REFUELLING ASSIGNMENT THREE ........................NAME:___________________


Question 1 (1 Mark)

When refuelling at the end of a day you notice the flange on the fuel tank is broken, allowing fuel to escape into the bilges. You should:

a.      make a note for tomorrows skipper before going home

b.      advise the engineer and arrange to clean up

c.      run the bilge pumps to clear the spill

d.      clamp up the flange, and allow the spill to disperse overnight

Question 2 (1 Mark)

The pollution regulations require vessels under 400 tonne dwt. to maintain:

 a.     a lookout for oil slicks from their operational discharges.

 b.     a record of fuel and oil usage.

 c.     an oily water separation system & an oil record book.

.d.          a supply of  emergency dispersant of 1% by weight of all the oils on board.

Question 4 (1 Mark)

A marine pollution spill must be reported:

a       within 48 hour

b       as soon as is practical.

c       on entering a port

d       it is voluntary to report.

Question 5 (1 Mark)

Corporate rather than individual penalty points may apply to owners of commercial vessels that contravene the maritime pollution laws.

TRUE                  FALSE

Question 7 (6 Marks) 

What needs to be considered in developing and implementing an effective refuelling plan on a fishing vessel? What are the laws that apply and how will you ensure that the plan remains compliant and effective?

At 7am on 1st June 2004, while transferring fuel to another vessel as master of the MV Supply (owners Offshore Oilers Pty, of Iluka) in a position to windward of Solitary Islands a hose splits spilling 2000 litres oil fuel overboard.

a. Describe your immediate response.

b. Write the POLREP that you would send to Waterways using the required format as below:

Position, weather & passage details of ship.
Name and contact details of owner
Position & time of pollution event.
Name, class and description of discharge.
Intended radio schedule of situation reports

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