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18.104.22.168 BUNKERING FROM TANKER BARGE
It would exceed the framework of this publication to establish a detailed checklist for such bunkering operations. Such checklists would most probably interfere with those developed and established by the Company and the vessel under the SMS. Nevertheless some key points should be mentioned.
The basis for a successful bunkering operation is the full exchange of information prior to the commencement of any such operation. This exchange of information should at least contain the following
Prior to the transfer of personnel or equipment, the bunker barge must be safely moored alongside. There must be safe access and safe delivery at all times during the transfer operations. The respective freeboards of both the vessel and the bunker barge must be taken into account, as they change with the progress of the bunker operations.
A further exchange of information in writing should contain at least