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Guidelines for the Transfer of Refined Oil and Oil Products in Arctic Waters (PAME) (2004)

EPPR participated in the development of these guidelines, which was led by the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group. Written for vessels that may be supplying Arctic communities, industries, and other vessels working in the Arctic, their aim is to prevent cargo/fuel oil spillage and resulting environmental damage during transfer between any two vessels or between a vessel and shore facility. The Guidelines identify general principles, and address pre-transfer and transfer operations, contingency planning, and post-transfer actions. Appendices include recommended spill response equipment, an oil transfer check list, and a bibliography.

Download the complete Guidelines in English.  

The Guidelines have been translated into Russian available here: http://www.pame.is/offshore-oil-and-gas.