Bunkering Checklist

The Safety of Operations requires that all questions be answered affirmatively. In the case of a negative answer, the fueling operation shall not be carried out without the permission of the Harbour Master.

No fuel is to be transferred until this form is completed in its entirety. The completed copy must be emailed to the Harbour Master (harbourmaster@rupertport.com) within 48 hours of completion of this operation.

Has the Harbour Master’s Office been advised of transfer?

Are vessels securely moored/anchored?

Are emergency towing lines/wire rigged?

Is there a spill response plan?

Has containment boom equipment been deployed?

1. Bunkers to be transferred

Fuel Oil

Gas Oil/Diesel

Lube Oil in Bulk

2. Bunker Tanks to be loaded

3. Checks Prior to Berthing/Transfer

The barge has obtained the necessary permissions to go alongside receiving ship

The fenders have been checked, are in good order and there is no possibility of metal to metal contact

Adequate electrical insulating means are in place in the barge-to-ship connection

All bunker hoses are in good condition and are appropriate for the service intended

The barge is securely moored

There is a safe means of access between the ship and barge

Effective communications have been established between Responsible Officers

There is an effective watch on board the barge and on the ship receiving bunkers

Fire hoses and fire-fighting equipment on board the barge and ship are ready for immediate use

All scuppers are effectively plugged. Temporarily removed scupper plugs will be monitored at all times. Drip trays are in position on decks around connections and bunker tank vents

Initial line up has been checked and unused bunker connections are blanked and fully bolted

The transfer hose is properly rigged and fully bolted and secured to manifolds on the ship and barge

Overboard valves connected to the cargo system, engine room bilges and bunker lines are closed and sealed

All cargo and bunker hatch lids are closed

Bunker tank contents will be monitored at regular intervals

There is a supply of oil spill clean-up material readily available for immediate use

The main radio transmitter aerials are earthed and radars are switched off

Fixed VHF/UHF transceivers and AIS equipment are on the correct power mode or switched off

Smoking rooms have been identified and smoking restrictions are being observed

Naked light regulations are being observed

All external doors and ports in the accommodation are closed

Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS) for the bunker transfer have been exchanged where requested

The hazards associated with toxic substances in the bunkers being handled have been identified and understood