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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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?
Lube Oil in Bulk
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