Name of Vessel
Was the bunker inspection completed
Reasons for incomplete Bunker inspection ?
The purpose of this inspection is to improve awareness of the responsibilities of the parties involved with the transfer. These responsibilities include adherence to port requirements which are contained in the publication: "Bunker and Non- Cargo Liquid Transfer Management Guideline" available on the website www.portofmelbourne.com
1. Are all scuppers and other deck openings securely plugged or sealed?
2. Is there an empty and plugged "save all" or drip tray under the manifold connection?
4. Are unused bunker connections closed, fully bolted with a blank flange and secured?
5. Is the bunker connection sealed, fully bolted and leak free at the start of operations?
6. Are "No Smoking/No Naked Flame" regulations being observed with signage?
7. Are fire fighting and oil response equipment on hand and ready for use?
8. Have the procedures for bunker handling been agreed with?
8a. Have the procedures been sighted?
- Hand Held Radio
- Staff at Manifold
10. Location of the dripping points (tank gauging points) on ship?
- Hand held radios
- Ships internal telephone
- Verbal (when close and line of sight) communication
- None or poor communication with long distances apart
12. Is there an effective deck watch at the dipping point (tank gauging points)?
13. Is there sufficient ullage (space) in ships tanks for the product to be received?
14. Name the tank the bunkers are being transferred to or from on the ship?
15a. Is the barge securely moored?
15b. Is the truck parked at a suitable location and area cordoned off?
- In test
- In good condition
- Properly Rigged
- Of sufficient length to allow for movement
- Fitted wit Secure Camlock
18. Are hoses spanning the water continuous with no connections?
19. Are there drip trays or "save all" under manifold connections?
20. Are unused bunker connections closed, flanged and secured?
21. Are "No Smoking/No Naked Flame" regulations being observed with signage?
22. Are fire fighting and oil response equipment on hand and ready for use?
23. Is there a responsible person on site at all times (truck driver, ship or barge crew)?
24. Is there sufficient ullage in barge/trucks tanks for the product to be received
Remarks: (Has sufficient notice been given? Has access been granted to the Bunker inspector?)
For the Ship, Name, Rank, Date and Time?
For the Barge, Name, Rank, Date and Time?
For the Road Tanker, Name, Company, Date and Time?
Bunker Inspector, Name, Date and Time?
Bunker Inspector contact number 9681 8044
Port Safety Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) contact number 9683 1594
Melbourne VTS VHF channel 12 contact number 9644 9777
The term covers fuel oils, diesel oils, lube oils, sludge, waste oils and oily water. Fresh water and bulk liquid cargo are covered by separate obligations.
If no evidence of a bunker permit, complete the inspection and notify the duty Port Safety Officer (PSO) during business hours.
Tick load if ship is receiving bunkers.
Tick unload if ship is discharging bunkers.
Mark conforming items with a tick and non-conforming items with a cross.
Mark N.A. if the line item is not applicable to the operation.
Notify the Duty Port Safety Officer of non-conforming items.
Check scuppers are plugged especially at the lowest point (aft) on vessel deck.
Must be empty, with drain holes plugged and under the manifolds and hose joins.
Unused connections must be closed with a blank flange securely bolted. Camlocks must be tied down.
Any leaks noticed at the time of inspection.
(No Smoking/No Naked Flame) signage must be on Site.
Fire Extinguisher or fire hose and oil spill response kit with spill absorbent pads and/or spill absorbent booms (sausages) must be on site.
Tick appropriate boxes. If unable to get a copy, sight same and take notes from same. Notes can be put in Remarks.
Tick appropriate boxes. Describe if required. It is compulsory to use radios as a means of communication when line of sight between suppliers is obstructed or if the distance is more than 75 metres.
Tick appropriate boxes. Describe if necessary. Do not enter a space (engine room or accommodation) to physically sight it. Accept Duty Officers word for it.
Tick appropriate boxes. Describe if necessary.
Describe if required.
Ullage, Volume of empty space in tank.
Name the tanks and fill quantities if known.
Tick appropriate boxes.
Tick appropriate boxes. Describe if required.
Tick appropriate boxes. Describe if required.
Request adding a hose to span the water. If the problem still exists, ensure that the connection is secured and supported.
Are drip trays clean, empty and in place?
Fully bolted or blanked with secured camlocks.
In place and service.
Standing by ashore and onboard vessel.
The empty space in the tank
Obtain all names and signatures. If a person refused to sign, make note on the inspection report, "Refused to Sign"
Bunker and Non-Cargo Liquid Transfer Management Guideline. Available on the PoMC web site: http/www/portofmelbourne.com/portoperations/hazcargoes.aspx.