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Fuel supply operation is a range of responsibilities. Recognised operating procedures in a vessel’s Safety Management System has to be kept in full during bunker delivery. Otherwise substantial costs, penalties, life, time and property losses occur as a consequence. Causing such an incident in some countries may result in criminal justice and law enforcement. Innocent people and institutions are affected as a result of chain accusation.
We, all the players, have come to the understanding that the product that is taken from the fictitious depots and supplied to the ships attentively is considered a threat for environmental pollution. The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships (MARPOL Convention) that is the leading agreement undersigned to prevent pollution of the sea by the ships, is an obligatory liability, which must be adhered to. We should attach great importance to the factor of protecting the environment from the beginning stage of the fuel supply operation till to finalizing phase of delivering it to the ship. Operational procedures must be followed precisely. Intentional or as a mistake, lubes, bunkers, liquid or solid, any contaminated waste belonging to the ship should not be allowed to spill on the marine environment.
Operational security supports our sensitiveness in this issue. Local regulations regarding operational safety and health should be adhered to in full. All staff in charge should be aware of working with a dangerous material and they should be trained in this issue. Accidents are avoided with the availability of obligatory equipment, regular training programs and seminars for the authorised personnel.
Environmental safety and security of life and property are interconnected while bunkering and they are the key factors of modern maritime industry. Bunkerist is determined on coordinating the activities he conduct with all their business partners on the issue of following up the above mentioned factors.