Fuel oil bunkering - Good bunker practice
New learning modules

Fuel oil bunkering - Good bunker practice

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) and Seagull Maritime have collaborated on new e-learning modules and reflective learning films describing the importance and procedures for fuel testing. Unpredictable fuel quality is a regular cause for concern among ship operators. Apart from creating operational problems, fuels of unknown quality may lead to financial losses or violation of statutory requirements.

Disregarding local or global environmental regulations may result in penalties such as vessel detentions and fines. To protect your company’s assets, you should always determine the quality of fuel purchases before use by testing a representative sample at an accredited laboratory.

While some fuel buyers may argue that they have not encountered any fuel-related problems, it is increasingly difficult to pinpoint the sources of quality problems because marine fuel is an internationally traded commodity. For this reason, ship operators should constantly monitor the quality of bunkers delivered to their vessels.

MARPOL Annex VI states that the global sulphur cap will be reduced from current 3.50% to 0.50%, effective from 1 January 2020. As a longstanding and leading member of international regulatory bodies, VPS helps you navigate and comply with bunker environmental regulations, and understand how these can impact your vessels’ operations and business.

                                                            

You can read more about the new e-learning modules in the below links. 

These learning modules are delivered with extensive attention to instructional design and focuses on the expected outcome for the learner. The main aim of the modules is to improve awareness and reduce risks related to bunkering operations as well as understanding the test results from bunker sampling. It will be an effective way to train your crew so your vessel stays in compliance with the regulations.


Thomas Aas

Thomas Aas

Teamleader Marketing & Communication, Seagull Maritime

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Thomas holds a bachelor in communication from University of Western Sydney Australia. After spending 7 years in the communication and media industry focusing on visual communication and photography he went back to life as student again. This time he studied international shipping & logistics, before he started working at Seagull Maritime within the sales & marketing department.

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