This Bunkering Best Practices manual contains tips and best practices that can help you prevent oil spills and protect Washington’s environment, public health, safety, and economy. We encourage you to use this guide to develop your bunkering policies and train your crew in safe and effective practices.
By using responsible oil transfer procedures, you can greatly reduce costly and dangerous spill incidents.
Booming oil transfers in Washington State
Bunker procedure checklist
Written pre-loading plan
Watchstander & personnel duties
Training for bunker crew
When bunkers arrive
Environmental harm from oil spills
Lessons learned from fueling spills
Fatigue and maritime operations
Safe access to vessels
Cell phone use and marine operations
Vessel oil spill penalties
Bunker pre-loading plan
Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force bunkering video