Risk Focus: Safe Bunker Operations

Date: 16/10/2018
Source: UK P&I Club / Brookes Bell
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Risk Focus: Safe Bunker Operations

How to ensure safe bunkering practice to avoid spills

The Club's claim records indicate a recent increase in the number of pollution incidents relating to bunkering operations or internal bunker transfers, and even relatively minor incidents have resulted in very high value claims for the recovery of pollutants, clean-up, restoration operations and third party damages.

Although the vast majority of bunker transfers are performed without incident, very occasionally, things can and do go wrong. This publication aims to provide guidance for Members on how to ensure bunkering is practiced safely and to prevent losses as a result.

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