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Fuel Oil Management Manual

A management plan to provide guidance on use, storage and handling of fuel oil on board, including change over procedures

Regulatory Reference: EU Directive 2005/33/EC, MARPOL Annex VI

Regulatory Reference


Ships switch fuel oil from residual fuels to distillate fuels in order to reduce emissions. Scope of this Plan is to provide guidance on the actions to be taken to prevent fuel system failures and propulsion casualties while meeting current and future exhaust emission control requirements. Plan is developed in line with IMO Guidelines and common marine practice. Approval by the Administration or a Recognised Organisation (RO) on behalf of the Administration is NOT mandatory, however plan will be subject to approval for the RO providing relevant notation.

Indicative Contents

  • Class Documents
  • Legislation
  • Company Circulars/ Guidance
  • Maker’s Instructions
  • Risk Assessment
  • Bunkering- Fuel Change over procedures

Info/Plans Required

  • Ship Specific Information (Questionnaire to be submitted)


  • Master will have a guidance with respect to bunkering and change over requirements
  • Procedures as per vessel specific arrangements
  • Detailed instructions and responsibilities
  • Updated with latest requirements and legislation
  • Easy record keeping
  • Calculation example and calculator for change over will be provided
  • Already inspected by most MoU’s PSC Officers / inspector surveyors and RO surveyors for notation approval

We will Ensure

  • Full compliance with national and international regulations and common marine practice
  • Real life documentation addressed to senior officers and crew onboard
  • Full integration of any client specific requirements
  • Full support provided after development in line with our Document Support Policy

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