PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT KEY DURING FUEL TRANSFERS

AMSOL manages Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfers and loading operations off the South African coast and in South African ports, utilising specialist personnel and equipment to mitigate the high risk associated with these fuel transfers.

The company has the resources, enabling infrastructure, supply chain and experience required to professionally ensure efficiency in managing these operations to high international standards, in compliance with the requirements of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

Qualified AMSOL Transfer Masters, Pilots and Deck Teams with experience in the company’s offshore terminal operations conduct these and operations and the company has built up the significant competence, management systems and risk mitigation measures required for managing fuel transfers and operations.

In February AMSOL oversaw an offshore fuel transfer off of Mossel Bay between the supply vessel ‘Sanco Chaser’ and the seismic survey vessel ‘PGS Apollo’.

The transfer took place whilst the ‘PGS Apollo’ towed 10 seismic cables and was completed successfully to the satisfaction of relevant authorities, with all procedures and risk assessment measures in place.

In March AMSOL was contracted to oversee the STS bunkering of approximately 1200 metric tonnes of methanol from the tanker ‘Fenno Swan’ to the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit ‘N’Goma’ off Soyo Angola.

AMSOL also recently managed an STS transfer from the ‘Vemahope’ to the ‘Carabobo’ off St. Helena Bay where approximately 5050 metric tonnes of low sulphur marine gas oil was safely transferred.