News 18 Dec, 2009

EU Sulphur Directive - Intertanko/OCIMF Guidance

Further to the Club’s recent news article on the EU Sulphur Directive, additional advice has just been published by Intertanko/OCIMF entitled “Guidance for hazard identification for use of and switching to low sulphur marine gas oil in auxiliary boilers and associated equipment onboard tankers to meet requirements of the EU sulphur directive 2005/33/EC”

Although aimed principally at tanker operators, Members will recognise that the risk assessment and hazard identification process outlined in the document may also be used to evaluate boilers, burners, flame detection devices, fuel pumps, piping systems and fuel storage arrangements aboard many other types of vessel.