Bunkering and oil slops transfer operations
To all Ships Masters, Owners, Operators, Ships Agents and fishermen bunkering and transferring oil slops at Drogheda Port.
Drogheda Port hereby gives notice of the following requirement for vessels greater than 50gt when taking bunkers and transferring oil slops at Drogheda Port.
Bunkering operations and the transfer of slops are subject to the consent of the Harbour Master.
Before any transfer of bunkers or slops commences the attached bunker checklist is to be completed by:
• the receiving vessel;
• the transfer road tanker;
• vessel transferring the slops.
Any spillage is to result in the immediate cessation of bunker/slop transfer operations and must be immediately reported to the Drogheda Port Company office (041-9838378, Mon – Fri 0900 – 1645hrs) out of hours 0862547827 and to the vessels agent.
Information to be provided must include:
• The location of the spill;
• The type of oil spilt;
• The approximate quantity;
• Action taken so far to mitigate/resolve.
The resumption of bunker/slop transfer operations will only take place following the Harbourmaster’s approval. Completion of the operations may require additional supervision. The cost of supervision and any clean-up cost will be borne by the polluter.
Captain Martin Donnelly
Harbourmaster & Pilotage Superintendent
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