- All deck scuppers to be plugged after draining off any water accumulation on deck.
- Adequate save-all to be used while connecting or disconnecting bunker hoses.
- Check Bunker hoses for any damage.
- Attention to be paid to the tightness of the bunker hoses due to tidal effects.
- Communication and Emergency shut down signal between ship and shore to be established and fully understood.
- Tank vent pipes to be kept open to ensure escape of gases.
- Bunker Loading Plan or Chart to be prepared of the tanks in which bunkers are to be taken with present soundings and sounding at 85% of full capacity of the tank.
- No internal oil transfer to be carried out during bunkering operation. All unnecessary valves to be kept shut.
- Fire Fighting , pollution control and oil spill equipment to be kept ready.
- NO SMOKING SIGN TO BE DISPLAYED.
- Day / Night signal to be exhibited
IMO Symbol A Class Division IMO Symbol B Class Division SOLAS has tables for structural fire protection requirement of bulkheads and decks. The requirements depend on the spaces in question and are different for passenger ships and cargo ships. The Administration has required a test of a prototype bulkhead or deck in accordance with the Fire Test Procedures Code to ensure that it meets the above requirements for integrity and temperature rise. Types of Divisions: "A" Class "B" Class "C" Class "A" Class: "A" class divisions are those divisions formed by bulkheads and decks which comply with the following criteria: They are constructed of steel or equivalent material They are suitably stiffened They are constructed as to be capable of preventing the passage of smoke and flame to the end of the one-hour standard fire test. they are insulated with approved non-combustible materials such that the average tempera
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