Regístrese hoy mismo

y en menos de un minuto podrá acceder a:Titulares de última horaAnálisis y reportajesVídeos, podcasts y blogs sobre materias primasMuestras de precios e información de mercadoInformes especialesAvisos a los suscriptores y alertas diarias por correo electrónico

¿Ya tiene una cuenta?

Inicie sesión para registrarse

¿Olvidó su contraseña?

Nota: Los suscriptores de Platts Market Center solo pueden restablecer contraseñas desde la plataforma Platts Market Center

Indíquenos la dirección de correo electrónico con la que está registrado y le enviaremos un correo electrónico con su contraseña.


  • Correo electrónico Address* Escriba una dirección de correo electrónico.

Si es usted suscriptor/a premium; no podremos enviarle su contraseña por razones de seguridad. Póngase en contacto con nuestro departamento de atención al cliente.

Si es usted suscriptor/a de Platts Market Center, deberá restablecer su contraseña desde el portal de Platts Market Center.

En esta lista
Transporte marítimo

Singapore's MPA updates guidelines for preventing pollution during bunkering

Transporte marítimo

Platts Dirty Tankerwire

Petróleo | Productos refinados | Fuelóleo | Transporte marítimo | Flete de carga seca | Combustibles marinos | Petroleros

Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference, 7th Annual

Petroquímicos | Aromáticos | Olefinas | Polímeros | Disolventes e intermedios

Panorama petroquímico de Asia, semana del 16 de septiembre

Singapore's MPA updates guidelines for preventing pollution during bunkering

Singapore — The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore issued a circular Tuesday updating its guidelines for preventing oil spills during bunkering operations.

¿No está registrado?

Reciba alertas diarias y avisos para suscriptores por correo electrónico; personalice su experiencia.

Registro

As part of the guidelines, both the bunker tanker and the receiving vessel are to be securely moored taking into consideration the prevailing and expected sea/weather conditions, and moorings are to be tended to promptly throughout the entire operation.

An effective and reliable communication line is to be used and agreed upon by the bunker tanker and the receiving vessel, MPA's circular said.

Prior to the commencement of bunkering operations, the maximum pumping rate and maximum pressure, including starting and topping-up rate, have to be agreed upon by both the bunker tanker and the receiving vessel, it said.

The emergency shut-down procedure is to be agreed upon by both vessels prior to the commencement of bunkering operations, it added.

The bunker hoses/arms are to be in good condition and properly rigged and securely connected, it said, adding that before the commencement of bunkering operations, all overboard discharge scuppers are to be effectively plugged and drip trays of adequate size are to be placed in position.

A person should also be in constant attendance at both the delivery and receiving hose connection during the bunkering operation, the MPA said.

During the entire process, no other operation involving transfer of bunker in bulk is to be carried out onboard either vessel, it said, while also detailing various other guidelines.

The MPA said it would also like to draw attention of ship masters and bunker craft operators to Regulation 7 of the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea Act.

"If any discharge of oil or oily mixture occurs from a Singapore ship into any part of the sea or from any ship into Singapore waters, the master, the owner and the agent of the ship shall each be guilty of an offence and shall each be liable on conviction to a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $1 million, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both," it said.

Singapore is the world's largest bunkering port. The guidelines apply to all vessels that are supplying and receiving bunkers at the Port of Singapore.

-- Surabhi Sahu, surabhi.sahu@spglobal.com

-- Edited by Shashwat Pradhan, newsdesk@spglobal.com