SAFETY PROCEDURE FOR BUNKERING
- Establish communication between ship and bunkering station / barge.
- Rig fire fighting equipment.
- Position drip trays and save all.
- Plug scuppers.
- Post "No Smoking" and "No Naked Light" signs.
- Closes scuttles, Windows and air conditioning intakes.
- Tie off hose to prevent strain on end fitting.
✔️Vessel and barge are moored securely.
✔️Safe access between ship and bunker barge.
✔️The deck watch is fully briefed.
✔️Emergency shut down procedure is discussed and agreed.
✔️Torches, radios and all other electrical equipment is suitable for Hazardous area operation.
✔️Suitable protective clothing is available and being used.
✔️All personnel involved in the operation are aware of designated escape routes.
✔️Sufficient personnel are retained on board to deal with an emergency.
✔️Bunkering area is adequately lit.
- Take periodic witnessed oil samples.
- Reduce loading rate before topping off.
- Close valves as each tank is loaded.
- Notify bunker station / barge when final tank is being filled.
- Allow sufficient ullage to drain hoses and lines.
✔️Supply line pressure and temperature.
✔️Tank levels, and that adjacent tanks are not being filled.
✔️Bunker tank vent systems.
- Close and blank off manifold.
- Blank off hose before lifting it over the side.
- Unplug scuppers and open drain.
- Drain and stow drip trays.
- mop up any drips and minor spills.
- Send bunker samples for analysis.
✔️All filling valves are closed.
✔️All lines and hoses have been drained and blanked.
✔️All bunker tank vents, sounding tubes, etc., are secured.
✔️All areas are free from oil and all equipment is stowed correctly.