What is Bunker Safety checklist as per ISGOTT ?

The Bunkering safety Check-list contains the following sections:

  1. Bunkers to be transferred : A joint agreement on the quantity and grades of Bunkers to be transferred , together with agreed transfer rates and maximum line back pressures.
  2. Bunker tanks to be loaded : An identification of the tanks to be loaded with the aim of ensuring that there is sufficient space to safely accommodate the bunkers to be transferred. Space is provided to record each tank’s maximum filling capacity and the available volume.
  3. Checks by barge Prior to Berthing : This section provides the checks to be carried out before the barge goes alongside the ship.
  4. Checks Prior to Transfer : This section provides the checks to be jointly undertaken before transfer activities commence.

Where an item is agreed not to be applicable to the ship, to the barge or to the operation envisaged , a note to that effect should be entered in the ‘Remarks’ column.

The presence of the letters ‘A’ or ‘R’ in the code column indicates the following :

A    ( ‘Agreement ‘). This indicates an agreement or procedure that should be identified in the  Check-List or communicated in some other mutually acceptable form.

R    (‘Re-check’). This indicates items to be re-checked at appropriate intervals , as agreed between both parties and stated in the declaration.

The joint declaration should not be signed until all parties have checked and accepted their assigned responsibilities and accountabilities.

       Port      _______                                                Date _________

       Ship      _______                                                Barge _________

      Master   _________                                           Master _________

Bunkers to be transferred

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