What is the appropriate methods on how to check presence of H2S & Benzene prior and during bunkering operation?

What are also actions to be taken in case H2S & Benzene is found?

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07 Dec '21, 09:52

Dec. 7, 2021, 9:52 a.m.
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Measurements of H2S and Benzene are the part of pre-bunkering and repetitive checks.

H2S concentration usually measured with portable multi-gas detector which bunkering crew should wear all the time on deck:

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Benzene concentration usually measured with Dräger tubes:

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Both gases are highly poisonous and if found in the outdoor air during bunkering, the operation must be stopped immediately, Ship Manager/DPA contacted.

Fuel contaminated with H2S and Benzene can not be kept on board due to high risk for crew health.

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15 Dec '21, 13:19

Dec. 15, 2021, 1:19 p.m.
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