What is the disposal procedure for bunker samples?
07 Jan '21, 05:10
The MARPOL Annex VI sample should be kept onboard in a safe location until the fuel bunkered has been substantially consumed, but in any case for a period of at least 12 months after the fuel delivery.
“Retain one sealed and signed sample of the bunker oil received till the time that particular oil is used on board (SSMM 7.9.14).”
Once the retention period is over as stipulated above, the samples can be disposed.
The expired samples to be emptied to one of the sludge tanks for incineration along with other sludge and the bottle to be flushed with diesel oil & cleaned. The empty cleaned plastic bottles to be landed ashore along with other plastic disposables.
07 Jan '21, 05:12