News 18 Feb, 2021

OSRO requirement for bunkering in Argentina - update

Tony Paulson
Tony Paulson
Corporate Director

The Argentinean Coast Guard has clarified the requirements for oil spill response arrangements when bunkering at Zona Comun in Argentina.

Further to our News Item of 28 December 2020 regarding new requirements for all ships to make oil spill response arrangements when bunkering at Zona Comun in Argentina, the Club’s local representative in Buenos Aires, Pandi Liquidadores, now advise that the Argentinean Coast Guard has clarified the requirements in light of industry concerns such that: 

“(1) those tankers carrying hydrocarbons or other harmful substances which are already sailing / operating in Argentinean [waters] with a valid “OSRO certificate” do not require any additional response services for bunkering at Zona Comun; and (2) dry-cargo vessels (such as bulk carriers or containerships) do not require such OSRO arrangement to receive bunkers at Zona Comun.”

A copy of the Pandi Liquidadores circular including the translated message from the Argentinean Coast Guard can be found via the links below.