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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 ( within 48 hours of completion of this operation.

Question Receiver Supplier
1. Has the Harbour Master's Office been advised of transfer?
2. Are vessels securely moored/anchored?
3. Are emergency towing lines/wire rigged?
4. Is there a spill response plan?
5. Has containment boom equipment been deployed?
Person authorized to initiate response plan.


1. Bunkers to be Transferred
Grade Tonnes Volume at Loading Temp Loading Temperature Maximum Transfer Rate Maximum Line Pressure
Fuel Oil
Gas Oil/Diesel
Lube Oil in Bulk

2. Bunker Tanks to be Loaded
Tank No. Grade Volume of tank @ percent Volume of Oil in Tank before Loading Available Volume Volume to be Loaded Total Volumes Grade

3. Checks Prior to Berthing/Transfer
Question Receiver Supplier
1. The barge has obtained the necessary permissions to go alongside receiving ship
2. The fenders have been checked, are in good order and there is no possibility of metal to metal contact
3. Adequate electrical insulating means are in place in the barge-to-ship connection
4. All bunker hoses are in good condition and are appropriate for the service intended
5. The barge is securely moored
6. There is a safe means of access between the ship and barge
7. Effective communications have been established between Responsible Officers
8. There is an effective watch on board the barge and on the ship receiving bunkers
9. Fire hoses and fire-fighting equipment on board the barge and ship are ready for immediate use
10. 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
11. Initial line up has been checked and unused bunker connections are blanked and fully bolted
12. The transfer hose is properly rigged and fully bolted and secured to manifolds on the ship and barge
13. Overboard valves connected to the cargo system, engine room bilges and bunker lines are closed and sealed
14. All cargo and bunker hatch lids are closed
15. Bunker tank contents will be monitored at regular intervals
16. There is a supply of oil spill clean-up material readily available for immediate use
17. The main radio transmitter aerials are earthed and radars are switched off
18. Fixed VHF/UHF transceivers and AIS equipment are on the correct power mode or switched off
19. Smoking rooms have been identified and smoking restrictions are being observed
20. Naked light regulations are being observed
21. All external doors and ports in the accomodation are closed
22. Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS) for the bunker transfer have been exchanged where requested
23. The hazards associated with toxic substances in the bunkers being handled have been identified and understood