The LHB is committed to working closely with all harbour users to ensure that pollution risks associated with bunkering are mitigated as far as possible, and that any spillages which do occur are dealt-with promptly and effectively.
In order to ensure safe, clean operations:
- The LHB requires merchant ship owners and/or charterers to provide the Harbour Manager with advance notice of any bunkering operations proposed whilst the vessel is berthed in Littlehampton.
- The LHB requires merchant ship owners and/or charterers to ensure that a bunkering check-list is completed and signed by representatives from the ship and from the fuel-supplying company before bunkering commences. Ships are encouraged to use the LHB bunkering check-list; alternative checklists are acceptable providing that they specify equally rigorous standards.
- The LHB operations team may choose to observe operations, and to request a copy of the completed check-list.
- Any spillages during bunkering or other operations must be immediately reported to the Harbour Manager or Deputy.