Audit 1

BUNKER TRANSFER CHECKLIST

Name of Vessel

Location

Permit Number

Agent

Product

Quantity

Inspection date and time

Load

Unload

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

Was the bunker inspection completed ?
SHIP REQUIREMENTS

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?

9. What are the means of communication between ship and barge or road tanker?

10. Location of the dripping points (tank gauging points) on ship?

11. Means of communication between ships crew

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?

Remarks

Audit 2

BARGE OR ROAD TANKER REQUIREMENTS

15a. Is the barge securely moored?

15b. Is the truck parked at a suitable location and area cordoned off?

16. The bunker hoses are:
17. Are all connections

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?)

We the undersigned have verified the items in this checklist and have satisfied ourselves that the entries made are correct to the best of our knowledge.

For the Ship, Name, Rank, Date and Time?

Add signature

For the Barge, Name, Rank, Date and Time?

Add signature

For the Road Tanker, Name, Company, Date and Time?

Add signature

Bunker Inspector, Name, Date and Time?

Add signature

Bunker Inspector contact number 9681 8044
Port Safety Officer (safety@portofmelbourne.com) contact number 9683 1594
Melbourne VTS VHF channel 12 contact number 9644 9777

Checklist Guidance

BUNKER INSPECTORS CHECKLIST GUIDANCE
Bunkers

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.

Permit Number

If no evidence of a bunker permit, complete the inspection and notify the duty Port Safety Officer (PSO) during business hours.

Load/Unload

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.

Item 1 Scruppers Plugged

Check scuppers are plugged especially at the lowest point (aft) on vessel deck.

Items 2/3 Drip Trays

Must be empty, with drain holes plugged and under the manifolds and hose joins.

Item 4 Unused Connections

Unused connections must be closed with a blank flange securely bolted. Camlocks must be tied down.

Item 5 Leaks

Any leaks noticed at the time of inspection.

Item 6 Signage

(No Smoking/No Naked Flame) signage must be on Site.

Item 7 Fire Fighting/ Oil Spill Response

Fire Extinguisher or fire hose and oil spill response kit with spill absorbent pads and/or spill absorbent booms (sausages) must be on site.

Item 8 Procedures

Tick appropriate boxes. If unable to get a copy, sight same and take notes from same. Notes can be put in Remarks.

Item 9 Communications

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.

Item 10 Dripping Points

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.

Item 11 Internal Communications

Tick appropriate boxes. Describe if necessary.

Item 12 Deck Watch

Describe if required.

Item 13 Ullage

Ullage, Volume of empty space in tank.

Item 14 Tanks

Name the tanks and fill quantities if known.

Item 15 Barge mooring and truck location

Tick appropriate boxes.

Item 16 Bunker hoses

Tick appropriate boxes. Describe if required.

Item 17 Hose Connections

Tick appropriate boxes. Describe if required.

Item 18 Continuous hose

Request adding a hose to span the water. If the problem still exists, ensure that the connection is secured and supported.

Item 19 Drip trays

Are drip trays clean, empty and in place?

Item 20 Unused Connections

Fully bolted or blanked with secured camlocks.

Item 21 Regulations/Signage

In place.

Item 22 Fire Fighting

In place and service.

Item 23 Responsible Person

Standing by ashore and onboard vessel.

Item 24 Ullage

The empty space in the tank

Names and Signatures

Obtain all names and signatures. If a person refused to sign, make note on the inspection report, "Refused to Sign"

Reference Guide

Bunker and Non-Cargo Liquid Transfer Management Guideline. Available on the PoMC web site: http/www/portofmelbourne.com/portoperations/hazcargoes.aspx.

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.