   30 pound dry chemical units and two 5 gallon water pump units or equal.
                                    3.7.2.1     Preferably, extinguishers should be mounted on both sides of the vehicle,
                                                just forward of the cab doors, or otherwise, on a readily accessible location
                                                on the vehicle.
                           3.7.3   Open bodied vehicles shall be equipped with waterproof and flameproof tarpaulins.
                           3.7.4   The vehicle shall have flying red flags securely mounted on the front and rear.
                           3.7.5   The vehicle shall be equipped with a section of asbestos blanket (AMS 20-532-400) and
                                   a small shovel (AMS 37-115-076) for use in extinguishing fires with sand. The vehicle
                                   shall also be equipped with a suitable number of wood handle mounted red flags for use
                                   in directing traffic in case of emergency.

                                   The above, along with such items as wheel jacks; lug wrenches; wooden wheel blocks;
                                   and if not escorted by a convoy escort vehicle - emergency warning equipment


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   SUPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-1
                       (Specially Fabricated red reflective "Danger" signs in Arabic and English, emergency
                       reflectors or blinkers - AMS 21-555-100), shall be heavily wrapped in tarpaulin or
                       similar material and tightly packed in a plywood container. The plywood container
                       shall be firmly secured somewhere on the vehicle, in a readily accessible location --- as
                       far from where the explosives will be stored, as possible.

                                    3.7.5.1    Other items, such as; Iron bearing metals or tools; carbide; oil; oily rags;
                                               electric storage batteries; acids; flammable substances; oxidizing materials;
                                               or corrosive compounds; --- shall not be carried on the vehicle. Nitro carbo
                                               nitrate (Nitramon or equivalent), although an oxidizing agent, is and
                                               exception and can be carried on the same vehicle with explosives other than
                                               Blasting Caps except as provided for under Supplement 1183.215,
                                               Paragraph 6.2.3.1.
                           3.7.6   A copy of General Instruction 1183.215 and all Supplements shall be carried in the cab
                                   of the vehicle.




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   SUPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-2
         SUPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-2
                                                    CONVOY ESCORT/VEHICLE

         In accordance with Paragraph 4 of General Instruction 1183.215, the following are the qualifications,
         requirements and functions that shall be complied with or observed by the CONVOY ESCORT/VEHICLE:

                  4.1      Convoy Escort Qualifications:

                           4.1.1   The Convoy Escort shall be: a competent employee delegated by his supervisor; be
                                   capable of communicating with the driver and relief driver of the explosive-carrying
                                   vehicle; be thoroughly familiar with the traffic signs and regulations, Company
                                   instructions and safety precautions related to the handling and transporting of cargo,
                                   particularly explosives; and shall be a reliable person who exercises good judgment.
                                    4.1.1.1     The Convoy Escort shall have completed the District Fire Training course
                                                and shall take a refresher course at least once a year.

                  4.2      Convoy Escort Vehicle Inspection:

                           4.2.1   Although the convoy escort vehicle may be used to transport blasting caps or other
                                   small quantities of explosive material, a formal inspection of the vehicle is not required
                                   as is the explosive-carrying vehicle. An inspection, performed by the Convoy Escort,
                                   and covering the applicable requirements and precautions outlined in Supplement
                                   1183.215-1 will suffice.

                  4.3      Fire And Safety Items:

                           4.3.1   The convoy escort vehicle shall be equipped with standard "DANGER" and "NO
                                   SMOKING" signs as outlined in Supplement 1183.215-1 Paragraph 3.7.1.

                                   4.3.1.1    When practical, the DANGER and NO SMOKING signs shall be removed
                                              from the vehicle when it is not being used for explosive transport purposes.

                           4.3.2   The convoy escort vehicle shall be equipped with no less than two fire extinguishers,
                                   fully charged: one 30 pound dry chemical unit and on 5 gallon water pump unit or
                                   equal. (See Paragraph 3.7.2.1 Supplement 1183.215-1 for mounting requirements.)

                           4.3.3   If it carries blasting caps or other small quantities of explosive material, the convoy
                                   escort vehicle shall be equipped with a waterproof and flameproof tarpaulin.

                           4.3.4   The convoy escort vehicle shall have flying red flags securely mounted on the front and
                                   rear.

                           4.3.5   The convoy escort vehicle shall be equipped with specially fabricated red reflective


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                  LEASED/RENTED MOTOR TRANSPORT VEHICLES                                                        11   OF   20

   SUPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-2
                        "DANGER"signs in Arabic and English, with emergency reflectors or blinker lights
                        (AMS 21-555-100), and with wood handle mounted red flags for directing traffic during
                        emergency/breakdown periods.

                           4.3.6   If it carries blasting caps or other small quantities of explosive material, the same
                                   precautions, as outlined in Supplement 1183.215-1 Paragraph 3.7.5, shall be taken
                                   insofar as wrapping and isolating vehicle tools and for eliminating undesirable cargo.

                           4.3.7   A copy of General Instruction 1183.215 and all Supplements shall be carried in the cab
                                   of the vehicle.

                  4.4      Convoy Escort/vehicle Functions:

                           4.4.1   The convoy escort/vehicle shall follow behind the explosive-carrying vehicle
                                   throughout the journey at a distance of approximately 300 feet, unless circumstances
                                   dictate otherwise.

                           4.4.2   The Convoy Escort shall keep the explosive carrying vehicle under constant
                                   surveillance and shall occasionally draw near for a close visual inspection.

                           4.4.3   The Convoy Escort shall be in complete charge of the operation throughout the duration
                                   of the journey. He shall plan the route to be taken and shall schedule the vehicle
                                   inspection check points.

                           4.4.4   Prior to loading and transporting explosives, the Convoy Escort shall confirm that all of
                                   the applicable requirements and precautions itemized on the Vehicle Check List (Form
                                   Aramco-5360) are complied with or observed.

                                   4.4.4.1    It shall be the responsibility of the Supervisor who assigns the driver and
                                              relief driver to the haul to determine whether SAG drivers licenses are valid
                                              or not, and whether they cover the type of vehicle going to be driven.

                           4.4.5   Prior to loading and transporting explosives, the Convoy Escort or a delegated
                                   Department representative shall review with the driver and relief driver of the
                                   explosive-carrying vehicle, all the requirements, procedures, and precautions of General
                                   Instruction 1183.215 and Supplements that are applicable to them insofar as loading,
                                   transporting, unloading, and emergency situations are concerned.

                  4.5      Two Way Mobile Radio Equipment:

                           4.5.1   Convoy escort vehicles may be equipped with two way mobile radio equipment,
                                   however, the Convoy Escort shall be guided by the operating restrictions of this
                                   equipment as referred to in Supplements 1183.215-3 and -4.


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   SUPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-3
         SUPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-3
                              LOADING AND UNLOADING EXPLOSIVE-CARRYING VEHICLES

         In accordance with Paragraph 6 of General Instruction 1183.215, the following regulations, specifications, and
         precautions shall be complied with or observed when LOADING AND UNLOADING EXPLOSIVE-
         CARRYING VEHICLES:

                                           "DO'S and DON'TS" - Instructions and Warnings

                  6.1      General:

                           6.1.1   DON'T smoke or have matches, lighters, or have any source of fire or flame within 100
                                         feet of a storage magazine or an explosive-carrying vehicle.
                           6.1.2   DON'T operate a radio TRANSMITTER within 500 feet of a storage magazine.
                           6.1.3   DON'T use bale hooks or other metal tools when handling explosives.
                           6.1.4   DON'T slide, throw, or drop explosive containers during the process of loading or
                                         unloading. Containers of explosives should be lifted and set down carefully,
                                         however, it is permissible to use conveyor rollers.
                           6.1.5   DON'T load explosives on vehicles without having a signed "VEHICLE CHECK
                                         LIST" Form Aramco-5360, covering the inspection of the vehicle within the
                                         previous 24 hour period, and whereon all applicable requirements have been
                                         complied with.
                           6.1.6   DON'T load explosives on pole trailers or on to more than one semi-trailer pulled by
                                         the same tractor. (See Paragraph 2 of General Instruction 1183.215 and
                                         Supplement 1183.215-3 Paragraph 6.2.11 for types of vehicles to be transport
                                         explosives.)
                           6.1.7   DON'T        leave the vehicle intended during the loading or unloading process.
                           6.1.8   DON'T        load onto or unload explosives from a vehicle with the motor running.
                           6.1.9   DON'T start the motor if there are explosives stacked in the near area surrounding the
                                         vehicle. (Sparks of hot gases from the exhaust pipe may ignite explosives.)
                           6.1.10 DO            stack explosive containers on level ground and stack them low, for stability,
                                                when unloading the vehicle.

                  6.2      Loading/Unloading Explosives:

                           6.2.1   DON'T load onto or unload explosives form a vehicle unless the hand brake is securely
                                         set and the clutch is engaged.
                                      6.2.1.1      In the event the hand brake is inoperative, wheels shall be blocked to
                                                   prevent movement.


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                         6.2.1.2                 Wheels shall be blocked on all semi-trailers even though the tractor hand
                                                 brakes are operative and securely set.
                           6.2.2   DON'T load explosives on a vehicle that is carrying items not necessary for the
                                         transportation of explosives except as noted in Paragraph 6.2.2.1. (See
                                         Supplement No. 1183.215-1 Paragraph 3.7.5. and 3.7.5.1).
                                    6.2.2.1      Bedrolls and personal gear may be carried on the vehicle transporting
                                                 explosives provided they are not hazardous in nature.
                           6.2.3   DON'T load BLASTING CAPS onto the same vehicle with DETONATING FUSES
                                         and OTHER EXPLOSIVES when the shipment is to made TO or FROM a
                                         MAIN or SUB MS&T STORAGE MAGAZINE.
                                    6.2.3.1      Blasting caps may be transported on the same vehicle with other explosives
                                                 when the cargo is to be transported from a field camp site or job site sub
                                                 magazine and is intended for prompt use at the job site. However, all of the
                                                 following requirements shall be complied with before doing so:
                                               1.     The quantity of caps and other explosives that are to be transported
                                                      together shall be limited to requirements for a single job when the job
                                                      site is approximately 50 kilometers or less from the sub storage
                                                      magazine, or for job sites located a greater distance, the quantity may
                                                      be increased to cover requirements for 2 to 3 days.
                                               2.     Separate storage compartments for the blasting caps and for other
                                                      explosives shall be provided. The compartments shall be separated
                                                      sufficiently to protect the explosives from possible blasting cap
                                                      explosion.     These compartments shall be lined with some soft
                                                      material such as wood or rubber. If detonating fuses are carried, they
                                                      shall be carried in the "other explosive" compartment. Vehicle
                                                      magazines shall remain locked at all times when not in use.
                                               3.     The explosives are transported in the manufacturer's container, or
                                                      equivalent, for the type of explosives to be transported.
                                               4.     The route to be travelled shall not include a main road.


                           6.2.4   DON'T load explosives onto vehicles unless they are packed in the Manufacture's
                                         container, or equivalent. ALL EXPLOSIVES shall be packed in authorized
                                         I.C.C. or Aramco specification shipping containers.
                           6.2.5   DO         inspect every explosive container loaded or unloaded to detect possible
                                              damage. Damaged containers shall not be loaded.
                           6.2.6   DO         load explosive containers on a vehicle whereby the long and short dimensions
                                              of the container are interchanged in alternate rows.
                           6.2.7   DO         load explosive containers level over the entire cargo bed.


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                6.2.8 DON'T stack explosive containers higher than the stakes, side racks, tail racks, or
                             tailgates on opened bodied vehicles.
                           6.2.9   DO       load explosive containers within the horizontal outline of open bodied
                                            vehicles. Containers shall not project or overhang beyond this outline.
                           6.2.10 DO        brace explosive containers so as to prevent independent motion when the
                                            vehicle is moving.
                           6.2.11 DO        confirm that the payload capacity of the vehicle is not exceeded. Aramco
                                            recommended maximum payload for vehicles normally used for hauling
                                            explosives are listed below. Refer to General Instruction Supplement No.
                                            1130.013-1 for payload capacities not listed.
                                                                                   Maximum Payload Capacity
                                   Kenworth 851, Bobtail Flatbed                         10,000Ibs.
                                   Kenworth 854, Bobtail Flatbed                         20,000Ibs.
                                   Dodge/Fargo W-500 (Stake)                             10,000Ibs.
                                   Dodge/Fargo W-300 (Stake)                              3,500Ibs.
                                   Dodge/Fargo W-300 (Express)                            3,500lbs.
                                   Semi-Trailer, 20 Ton (Short Bed)                      36,000Ibs.
                                   Semi-Trailer, 30 Ton                                  60,000Ibs.
                                   Semi-Trailer, 40 Ton                                  80,000Ibs.

                           6.2.12 DO        cover explosive containers ready for transport on an open bodied vehicle, with
                                            waterproof and flameproof tarpaulins for protection from sparks, hot sun, rain,
                                            moisture, and fire igniting items that may accidentally be thrown or blown on
                                            the vehicle by passing motorists, pedestrians, or from surrounding industrial
                                            sites.
                           6.2.13 DO        close and securely fasten any tailboard, tailgate, or door prior to transit.




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   UPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-4
         UPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-4
                                                     TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES

         In accordance with Paragraph 7 of General Instruction 1183.215, the following regulations and precautions
         shall be complied with or observed when TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES:

                                            "DO'S and DON'TS" - Instructions and Warnings

                  7.1      General:

                           7.1.1   DO           make deliveries only to authorized persons and only to authorized storage
                                                magazines or approved temporary storage or handling areas.
                           7.1.2   DO           transport explosives without unnecessary delay, from and including the time of
                                                commencement of the loading of the cargo until its final discharge at
                                                destination.
                                      7.1.2.1      Short smoking breaks, refreshment stops, or rest stops are permitted,
                                                   however, they should be combined with vehicle inspection stops whenever
                                                   practical.
                           7.1.3   DON'T allow unauthorized or unnecessary persons on the vehicle.
                                      7.1.3.1      A driver and a relief driver are both required and are the only persons
                                                   authorized on explosive-carrying vehicles. The relief driver shall always
                                                   ride in the cab and shall be capable of operating the vehicle should the
                                                   driver become incapacitated.
                           7.1.4   DON'T smoke in or around explosive-carrying vehicles
                                      7.1.4.1      The Convoy Escort shall collect all cigarettes, tobacco, matches, pipes,
                                                   lighters, (including his own), and place them in a closed sack or container.
                                                   He shall carry the container in the glove compartment of his vehicle.
                                                   Smoking shall be done at a distance not less than 100 feet from explosive-
                                                   carrying vehicles.
                                                    7.1.4.1.1   In the event the explosive-carrying vehicle is to travel unac-
                                                                companied (See Supplement 1183.215-3 Paragraph 6.2.3.1
                                                                for type of situation), the Camp site/Job site Explosives Spe-
                                                                cialist shall collect these items and place them in a closed sack
                                                                or container and shall put them in the glove compartment of
                                                                the vehicle.
                           7.1.5   DO           before starting the trip, review the emergency instructions outlined in
                                                Supplement 1183.215-5.
                           7.1.6   DON'T carry any explosives or heavy portable items in the vehicle cab.
                           7.1.7   DO           account for all explosives transported. Load shall be counted and checked after


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                                              loading and after unloading to detect any missing containers. The appropriate
                                              authorities shall be notified immediately of any missing items.
                           7.1.8   DON'T permit firearms or ammunition to be carried in or around explosive-carrying
                                         vehicles or storage magazines.

                  7.2      Travelling:

                           7.2.1   DO         obey all traffic laws and traffic signs. Approach railroads, blind hills, and
                                              intersections with caution.
                           7.2.2   DON'T exceed 35 miles or 60 kilometers per hour.
                           7.2.3   DON'T transport explosives in other than daylight hours.
                                    7.2.3.1      Travel at night is only permitted in the case of extreme emergencies, and
                                                 then only when the applicable Department Head has given approval before-
                                                 hand for each specific trip.
                           7.2.4   DO         travel with the vehicle headlights on at all times, including stops. Both the
                                              explosive-carrying and the convoy escort vehicles shall always travel with
                                              their headlights on, and if equipped, shall have red blinker lights operating
                                              throughout the trip.
                                    7.2.4.1      Explosive-carrying vehicles travelling at night shall be equipped with red
                                                 blinker lights.
                           7.2.5   DO         travel with the plywood container (referred to in Supplement 1183.215-1
                                              Paragraph 3.7.5) unlocked, but firmly closed, in order that the apparatus
                                              contained therein shall be readily available.
                           7.2.6   DO         avoid stating trips in rain or sand storms.
                           7.2.7   DO         maintain a distance of approximately 300 feet between explosive-carrying
                                              vehicles traveling in a convoy to reduce possibilities of a collision as well as to
                                              permit other traffic the opportunity to pass safely.
                           7.2.8   DON'T drive explosive-carrying vehicles through cities, towns, or villages. This is
                                         specifically prohibited by the Ministry of Defence Regulations and in our
                                         guarantee to the Saudi Arabian Government. Routes passing through such
                                         areas shall be by-passed by the most least populated or congested alternative.
                                         Routes should be pre-planned before each trip.
                                    7.2.8.1      Explosives transported to or from the Dhahran Reclamation Yard Storage
                                                 Magazine shall be transported via the back gate/road that leads to the
                                                 Dhahran/Abqaiq road.
                                    7.2.8.2      When necessary, the Convoy Escort may take a vehicle carrying blasting
                                                 caps to a Camp Main Gate, but shall not take the vehicle inside the Camp
                                                 fence under this condition at this point.



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   UPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-4
           7.3 Stops:

                           7.3.1   DON'T park closer than one kilometer near such places as restaurants, garages, filling
                                         stations, or congested areas, unless it cannot be avoided.
                                    7.3.1.1      Refueling Enroute: When necessary, refueling shall be done at least one
                                                 kilometer from any building or inhabited area. Refueling shall be
                                                 accomplished by either gravity or by hand operated pumps. The vehicles
                                                 motor and electrical system shall be turned off and the gear engaged during
                                                 refueling operations.
                           7.3.2   DON'T leave explosives in the vehicle overnight without the presence of a guard.
                           7.3.3   DO         keep the vehicle under constant surveillance when stops are made.
                           7.3.4   DO         set the hand brake and engage the clutch at all stops. In the event the hand
                                              brake is inoperative, wheels shall be blocked. Wheels shall be blocked,
                                              regardless, on all semi-trailers.
                           7.3.5   DON'T transfer explosives from one container to another or from one vehicle to
                                         another on any public highway, street, or road except in case of an emergency;
                                         and then only after setting out red emergency reflectors, light, and flags as
                                         prescribed in Supplement 1183.215-5, Paragraph 9.1
                           7.3.6   DO         stop for periodic visual inspections of the vehicle during the journey. The
                                              inspection shall include: cargo, foreign objects that may have accidently been
                                              thrown on the tarpaulin, tires and wheels; fuel; and the trailer brake system, as
                                              applicable. Stops shall be made at reasonable intervals, but not longer than
                                              every two hours.




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   SUPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-5
         SUPPLEMENT NO. 1183.215-5
               FIRE/ACCIDENT/BREAKDOWN/DAMAGED & MISSING CONTAINERS - INSTRUCTIONS

         In accordance with Paragraph 9 of General Instruction 1183.215, the following regulations and precautions
         shall be complied with or observed in the event of FIRE/ACCIDENT/BREAKDOWN/DAMAGED
         CONTAINERS/MISSING CONTAINERS:

                                           "DO'S and DON'TS" - Instructions and Warnings

                  9.1      In All Cases:

                           9.1.1   DO      if time and the situation permits, send the driver and relief driver immediately
                                           along with applicable emergency warning equipment, to a safe distance to the
                                           front and rear of the vehicle with instructions to stop all on coming traffic until
                                           the "All Clear" signal or verbal O.K. is given by the Convoy Escort. The first
                                           responsibility of those involved in transporting or convoying explosives to the
                                           public.
                           9.1.2   DO      take special effort to remove the vehicle to a place where the hazards of the
                                           explosives being transported may be provided against. If possible, the vehicle
                                           should be driven on the shoulder of the road, or off into a secluded area,
                                           preferably behind hills or rock formations.
                           9.1.3   DO      when time permits and by relay methods if necessary, contact the nearest District
                                           Main Gate giving them the details of the situation, persons to contact, the amount
                                           and type of supplies or equipment that is required, the approximate location of
                                           the incident, and any other information that may be considered necessary.

                  9.2      In Case Of Fire:

                           9.2.1   DON'T fight fires after they have come in contact with explosives. No person is
                                         expected to risk his personal safety;. Remove all personnel to a distance of not
                                         less than 1,500 feet and seek cover for protection against blast effect and
                                         missles.
                                    9.2.1.1      Every effort shall be made to control or extinguish vehicle fires during the
                                                 early; stages and before the fire has extended to the explosive cargo.
                           9.2.2   DO         take every practical effort to give warning of the danger of explosion to
                                              habitants in the vicinity and to other users of the highway. The area should be
                                              guarded against intruders.
                           9.2.3   DO         know the behavior of explosives involved in a fire.
                                    9.2.3.1      Ammonium Nitrate, Nitro Carbo Nitrate and Primacord, when not in a
                                                 mixed load of thigh explosives, burn with intense heat when involved in
                                                 fire. When mixed with high explosives, however, these materials can be
                                                 expected to detonate and add to the total blast damage.


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                         9.2.3.2                  Dynamite, Nitro Carbo Nitrate Primer, Nitro Carbo Nitrate Booster,
                                                  Shaped Charges, and blasting caps can be expected to detonate when
                                                  involved in fire and are subject to mass detonation.
                           9.2.4   DO         attempt to control fires in the engine or fuel system with the Dry Chemical
                                              extinguisher.
                           9.2.5   DO         attempt to control fires in wood or other combustible parts of the vehicle with
                                              the Water extinguisher.
                           9.2.6   DO         attempt to remove tires that are partially on fire.
                                    9.2.6.1       Fires involving tires cannot be adequately controlled with either a dry
                                                  chemical or a water extinguisher. However, they are sufficiently effective
                                                  to cool the tire and to snuff an exposed flame while the tire is being
                                                  removed, if removal is attempted prior to the whole tire being on fire.
                                    9.2.6.2       If practical, an asbestos blanket should be placed over the tire to prevent the
                                                  speeding of flame.
                           9.2.7   DO         attempt to extinguish fires with sand if the dry chemical and water supply is
                                              exhausted.

                  9.3      In Case Of Accident:

                           9.3.1   DOemploy every available means to prevent individuals, other than those employed in
                                   the protection of persons or property or in the removal of hazards or wreckage, from
                                   congregating in the vicinity. Such means shall also be employed to prevent smoking, to
                                   keep flame away, to safeguard against the aggravation of the hazard present, and to warn
                                   other users of the road.
                           9.3.2   DON'T if the explosive-carrying vehicle is entangled with another vehicle or object,
                                         attempt to disengage until the explosives are unloaded and taken a safe
                                         distance away, and kept under guard.
                           9.3.3   DON'T in clearing any wreck involving an explosive-carrying vehicle, use any tools,
                                         devices, or movements that may produce spark or flame.

                  9.4      In Case Of Breakdown:

                           9.4.1   DON'T make any repairs to vehicles loaded with explosives unless they can be made
                                         without hazard. If a hazard exists, the explosives shall be unloaded and taken
                                         a safe distance away, and kept under guard.
                           9.4.2   DON'T take any vehicle loaded with explosives into a garage or gas station area for
                                         repair work.
                           9.4.3   DON'T make any repairs to vehicles loaded with explosives that require the use of a
                                         flame or spark producing tool or device.




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           9.5 In Case Of Damaged Explosive Containers:

                           9.5.1   DO         when it is discovered subsequent to initial loading that an explosive container
                                              is damaged, repair the container, if no hazard exists, using the safest practice
                                              known and available.
                                    9.5.1.1      Repaired containers:
                                                  1. Shall be safe for transportation.

                                                  2. Shall be adequate so they will not contaminate other explosives on
                                                     board.

                                                  3. Shall only be transported to the nearest place at which they may
                                                     safely be disposed of.

                                    9.5.1.2      If in doubt, the damaged container shall be stored under guard pending
                                                 instructions form the Supervisor of the operation.

                  9.6      In Case Of Missing Explosives/containers:

                           9.6.1   DO         Confirm with the ISSUING STORAGE MAGAZINE, the quantity count of
                                              explosives/containers originally loaded onto the vehicle to determine a
                                              possible clerical error.
                           9.6.2   DO         notify the nearest District Main Gate, Immediately, giving them the full
                                              particulars as to: route traveled, stops made in transit; description, amount, and
                                              potential hazard of the explosive (s)/ container(s) missing, and persons to be
                                              notified, e.g. District Safety Engineer, Chief Safety Engineer, Chief Fire
                                              Prevention Engineer, Local Government Relations, and Department Head.
                           9.6.3   DO         retrace the route traveled, immediately, to try and locate the missing
                                              explosives/containers.




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