Singapore: MPA Issues Updated Bunkering Guidelines

Tuesday June 25, 2019

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) today released updated guidance for preventing pollution during bunkering operations.

"Bunkering related oil spills are generally due to operational lapses and could be prevented if
all the necessary precautions are taken," MPA said.

Among the guidelines to be observed are having sufficient personnel onboard in a state of readiness to deal with an emergency, ensuring bunker hoses/arms are to be in good condition, and having the entire bunkering operation supervised by a responsible person.

The Port Marine Circular can be read in full here:

https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/wcm/connect/www/3652d53e-516e-4123-ad1b-303d462a14b3/pc19-013.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=3652d53e-516e-4123-ad1b-303d462a14b3&attachment=true